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Nut Goodies? It all Depends.

November 25, 2021

Akimbo. Outside of me frequently standing with my arms akimbo I don’t have much to say.

I know there used to be a mixed martial arts fighter named Kimbo Slice, and if I had an action figure of Kimbo, I could have taken a picture of me pointing to it and saying, “Hey, look, here’s a Kimbo!“. But I don’t.

I learned that Harry Potter made a movie called Guns Akimbo but I haven’t seen it so I can’t talk about it. Other than to say that I watched the trailer and Harry Potter uses the “F” word. More than once. That was a little dismaying.

So it’s Thanksgiving and even though I’m someone who doesn’t like grocery shopping because of the crowds, for some reason I feel drawn to the store on Thanksgiving because you feel you need one thing. This is a feeling I learned this morning that’s not unique to me. It’s not that I really need that one thing, or even know what it is going in, but I need it, if you know what I mean. There’s a sort of a thrill being around the action and watching the shoppers and wondering why they’re all here seven hours before dinner with with full grocery carts and making up stories about them.

This cold Minneapolis Thanksgiving morning I realized that I needed to head out to the store. Not because I wanted to experience the atmosphere of panicked grocery shoppers for some odd reason that I don’t fully understand, but because I legitimately needed something: a Nut Goodie bar. Why do I need a Nut Goodie bar? It’s because I thought I might watch the Harry Potter akimbo movie later and candy bars go good with movies. Nut Goodies are made in St. Paul and if they’re not sold where you are that’s unfortunate. The store didn’t have any so I bought some cole slaw and went to Walgreens.

I don’t understand why it’s “Walgreens” and not “Walgreen’s”. The company name is the Walgreen Company and it was started a lot time ago by a guy named Walgreen. So why not Walgreen’s? And if it’s “Walgreens” then shouldn’t their pharmacy department be advertised as “Walgreens’ pharmacy”?

Anyway, I’m at Walgreens (or Walgreen’s if you’re like me) and it’s not too busy. I grab my Nut Goodie and I’m walking up and down the aisles checking out the action when what do I see? The song is true: once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right because there in front of me on a package of Depends is a picture of a happy guy with arms akimbo.

Score! Reward = double back for a second Nut Goodie bar.

Thanks for reading and sticking around and if you’ve ever given me a ‘Like’ or a comment in the past, thank you! I hope you’re enjoying the day.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2021 12:16 pm

    And speaking of Walgreens’s’es…look at how Depends is spelled on the package!
    Happy Turkey Day!

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    • November 25, 2021 1:29 pm

      Likewise ‘gobsmacked.’ I think I can explain, while standing with arms akimbo–the spelling on the package. There is only one underwear in this Depend package. If you buy the two-fer, then it becomes Depends. I never heard of a Nut Goodie Bar, but Google says it is an ‘old-time candy.’ Probably explains it being on the Depend aisle. 😉🤣

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      • November 25, 2021 3:00 pm

        Ah! Suddenly, it all makes perfect sense!
        And I do like a old-school Nut Goodie (they do Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls, also a winner), and yes my hair is gray, but I don’t Depends on anyone! Lol! ❤

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  2. November 25, 2021 1:32 pm

    Whew, this was pretty great, Michael. Harry Potter, candy, and underwear, and they all tie together. Funny you mention Walgreens. I think of the same thing (with the apostrophe) every single time I see their sign. That and PetSmart, which I wonder if they mean PetsMart. I think dogs and cats might have something to say… Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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