Sure, the occasion may lack the splendor of Christmas and the social prestige of Halloween, but it’s a heckuva lot snappier than Talk Like A Pirate Day (which is tomorrow, me hearties). That one’s just dopey.
Today, is Rice Krispies Treat Day.
Why hasn’t it caught on? Where are the Rice Krispies Treat Day cards and the Rice Krispies Treat Day party hats? Where are the parades and the Google doodle? This is big stuff, people, huge. We should be dancing in the streets. Whacking piñatas packed tight with those crunchy, gooey things. Singing the Rice Krispies jingle at the top of our lungs.
Yet we’re not. And the reason we’re not is probably pretty simple: our mouths are full. Come on, be honest, have you ever passed up a warm, homemade Rice Krispies Treat? Yeah, me, neither. We know ‘em, we love ‘em, we couldn’t live without ‘em, but we take them entirely for granted. Let’s start showing a little appreciation.
My apologies to Snap, Crackle, and Pop for the modest, low-key tribute. We’ll all do better next year, won’t we? Just nod and smile.