Let me back up a bit. It all started earlier in the week when my tween nephew messaged me on Facebook asking if I would buy him Minion Tic Tacs when he came to visit because they didn’t have it in Hong Kong.
Of course, I replied.
Fool that I was, I had no idea what he was asking for and what I promised. I figured I would stop in one of the grocery store aisles buy them and be done.
Well apparently Minions are a big freaking deal. I don’t watch commercials, or pay attention to intellectual property (see my rule above), and so I spent these last two days in a searching hell.
Because I didn’t want to pay $15 for 3 tic tacs online. I mean, come on! (Again, see my rule above.)
Instead I went on a crazy search around town and enlisted four other friends to help. Mind you, this is hot, humid 90+ degree weather and toting around a 4 and a 2 year old around town like a madwoman. Because I pretty much was insane for doing this.
In total I went to 4 CVS stores, 2 Wal-Marts, a Walgreens, a Kroger, a Five Below (and I called again and again), and an HEB trying to find less than $2 of candy!
My back dripped with sweat, my girls have minor colds, and I can’t believe how crazy everyone is in buying all the darn tic tacs with these dopey faces on them. Because, clearly, I have reasonable judgement in this situation. (HA!)
I just want to be the cool aunt who has the skills to give my nephew something he asked for.
Yesterday afternoon, defeated, I spent the $15.
And this is why I am not going to go crazy hunting for some magical toy or IP product ever again.
Now excuse me while I go sob once I realized that my nephew will never know the lengths I went through to get him candy. Sigh.