Christmas 2014 is a distant memory, yet I still have a stash of chocolates left over. My Christmas stocking was jam packed full of the stuff. With that thought in mind I went to my hiding spot looking for a fix.
The Toblerone was gone…
I searched high and low to no avail. The investigation that followed kept me busy for at least ten minutes. That’s how long it took me to find my wife. This is how the conversation went:
Dan: Did you take my Toblerone bar?
Lori: Yes, remember you traded me for some Salted Caramel chocolate?
Dan: Why would I do that? I don’t like Salted Caramel chocolate.
Lori: I don’t know but that’s what you did.
Dan: Did you actually give me any Salted Caramel chocolate?
Lori: Yes, one piece.
Dan: Let me get this straight; I traded an entire Toblerone bar for one piece of Salted Caramel chocolate. Is that what you’re telling me?
And so the conversation went… round and round and round, getting nowhere. She was doing a lot of smiling during my cross examination. A sure indication something was off but I’m the guy in this relationship so we all know how this is going to end. At one point she mentioned that I don’t like Toblerone bars so what’s the problem? True, but it still had value as a ‘trade’ I said.
So why am I writing this? It’s just a Toblerone bar right? As Lori rightly points out, I don’t even like them.
Was her story true? I started to doubt myself. I honestly don’t remember making any trades, especially for something smaller and of lesser value. Is my memory failing? I went on the internet to diagnose myself, who needs a doctor anymore. Took all kinds of memory tests, passed them all. I can only conclude that my wife is playing mind games with me – and winning. Women are just good at that kind of thing. We can’t win and shouldn’t bother trying.
So the Toblerone bar is gone – I should thank my wife, probably better off without it. However, the rest of my stash will be moved to a new hiding spot. It’s the premium stuff, the kind I like, saving it for a rainy day.
Most of you will know this but for those that don’t, have you ever seen the hidden bear on the Toblerone packaging? Click on the picture above for a larger size and have a look.