Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Sweet Shop.

If you lived next to a sweet shop, do you think you would eat more sweets than someone who didn't? Do you think that someone who lives several doors away from the sweet shop is more likely to buy more sweets than the person who lives just one door away?

Would someone who like sweets be more inclined to buy a house next to a sweet shop, or would they be inclined to buy a house further away, in an effort to avoid temptation?

Suppose that you like sweets very much and by chance someone built a sweet shop next door, would that make you happy, or would you move away from the area because you would worry about eating too many sweets if you stayed?

If you were very fond of sweets but there was no sweet shop in your area would you see that as a plus or a minus?

Do people who like sweets very much, tend to buy a house according to how far the nearest sweet shop is?

Would someone who rarely buys sweets become more likely to do so if a sweet shop was nearby?

Sadly shops that only sell sweets are quite rare these days. This is strange, because I am certain that most people like sweets.

But let's be positive. Let's just pretend we all have a sweet shop next door. Next time you are feeling a bit low you should pay a visit to this imaginary sweet shop and fill a white paper bag with sweets. Try it. It will make you feel very happy indeed.








14 comments:

  1. Would a quarter of dolly mixtures, a quarter of pear drops and a quarter of raspberry ruffles be greedy?
    Jane x

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  2. Not at all, but don't eat them all at once and be wary of cutting your tongue on a sharp bit of pear drop. x

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  3. A subject close to my heart. It would not matter how far I needed to travel to get to a sweet shop I would get there. Thanks for the kind wishes, John! Lea and I both appreciated them!

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  4. Wild horses could not stop me from finding any sweet shop......no need for me to live next door or nearby...I will find it.

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  5. I spent my teenage years living in a sweet shop - well, the house was attached to the shop. This was in Cheshire. I now live on the other side of the world and thanks to Google Earth, I see that there is no longer a sweet shop there. It is just an ordinary residential home.
    My fondest memories of having easy access to sweets and chocolates are being able to provide the boy who had kindly driven me home after a night at the disco with a box of smarties. (I lived in the country and the last bus from the town was 3pm on a Saturday afternoon). The size of the box depended on the behaviour of the driver!
    Now I really don't care about sweets, oddly enough....

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  6. Ah, what wonderfully sweet thoughts! Sweet shops are indeed rare nowadays but I'd like to live next door to one. It would be a lot more pleasant than living next to the rotten neighbors I have here in Texas!

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  7. I certainly would not be opposed to a sweet shop moving in next to my house. I'm suddenly craving sweets now.

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  8. This has really got me thinking (and smiling). Does anyone remember penny arrow bars ?

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  9. I live 12 miles from a Russell Stover Chocolates outlet, where they make all their fudge,assorted chocolates,candy apples, etc. and sell all the leftover boxes of holiday chocolates for half-price.
    Last time I went there I ended up buying 10 pounds of their assorted Ooops Chocolates (not perfectly formed) and ate almost every piece by myself.. haven't been back since!

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  10. I lived at a bakery in a little country town as a child and still have a penchant for fresh, hot bread dripping in butter. Couldn't give two hoots about sweets.

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  11. Now you've got me yearning for sweets.... and there was me thinking I'd outgrown them.

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  12. I have to drive about 25 miles to the candy store. That is what we call them here.This place makes Cherry Bings, the best candy bar ever. They also carry chocolates of all sorts, hard candies, and just about any kind of candy you can think of. I prefer chocolate candy, nuts or caramel make them better. Now I just need to find a bakery that makes my favorite poppy seed coffee cake and I will be able to roll my fat little self anywhere I want to go. (Is that an oxymoron?)

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  13. You painted a lovely picture John and I will do as you requested and pretend that I am next door to a sweets shop then I will fill that bag up with lots of taffy. And a few peanut butter cups. Have a great weekend.

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  14. I don't like sweets so much even since young. Prefer chocolates. Since I crown my teeth and it cost a fortune, I hated sweets even more. I would love to have a chocolate shop next to my house even an imaginary one. Just thinking of chocolate puts a smile on my face. Not sure why when I am having other sweet stuffs I don't think of my teeth so much but candies and sweets, reminds me of dentist. Happy blogging to you and hope you have a great weekend ahead

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