Last weekend I went to CVS to pick up a prescription. As I wove my way back to the pharmacy, I walked through AN ENTIRE AISLE of PEEPS.
Back in the good old days (1960’s and 1970’s) shopping was much simpler than it is today. There was one kind of bread (Wonder white), one kind of spaghetti (the long kind), one kind of eggs (the kind the egg man delivered). There was one brand of tampons (Tampax) and two kinds of sanitary napkins (maxi and mini).
And there was one kind of PEEPS: yellow chicks.
Back then, shopping for a week took little more than twenty minutes. Today said shopping takes a good hour because, with nearly every item we buy, we suffer from analysis paralysis. Try to send your husband to the grocery store instead? Plan on at least one phone call per item on the list. You may as well do it yourself.
When did this happen? And when is enough, enough?
Take PEEPS for example.
They’re not just for Easter anymore. Now you can buy them for Valentines Day, Easter, “Summer,” Halloween and Christmas.
You can get them in original, chocolate covered, chocolate-dipped and “special” flavors.
They come in a rainbow of colors
And you can get them shaped like a chick, bunny, pumpkin, ghost, cat, bear, heart or a gingerbread man.
You can get them traditional or sugar-free.
You can even prepare them (at least) 49 different ways.
You can even test your PEEPS IQ (Click HERE).
You get the picture. The question is, when is enough, enough? When does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? Does anyone besides me miss the good old days?