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Sunday, October 3, 2004

Ringers and Bagglers

Cutesy messages on bags and food containers used by fast food restaurants seldom amuse me. Burger King, however, is currently running some funny ones.

On the paper bag I was given at the drive-thru, I read, “Official Baggler Procedure: French fries that have attempted to escape from their container only to strand themselves in the bottom of the bag are called ‘bagglers.’ Bagglers are fair game. The first to open the bag and retrieve the baggler gets to eat the baggler. Therefore, it is in one’s best interest to be the keeper of the bag.”

Even though I was the only one in the car was obviously the “keeper of the bag,” fishing for bagglers is still kind of cool. Alas, there were none this time, but the container that was full of potential bagglers had another message, “Ringers: Occasionally, you’ll get an onion ring that doesn’t play by the rules. An outsider. A lone loop in a sea of spuds. A Ringer. But don’t be alarmed. This is a good thing. An extra treat, just for you. Though Ringers may not appear often, if they did, would they really be so special?”

Nope, no ringers this time, either.

If you’ve seen other messages on BK packaging, please share.

» Posted by ALBj at 01:35 PM (ET)
Category: Musings

Comments

I forget the exact wording, but I like the message you get from the large size fries. It says something to the effect that you knew what you wanted, could have gone larger, but didn’t, you’re a person who can make a decision, etc. I think whoever came up with this stuff was pretty clever.

» Posted by Queue
October 9, 2004 11:24 AM

I found some more Burger King things for you!!!!!!

Bagglers-
Some fries are mavericks. Free spirits that slip over the cardboard wall and make straight for the bottom of the bag, where they can then plan the next move. We call there spud separatists bagglers, and they’re especially delicious. Maybe it’s because they’re a little out of bounds. Life can be like that.

Right to fries-
You have the right to dip these fries in ketchup or mustard or a vanilla shake if that turns you on. You have the right to stuff them in your sandwich or stack them like the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. You have the right to have these fries your way, even if it means eating them like a normal human being.

» Posted by Clay
October 10, 2004 04:59 PM

ringers are very special they are like the second god if you are called a ringer it means that you are special and should take it as a good compliment

» Posted by homiez
November 3, 2004 02:06 PM

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