Friday, October 24, 2008

Mars Doesn't Want Me

I mentioned in a previous post that Mars, Inc., the candy maker, bought Wrigley's, the gum people. This is disappointing because Wrigley's used to give out free gum every December to every stockholder, even if you just owned one share like I did.

This week I received a letter informing me that my Wrigley's shares (I just bought another share so I had 2 shares plus dividend reinvestments) will NOT be transferred to Mars shares. They gave me a check for my Wrigley's shares and I guess they don't want anything more to do with me. I wonder if they allowed ANY Wrigley's stockholders to join the Mars club. Perhaps I didn't own enough shares or maybe...I can't even guess.

Why do you think it is that Mars doesn't want me? And what shall I do with my $250 check? I hadn't planned to sell my stocks until the end of my mortgage repayment plan (in about 2 years). Should I buy more shares of another stock I own since prices are very low right now? Or should I just forget about keeping my stock money together and put this little bit towards the mortgage now?

8 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-maybe you can put it towards anything needed for the shed? Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Mars is a private, family-owned company - they do not have shares.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

That post title cracked me up.

Maybe they read where you think are not supposed to be the Candy Lady, and kicked you out of their club.

ThatsMe!! said...

Delurking to say I love reading your blog and to LOL at over the cubicles walls comment ...

Daizy said...

Hello sharon rose! Gee, putting the money towards my shed seems so...bad, so...extravegant. After stealing $1250 for the shed away from my mortgage repayment plan, I couldn't possibly be so naughty. :)
I've decided all shed improvement material shall be bought at the Habitat store, since it is a non-profit store, I can use my 'giving' budget fund.

Thank you anonymous! That clears up the mystery. I don't feel so unworthy now. Perhaps I can arrange to be adopted in to the Mars family?

Well, over the cubicle wall, you certainly think very highly of yourself if you think the Mars family is reading your blog :P

And to thatsme!!, thanks for stopping by!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Well, I did preface my comment with a 'maybe':)

Anonymous said...

you should give the money to your sister, who gave you the stock for Christmas one year LOL

Daizy said...

Interesting suggestion, anonymous, but re-gifting would be tacky :P