Mr. PQ and I have taken a break from all the iPhone 6S hoopla to travel to the Great state of Texas to convene a meeting with our marketing team. Intent on best serving our customers by keeping them up to date on all things Pad & Quill.
Mr. PQ, seeking some mental motivation, ventured to the hotel’s snack bar and returned with a box of Cracker Jacks. iPhones and MacBook pushed aside, we embarked on a philosophical conversation about Cracker Jack prizes. Back before choking hazards were found in every thing Froot Loops to Kinder Eggs, there were real prizes in cereal and Cracker Jack that would inspire civil war in most families.
Our conversation turned nostalgic as we recalled the best prizes like the little parachute man, super balls and decoder rings.
Mr. PQ got a sticker. Not just any sticker, a Toronto Blue Jays sticker. But we are in Texas where the Houston Astros are on the verge of cinching a American League playoff spot and the Texas Rangers have already sewn up the AL West division.
We concurred that prizes simply aren’t what they used to be, causing Stephen to quip, “Nothing cool is flat”. Hence the reason he still carries an iPhone 3g. I on the other hand was happy to jump to the candy bar style of the iPhone 4. What woman doesn’t want a reminder to buy chocolate every time they open their bag? Now with iPhone 6 or 6s, who needs Cracker Jack, I’ll get my own darn prize ☺