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shunpiker 04-05-2016 12:06 PM

Trump cookies, unscientific experiment/fun
 
I wasn’t sure in which forum to place this, but Elections seemed appropriate. Though it’s more like MPSIMS.

Would you eat Trump cookies?

We had folks over Saturday evening to watch the Final Four. Everyone brought food so we had “surplus” snacks left at the end of the night. I brought this box of grocery-store-bakery cookies in to the office to share, knowing they’d get eaten.

But, I decided to have a little fun with them, too. I stuck a Trump label on the box before I placed them on the office’s designated snack table and now no one (well, very few) will touch them. While it’s quite obvious that Trump had nothing to do with them, some have commented that “it’s the principle of the thing” as they walk away un-cookied.

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Crotalus 04-05-2016 12:20 PM

If Trump actually went into the cookie business, I would avoid eating his cookies. First, in my mind, and despite his blow-hard claims, his name is synonymous with low-quality, high-glitz crap. Second, I would prefer that none of my money go to him.

In a joke situation as described in the OP, I'd eat the cookies.:p

running coach 04-05-2016 12:22 PM

If someone gave me Trump cookies, I would toss 'em.

TriPolar 04-05-2016 12:23 PM

Sure, they're cookies. If they taste bad I won't eat any more, but I've stayed at one of his hotels, I don't care if his name is on it. Should I not stay at Hilton's because of Paris?

Johnny Ace 04-05-2016 12:26 PM

Yeah, I'd eat a cookie or two, and enjoy the irony that I wouldn't vote for him in a million years.

tullsterx 04-05-2016 12:28 PM

So. . . the world is overflowing with idiots. Who knew?

Derleth 04-05-2016 12:38 PM

I wouldn't if there were people around who didn't know me.

Not that I'm allergic to arguments, but something which begins with one party thinking I'm actually a Trump supporter is not going to end well. It's worth my time to buy a new set of cookies with no visible affiliation.

If I were solely around friends, damn right I'd eat the cookies, and I'd be making jokes the whole time.

shunpiker 04-05-2016 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crotalus (Post 19236135)
If Trump actually went into the cookie business, I would avoid eating his cookies. First, in my mind, and despite his blow-hard claims, his name is synonymous with low-quality, high-glitz crap. Second, I would prefer that none of my money go to him.

In a joke situation as described in the OP, I'd eat the cookies.:p

That's close to my take on it, too. But I'd not eat the cookies b/c they're chocolate chip :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derleth (Post 19236194)
I wouldn't if there were people around who didn't know me.

Not that I'm allergic to arguments, but something which begins with one party thinking I'm actually a Trump supporter is not going to end well. It's worth my time to buy a new set of cookies with no visible affiliation.

If I were solely around friends, damn right I'd eat the cookies, and I'd be making jokes the whole time.

At one point this morning, I joked that I should put the box in the general break room to see if we had more takers. One of the other guys here said that since no one can see you in the break room, the cookies wouldn’t stand a chance! He thought the issue was that people simply didn’t want to be seen taking the "trumplet chips".

Well, I didn’t move them, but I put a Villanova banner over the trump sticker (We’re in “Tarheel” country). This caused a similar aversion and there are still cookies left.

Though the joke's almost fully played-out, what could my next move be?

running coach 04-05-2016 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shunpiker (Post 19236353)

Though the joke's almost fully played-out, what could my next move be?

Eat the cookies.

Ulf the Unwashed 04-05-2016 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by running coach (Post 19236143)
If someone gave me Trump cookies, I would toss 'em.

Before or after eating 'em?

Happy Lendervedder 04-05-2016 04:11 PM

I'd put a Hillary sticker on it first.

I wouldn't touch Trump's cookies, but I'd definitely eat Hillary's box.

Rigamarole 04-05-2016 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crotalus (Post 19236135)
If Trump actually went into the cookie business, I would avoid eating his cookies. First, in my mind, and despite his blow-hard claims, his name is synonymous with low-quality, high-glitz crap.

But, but... Trump Steaks are the World's Greatest Steaks. It says so right in the ad. They aren't allowed to lie in an ad, that would be illegal.

thelurkinghorror 04-05-2016 06:59 PM

Those cookies look a little... swarthy. Did you check their IDs ingredient list for foreign substances?

shunpiker 04-06-2016 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Happy Lendervedder (Post 19236821)
I'd put a Hillary sticker on it first.
I wouldn't touch Trump's cookies, but I'd definitely eat Hillary's box.

For the win !

Thanks to all who played.

BTW, the cookies were gone when I got here this morning. I bet the rats ate them. :D

Czarcasm 04-06-2016 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rigamarole (Post 19237043)
But, but... Trump Steaks are the World's Greatest Steaks. It says so right in the ad. They aren't allowed to lie in an ad, that would be illegal.

The reviews for Trump steaks are hilarious!

Bookkeeper 04-08-2016 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Czarcasm (Post 19238361)
The reviews for Trump steaks are hilarious!

Given Trump's reporting preference in steaks - cooked to well-done shoe leather - he may very well believe that his steaks are as good as the ones he eats in the best restaurants. Nahhh, probably not - he's selling sizzle and doesn't care where the sizzle is coming from as long as he gets his share of the loot. Beef or politics, closing the sale is the goal, and the actual quality of the beef or policies being sold doesn't matter.

SaharaTea 04-08-2016 12:46 PM

I bought a pair of Ivanka Trump shoes a few months ago. I'm just trying to make sure she's financially okay. ;)

BigT 04-09-2016 02:21 AM

I'd probably take the sticker off, then eat one or two. If people were watching, I might make a big deal out of tearing it up. I would not have thought of putting on another sticker, as that's just not how my brain works. You don't cover bad stuff up; you remove it.

mixdenny 04-14-2016 05:59 PM

I would make sure people are watching, and eat one. Then exclaim in a wondrous voice (not disgust), "OH MY GOD!". Then leave and don't come back.

tullsterx 04-14-2016 06:13 PM

Well, did you put out Sanders and Hillary cookies? At least as a control. And I wonder how many people would not eat those. I might not. But I probably would.A cookie is a cookie.

BrainGlutton 04-14-2016 06:15 PM

Considering the quality of food products Trump has marketed in the past, I think I'll pass on the cookies.


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