I rarely buy new foods in the grocery store. I know what I like and I make a list, get in, fill the cart and get out as quickly as possible. The whole ordeal of pushing a cart around, maneuvering in and out of small aisles, dodging people and children, loading up the car, unloading the car, and putting everything away makes me very tired. Then I take a look at the bill and I'm tired and depressed.
I had to go pick up some dog food after work and, of course, there were a few other things that I needed so that I don't have to go shopping again soon. One of those things was food for breakfast at work. I was eating peanut butter toast, then I switched to bagels and cream cheese. I really shouldn't eat bagels and cream cheese every day so I looked at the cereal aisle. My staple cereal is Cheerios. I eat them plain, no milk, at my desk. Sometimes I eat granola, sometimes I try a different cereal like Corn Bran. Today I looked at the Cheerios and none of them were on sale. I was about to move on when something else caught my eye...Chocolate Cheerios. And they were on sale because they are new.
Now I'm not usually the first person to try a new product but this one is mixing two things I like a lot. I haven't tried them yet. I'm going to save them for work so that I have something special to look forward too. They probably aren't as good as I am imagining...I'm thinking tiny chocolate donuts. But I have to admit that I was sucked in my their marketing and they got my $2.50. Now I have a reason to look forward to Monday.