Thursday, 4 June 2015

Getting my rant on

My rant of the week is an on-going one and I'm sure it's shared by many.

This is on the rant scale of maybe a 4 out of 10 (10 being the rantyous)

School lunch boxes, vain of our lives? Yea parents?! 
And to make things that little bit more difficult for us parents, food and drink companies decide to sell things in packs of 4, why 4 I hear you ask?! 
Exactly why frigging 4?! 
There are 5 days of the week and 5 school days?! 
So why 4?! 

There are specific products aimed at children and lunch boxes, such as yoghurts, smoothies and Dunkers all sold in 4 packs!!! Why?!

This was the only photo I could take last night as being a Thursday everything had already run out!!!!! *Angry face*

I previously contacted a certain drinks company (via Twitter) to express my frustrations (wish I could find this tweet) only to be met with an idiotic reply, which went something along the lines of 'the boxes aren't big enough to hold 5 cartons' well Mr Brightspark, make the boxes bigger, Genius idea!!! 

Maybe we're meant to starve them on the 5th day of school?! Saves money I suppose? 

Child cruelty I hear you say?! I agree, these companies are cruel to children and parents and lunch boxes! 


Food & Drink companies 1 
Parents.          0

A big fat ploy to get consumers to buy more and spend more! It's all about the money and not the lunch boxes. 

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  1. hahaha! Genius, make the boxes bigger. I never thought about that for lunchboxes before but very valid. Greedy companies.

    Thanks for linking to #effitfriday

  2. Haha, I totally get how this can be annoying. I'm not at the school lunch phase yet but this will really frustrate me if nothing has changed #effitfriday

  3. This is really funny! Except my daughter gets a half day on Friday so she doesn't need a packed lunch 😉 #effitfriday

  4. Consumerism, why sell them in packs of 5 when we can sell you two packs to cover a week (call me cynical but that is my take on these companies).

  5. ''well Mr Brightspark, make the boxes bigger, Genius idea!!!'' haaaaaaaaaaaa I just laughed out loud!!!! Yes this really pisses me off!! and in Spetember when i have 2 in school...eeeekkkkssss its gonna cost a small fortune!!!