29 April, 2008

How can we be sure?

Here's an item found by one of my Chicago correspondents: my dear brother Avy. On my recent visit to the States, he had a photo of this ready to show me as I arrived at the airport. Pretty impressive.

I eventually saw this in the store - not too surprisingly, it was in the fancy imported foods section, and is not a native American product. It seems to be British, as we might also understand from the "biscuit" reference.

I was, of course, mildly tempted to open one and take a bite, just to see if the Yorkie Police would appear to arrest me. I managed to resist, and instead looked a bit more closely at the wrapper. The thing that somehow grabbed my attention the most was the small purse that this stick figure is holding. Apparently that's the international symbol for "girl," one hand on her hip and the other clutching a handbag.

There are plenty of snide things that I could say about the Yorkie bar, but I think I'll leave this one open for free association...

8 comments:

Yoru Mishpatecha said...

That's pretty ridiculous. Maybe it's meaning is that girls are smart enough not to eat it or that it has actual testosterone as an ingredient. It reminds me of a joke. Why are all blond jokes one liners? So men can understand them.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny! I wonder what happens if girls eat them...do they start walking with a swagger? (I cleaned that up considerably)
Mom

Mirj said...

There are a lot of good reasons the Brits lost their empire. This is one of them.

toby said...

Wow - I'm overwhelmed! I wrote a post, went to sleep, woke up, and was inundated with comments - thanks for reading, everybody!

Yoru - that is a fantastic joke, thanks for sharing!

Mom - You can find out for yourself - we saw these at Jewel on Howard...

Mirj - Good insight - I'll be sure to share it with my English friends!

Dave (Balashon) said...

I like this even better. Don't feed the birds!

toby said...

Dave - that's really something else - I've stopped being shocked by these guys. Thanks for finding it!

Niki said...

I did see that when we went to UK recently... in the chocolate aisle at the local shop, at the gas station checkout counters, all over... never did try them, mostly because I'm celiac and they have biscuits in them, and no one wanted eat the rest of it if I had just a bite. Spoil sports. :-D

toby said...

Niki - I'm sure the only reason that you couldn't find someone to share was that everyone was morally opposed to the thing... :)