I've never been crazy about chocolate. It's good if it's dark chocolate, or if it has something with it like peanut butter or caramel. But just chocolate? Not really my thing. Know what I love? Vanilla cupcakes. Vanilla flavored cake, with vanilla icing and vanilla filling. There's a regional bakery around here that sells a lot of snack cakes, and let me tell you, they make some tasty cakes. And you can get any flavor cupcakes you want, as long as they're chocolate.
Well, a few years ago, they introduced vanilla cupcakes. I. Was. In. Heaven. All goes well for a while, and then I start seeing them less and less. For the past six months, I haven't seen any. This annoyed me to no end. But, that's not what's driving me up the wall right now.
A few days after Christmas, I noticed that their holiday cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes! (To be honest, I had given up even looking at their displays.) So they semi-retired them to make them a Christmas-only snack (thus eliminating them from 90% or so of the calendar). But, that's not what's driving me up the wall right now.
As I said, I didn't notice this until a few days after Christmas, so my time to take advantage of this bounty was severely limited. But, that's not what's driving me up the wall right now.
As it was after Christmas, their supply was limited, so I was only able to get two boxes, each with six two-packs of cupcakes. Twelve packs of two total. IF I was so inclined (and if I had the willpower!), I could ration myself to one package a month and hope they don't go stale inside their individually wrapped packages. But, that's not what's driving me up the wall right now.
I woke up the day after we went shopping, and discovered that we apparently have a mouse. FOUR of the packages (33%!) had bee chewed into, so into the trash they went. THAT is what's driving me up the wall right now! The little [REDACTED] could have binged on one whole package and exploded his little Mickey guts all over the place, and I would be up three packs of cupcakes! But noooo, the little so-and-so had to ruin FOUR packs of cupcakes, that's EIGHT cupcakes (because even though only one had been chewed into, I am not into vanilla cupcakes enough to trust their roommates)!
And, as if to ice this cupcake of FAIL, in the box that I hadn't opened until that point, I discovered that a packaging error had left me with one orphan cupcake chilling in his own package. GAH! If I had opened THAT box first, the mouse might have chewed on that one and I'd still be up one cupcake!
Epilogue: Of course, they're sold out now.