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Bubble Gum

I'm really upset. 

A week or two ago I bought a can of Bazooka Joe bubble gum.  It's the old-fashioned, hard-as-rock, rip-out-all-your-dental-work kind.  The real thing.  It blows the best bubbles of any kind of bubble gum out there.  I grew up chewing it but you can hardly find it anymore.  So, when I found this collectible tin, of course I had to buy it.  I knew it wouldn't be totally full (and it wasn't), and I was okay with that.  My plan is to fill it all the way up and give it to my dad (another bubble gum fan) for Christmas.  And I figured that I'd just go ahead and chew the gum that was in there now. 

Here's where the upset part comes in:

The other thing that's so great about Bazooka Joe gum is that it has these cheesy little Bazooka Joe & Company comics that also have fortunes on them.   [For a list of Bazooka Joe fortunes, go here: ] Anyway, my friend and I break out the package of gum, each taking a piece, and each getting a comic.  Which was all fine and nice.  Until the next day. 

That day, I was really not having all that great a day (but at least I wasn't being kicked in the head) and I absent-mindedly decided to chew a piece of gum.  I opened the outer wrapper and what did I find?  No fortune.  Now, I'm not sure what that means, whether it's a great sign (like "Don't worry, things can only get better.  But you don't need us to tell you that.") or a terrible one (like "Hah. As if you weren't already having a lousy day, if we were there, we'd just going to give you a kick in the head.  But since we're not, we're just going to laugh at you.  Ha-ha.")  Since that day, out of the entire package of about 50 pieces, I've found 2 other complete fortunes, 1 half fortune, and 2 one-thirds fortunes.  

 Needless to say, I'm a bit pissed off about that.