The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight

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Bad Candy

While the only confirmed source of Diet Vanilla Coke in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the CVS on 14th St. and Thomas Circle is one bipolar little bastard. It often reeks of urine, however, one checkout girl in particular likes to show me photographs from whatever fashion magazine she's reading to crack some joke about a model's appearance (today it was to say one model's hair looked like fire, ala the bad guy in the Disney Hurcules movie that I haven't seen); the service is often fast, but I have been nearly punched out for trying to explain to another customer that the rest of the people on line and I were doing the one-line-two-registers waiting scheme; it is tremendously convenient for picking up Alka Seltzer Morning Relief for when I'm sick or Halls Vitamin C drops when I'm really sick, it's hard to leave the place without being shaken down by a local street-dweller.

Today as I stepped in for my Diet Vanilla Coke, I passed the 50% off Halloween candy aisle and picked up a bag of Halloween-colored M&M's for $1.50, excited for a post-lunch mouthful of chocolatey goodness. I opened the bag not to find shiny black and orange candies, but to find crushed and dusty stale-chocolate smelling abominations. Clearly this bag was left over from last year, having survived this summer's three air conditioner breakdowns and a year in storage. Needless to say, I am disappointed.

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