Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Outrageous Fortune

We have a problem here.  You see, sometime last year I bought a very large bag of peanut M&M's.  Wanting to make sure they didn't "disappear" before Bunko night, I hid them in my bedroom.  Naturally, when Bunko night rolled around, I couldn't find them; so I bought another bag to share with my guests. 

Fast forward to this morning, when I found the missing bag of peanut M&M's in my closet, hidden under a sweatshirt.  That's good, right?  2 pounds of melt-in-your-mouth-and-not-in-your-hand goodness, and they were mine.  ALL MINE.

But wait - on the bag it said, Find An All Brown Bag and you could Win $100,000 Instantly!  Well, that's nice.  I mean, I could use some money.  Except, as it turns out, the sweepstakes ended last September. 


Too late!


So here is my dilemma: do I open the bag of peanut M&M's, thereby risking the discovery that it contains only brown M&M's?  Do I really want to find out that, for the past year, I've had $100,000 lurking in my closet, $100,000 that has now turned into a pumpkin, as it were?  Or do I just throw out the unopened bag and NEVER KNOW?

Opinions in this household differ, so we're putting it to a vote here on the blog.  To see, or not to see?  That is the question.

20 comments:

  1. See! It's an anecdote worth 10K at least.

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  2. Rip open! Munch munch hm! Crunch crunsh hm! Chocolate! Yum yum! Peanuts! Hm!


    ... can you tell that I don't eat sugar and sweets until Easter?!?

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  3. Oh, the agony! On SO many levels...

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  4. Look at it this way. If it's an all-brown bag, you don't have the money, but you do have all the candy. If you don't open the bag, you don't have money OR candy. IMO, having candy is better than not having candy. And since the odds are that you didn't win the money. Candy, definitely.

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  5. Any bag of chocolate must be opened.

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  6. You have to look. The chocolate must be eaten! And how could you live the rest of your life not knowing?!

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  7. How can you EAT the M&Ms if you don't open the bag? I'd have to eat them.

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  8. EAT and see at the same time... :-)

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  9. Go to the M&M website to find out how many winners vs how many possible winners there were, then eat the candy. Share it with your family.

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  10. Oh dear! This is stressing me out. Please open them.

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  11. What would stop someone from buying 12 bags of m&ms, sorting out all of the brown ones and putting them in one bag?

    Unless, of course, they have something else inside the bag to identify the winner.

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  12. Don't open them. They're pretty old, so you can pretend that you think the nuts might have gone rancid. And what if they're all brown? How could you eat them while being racked with convulsive sobs, with tears of regret running down your cheeks? You might choke.

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  13. I'm with Robin H. Open, have chocolate. Not open, no have chocolate.

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  14. Okay, my blood pressure just went up a little bit.
    But I'm in the don't open, don't get chocolate vs. open and at least get the satisfaction of having chocolate. Plus the peanuts are good protein, right?

    It would drive me crazy to NOT know.

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  15. I'm still hung up on the fact that you bought a bag of M&Ms months ago in anticipation of Bunko night. Why so early?

    I say open the M&Ms. I seriously doubt that they have a short shelf life, so they should be good to eat.

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    1. No, I bought them for the Bunko night I was hosting LAST YEAR - in May, I think...

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  16. EAT.THEM.NOW. That's almost as good as finding money in the dryer.

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  17. The bag must be opened. Better to know, plus candy.

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