Here’s the deal. If you want to impress someone, all you really have to do make them something that they would otherwise feel embarrassed to purchase.
It’s science. See, people act all horrified at the idea of purchasing a bacon wrapped anything in the store, ” LORD, the sodium!” BUT if you wrap something yourself in bacon, (or yourself in bacon…) I can pretty much guarantee you’re going to be greeted with love.
At the checkout line in the store, you and every other Joe Schmoe is looking at the junk they keep right next to the register. Damn. I want that twix. BUT I am embarrassed to buy candy bars, they are terrible for you. The check out chick will judge me.
Yea, I know you. I worry about check out chick judgement too. “Is she going to think I have 10 kids with all these eggs? Does she think I’m eating all these eggs by myself? WHICH IS WORSE? DAMN.”
I get that these are some pressing first world issues. I feel the pressure everyday. The pressure to not buy that bag of funyuns I want so much, and the pressure to impress people with my brilliance.
It’s a hard knock life. And do you know what keeps it all in check? What the person I am across from will think of me.
Scenario A) I buy the twix at the checkout counter. Check out chick judges me hard. I buy 2 twix to ease the pain and eat them in my car to hide from anyone else seeing me. Overall Synopsis = Sad / Embarrassing
Scenario B) I bake homemade twix bars and take them into my office. I am greeted with joyous faces. “How did you know I wanted these yesterday?!?” and praise from others. Overall Synopsis = Win / Happy
SEE WHAT I JUST DID THERE? I know.
- flour - 1 1/2 cup
- sugar - 1/4 cup
- butter - 3 sticks, divided
- sweetened condensed milk - 1 14 ounce can
- light corn syrup - 4 tablespoons
- semisweet chocolate - 12 ounces
- heavy cream - 1/4 cup
Take the power back from that damn Check Out Chick. Make your own damn twix.