Monday, January 14, 2008


I keep a bag of Hershey's kisses in one of my desk drawers. It satisfies my chocolate cravings and keeps me out of the vending machine (although $.75 for a Snickers bar is a pretty good deterrent as well).

This morning I noticed that the little piece of paper in the kiss wrapper said "Ouch."

I actually had to do a double take, thinking I misread it. Once I confirmed that it did, in fact, say "Ouch," I wondered why in the world that was on a Hershey's kiss wrapper. Don't they normally say "Kiss," or if you get the variety pack, something like "Almond," "Dark," or "Caramel?"

So I looked in the bag to see if they all said "Ouch," or if it was some kind of fluke.

Here are some of the other things I found on my kisses:

  • Feel Better
  • Knock 'em Dead
  • Way To Go
  • Kiss Someone
  • You Love Me
  • Thank you
I even found two more labeled "Ouch," so it wasn't a printing error.

Are they trying to take the place of the little candy hearts? And if so, what is the significance of "Ouch?"

'Cause let me tell you, my first thought was something along the lines of "Ouch, do you really want to add me to your calorie count for today?"

Some of that probably had to do with the rather interesting (short) discussion a few of us had before this morning's status meeting regarding health care, including smoking, obesity, and prevention vs. treatment.

In case you are wondering, I did eat the kiss. At 18 weeks pregnant I've only gained one pound, so I think I'm alright. Still, I'm pretty sure that's it for the day.


  1. That's just weird. The comments on the Kisses, that is.

  2. I would have the same thought you did in regards to the 'ouch'. Although I like the 'feel better'. It kind of goes with the theory of a 'kiss' to make you feel better.

  3. Hey Missy! I'm laughing at those comments on the hershey kisses and now I'm jealous I don't have any to eat :(

  4. Hey--Matt and Jamee Childs are moving to Columbia. He has accepted a job at USC. Crazy, huh? I wanted to tell them about your daycare since I know you like it so much. E-mail when you have a chance. How are you feeling?