Sunday, February 18, 2018

Unwanted Valentine Chocolates

On February 15th, a heart-shaped box of chocolates is as desirable as a pair of wooly mittens on the Fourth of July. Tossed in a grocery cart, shoved into a corner of the store, it’s a sad sight. I look at them and try to analyze why they were not chosen. Too large? Too small? Too ugly? Who was the anticipated customer for a box upholstered in quilted fabric reminiscent of a bandanna? There they sit, bathed in cold fluorescence better suited to revealing blemishes on avocados. I hope that all the unwanted boxes find homes before Easter.