anyone seen the back of a Galaxy wrapper recently then? they have a new catch phrase "never stop falling in love"
(quite what that has to do with chocolate I have no clue) (but then, what does a Galaxy bar have to do with chocolate you might ask - not much, if you ask me, since you did - and I'm looking at the ingredients listing right now) (it's all Greek) (no really, it is - Greek! why does chocolate made in Slough and purchased in the UK have a Greek listing?) (actually, I've just looked at it a little closer - it's in Turkish) (go figure)
anyhow, wrappers if I had a scanner hooked up to the computer, I'd scan in the examples (I actually have to admit I have three wrappers in front of me) (and no, I don't eat this kind of "chocolate" - I prefer 80% cocoa solids minimum) (if you really want to know, Santa gave Smallest Person a chocolate fountain for xmas, so I suspect she and/or her brothers are the "chocolate" consuming culprits in this case) (I digress)
where were we? oh yes. . .
yesterday The Grauniad had a little pamphlet all about "love"
that was a slightly higher quality read than the back of the Galaxy wrapper, but you'll have to purchase a back copy and read it yourself if you didn't yesterday
as for the wrapper in front of me, there are two versions (kind of makes me think do they want you - yes, you, not me, cos I don't like Galaxy, as previously explained - altho, curiously, I do like Minstrels, and used to go out with the son of one of the Black & White kind but I'm not going into that here and now - do they want you to keep buying the chocolate to collect the wrappers and see how many kinds of "love" there are?)
the two I have in front of me cover "flirtation" and "euphoria"
actually, now I'm paying attention there seem to be five varieties: "attraction", "flirtation", "euphoria", "doubt", "the truth"
I don't have time to re-type the descriptions up now, as I have places to be and things to do (I'm sure you are ever so pleased to know that) (yes, you at the back lurking)
but it did occur to me that there are also five stages of grief
and we each have five fingers on a hand and five toes on a foot and most common starfish have five legs - so why did we used to count money in twelves? and distance in other quantities? and weight in something else again? I mean it is easy to halve and the quarter something and then halve it again to make eight, but only if you are cutting up circular cakes or squares or rectangles, so amounts divisible by four kind of make sense (so maybe it's that there are four fingers on a hand and one thumb?)
I should really go look all this up in an encyclopedia, but as I said I don't have time
anyhow, the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
let's do a compare and contrast, between love and grief, you know kind of like an A-level essay, shall we?
I think the good people at Mars' marketing are onto something, altho I think they typed up their LOVE listing in the wrong order. . .
(more later on these fascinating topics and the contents of my drugged and befuddled mind, I really do have to go - have a good afternoon y'all)