I was sitting around the table with three of my friends the other night in that post-dinner "we will nibble on anything if it is put in front of us" state. And -- whaddya know? -- a bowl of Hersey's Kisses presented itself and the nibbling commenced.
I was surprised to see that the little pieces of paper in the Kisses which used to just say "Hershey's" now come with messages. Two of my friends took Kisses out of the bowl and read their messages out loud. One said "I like you"; the other: "Way to Go." And it was just the little boost they needed. You can't help but just feel silly-good when the chocolate candy you are eating tells you that you are awesome.
Craving that same adoration, I quickly ripped off the wrapping of the nearest Kiss I could get my paws on. What would mine say? "You're as sweet as chocolate"? "You have an attractive face"? "I want to disrobe you in the same way that you just unwrapped me"? Nope.
My message in a Kiss? "I hate Mondays."
After doing some research, I found the list of all possible messages online (below). I am pretty sure I got the ONLY ONE that isn't either a compliment ("Looking Good," "You Rock"), an expression of encouragement ("Knock Em Dead," "Kiss Someone"), a flirtatious come-on ("Big Hug," "Guess Who?") or a positive statement ("Congratulations," "Thanks"). (Side note: the ones that give the Kiss an identity of its own -- "Let's Go Out," "You Love Me" -- creep me out a lot.)
But seriously. . . I HATE MONDAYS?!?!?!? WHO THOUGHT THAT WAS A MESSAGE SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO GET WHEN THEY ARE EATING CANDY?!?!??!