Sunday, September 16, 2007

Random observation for the weekend:

It's been a long time since I bought a package of Pecan Sandies. They now come in several different flavors - with chocolate chips, with chocolate spread on top, and one other that I can't recall. But because I'm such a creature of habit, I bought the plain-old kind that I haven't had in a coon's age because I love them with tea in the afternoon (I'm a die-hard tea time fan) and it's getting to be the time of year when tea time becomes comforting again (fall and winter). So yesterday I opened the package at tea time and gasped. The cookies have shrunk. Drastically. Worse than a cheap T-shirt on high heat. Seriously, these things are half the size they used to be! I wonder how many other products have been downsized and we just don't notice because it happens so gradually.

And while we're talking about the sizes of things changing, am I the only one who has gained weight over the years and yet wears a smaller size than I used to? From the time I was in college until just a few years ago I wore a size 10 without fail. Now the 10's are too big and the 8's fit well. And even once in a while I wear a 6. Are the manufacturers trying to make us all feel better about our bodies? They should have left the sizes alone and let me feel like the out-of-shape exercise-slacker I am - it would have been motivating.

And speaking of motivating, I found out yesterday that my 30-year high school reunion is taking place next summer on 08-08-08. I haven't been to a reunion yet, so I'm definitely going to this one. Now there's motivation.

Be thankful ~

Karen

1 comment:

Sarah said...

My sister (who seems to know a lot) says that companies have started "vanity sizing". She has noticed it especially with The Gap. So, you are right about that!