In elementary school, Tuesdays and Thursdays were THE best lunch days because I was able to indulge in fast food (just a little bit), Doritos and chocolate chip cookies instead of my usual boring PB&J with pretzels. Food that I really didn’t eat too often at home.
We would line up by class to pick up our one Taco Bell taco or McDonald’s hamburger and had the option to purchase a bag of chips for $0.25 or a cookies for five cent a piece. With only a quarter in my pocket, the big dilemma was choosing the bag of chips or five (whole) cookies. Life decisions for a third-grader. If I chose the chips, I had to do it quickly because the good ones like the Doritos, Lay’s or white cheddar popcorn were always sold out first, leaving only the Salt & Vinegar flavor. Ew. No thank you. It was the vinegar smell that completely turned me off and lingered in my nostrils if anyone even opened a bag.