Humor, Pattison's Perspectives, Polls

Poll: Pick your poison.

imageRecently, the popular potato chip company, Lay’s, introduced several new flavors of potato chips that had been suggested by their customers, including Cappuccino flavored (yes, it was as gross as it sounds). Lay’s then asked consumers to vote on their favorite, and the winning flavor would be added to their regular production.

This got me thinking: why should consumers be limited to potato chips when so many other gross food combinations are just waiting to be tapped?

Well, wonder no more. Below are ten flavor combos I’ve come up with for your consideration. Please review them and vote on the one you would like to see sold in a supermarket near you.

Polls, Story: The Visitor

Help me with the opening hook.

I recently finished writing and self-editing my short story, The Visitor. I then gave it to my wife for her opinion.

Much to my dismay, the opening paragraph I had worked so hard on, did not appeal to her. She felt it was “too quick.”

Of course, being a strong proponent of a good opening hook, I disagreed, but since I sometimes fail to see the forest for the trees, I’ve decided to get some of your opinions.

I am posting the opening paragraph of The Visitor below, and–in spite of my last poll being a dud–I am asking you to vote below with your response.

The corn was waist high the summer Leroy Jenkins’ dog sensed the visitor’s arrival. The dog startled Leroy from his nap as it bolted into the field, growling and barking with a vigor Leroy hadn’t seen in years.