Some of you may be familiar with the singer Harry Chapin, who does a variety of more ridiculous songs for adults. I know him via his brother Tom, who was my childhood substitution for Raffi. Anyway, one of Harry’s songs that I delight in is ‘30,000 Pounds of Bananas’. Just picture it – a truck losing control outside of Scranton, sacrificing its load to the demon of bad breaks on a treacherous road. Now replace the treacherous road with a relatively flat and straight one, and substitute the bananas with 14 tons of Double Stuf Oreos, and you have today’s news.
While I find it ridiculous to envision literal TONS of cookies stopping traffic, there are other questions. What happened to the driver? Did he lose control? Was he injured? Did he have to eat his way out of tons of cookies after the spill? The article claims none of the cookie bags ripped open (yeah right), but even for those cookies still in bags, are there legal issues to selling them after the spill? Nobody likes crumbly Oreos. Personally, i think the company should sell the goods at a discount. Who knows what kind of invisible damage could result from the spill? There could be a complete loss of structural integrity, resulting in dissolving cookie if I try to dip it in milk. I vote, if not for a discount, at least for a random dipping test of the cookies spilled, just to check. I would guess there are very few who like oreo cookie floaters in their milk, either.
Thanks to Kate for the article and keeping me up to date on the Midwest (woohoo!).