This brief stroll through snack-food Shangri-la got me thinking: "I haven't tasted nearly enough kinds of Doritos! We should have a little taste-test!" Deciding we didn't need full-size bags for this endeavor (see, we have some common sense!), Jay and I stopped at a Holiday station near our apartment. We grabbed 3 different flavors in snack-size bags and made our way to the counter.
The very friendly clerk said "Hungry for Doritos?" As you might imagine, I couldn't help myself:
"WE'RE GONNA DO A TASTE-TEST AND TRY ALL THESE FLAVORS!" I blurted out, as Jay gently patted my shoulder, trying to keep me from embarrassing myself.
But without missing a beat, the clerk chimed it "Oooh, then you don't want those (pointing to one of the bags). I've had quite a few people tell me that they suck. And those (pointing to another bag) taste pretty much like the original flavor, so you might want to try something else! Have you tried [insert cheesy/spicy/crazy title here]? Or [insert another cheesy/spicy/crazy title here]? People really seem to like those! I haven't had them myself, but people get them ALL the time." She was practically breathless with enthusiasm.
So we settled on 3 new flavors, paid the nice clerk and were on our way out of the store. "I hope you have fun with your taste-test!" she called after us, waving as we left.
As fun as chomping your way through a Dorito taste-test might be solely on its own merit, having the teenager at the gas station share your ridiculous excitement and jump right in with her own enthusiasm really makes everything exponentially better. It was totally unanticipated and made our silliness even more fun.
It's a little foolish, how much I love that moment. But I really do. :)