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Cigarettes, gambling, porn and booze. What's your addiction? How low have you sunk and how have you tried to beat it?

Thanks to big-girl's-blouse for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Dec 2008, 16:42)
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A pica for Flapjacks

My current pica* is for flapjacks for the past couple of months or thereabouts.

The joyous nomnom-ness off the Flapjack was first discovered in the works vending machine one lunchtime. I had heard many a work colleague prattle on about the greatness of the oaty snack, and the fight for the best topping (the vending machine bloke took great delight in stacking them inside the vendor in a pattern of plain, chocolate, plain, yoghurt coated, plain, stawberry flavour, plain, toffee coated...you get the picture). I would often buy two just to get to the cool one, and give the plain boring one to my best work mate (he liked the plain variety).

There was one hell of a mark up in the vending machine for these things, and they were the most expensive thing in it (currently 60p in Northern prices). The local cafe on the industrial estate where I work sold Flapjacks of the above flavours for as much as £1.20 (as they were twice the size). Naturally, the cafe was quite lucrative because of being place on an industrial estate full of factories and office blocks. Especially for those who came to work from miles away and wasn't familiar with the local geography (incidentally, very confusing as where I live is renown for having shitloads of roundabouts) and taking a trek to the local Asda.

While out with my girlfriend over the weekend, we discovered the same giant size Flapjacks for a mere 39p in Home & Bargain. Needless to say, I stock up over the weekend and save a packet. I buy at least 7 of them a week so I can chomp one in work over lunch, and sometimes as many as 12. I sometimes get strange looks going to the till with an industrial quantity of Flapjacks and nothing else.

I even have a stock pile at my girlfriends house over the weekend too, just in case supplies of them should dry up. Such is the addiction to these things.

I also like the fact that they are vaguely healthy too, and are a bit less fattening than a chocolate bar of similar weight and dimensions. I can't seem to stop buying the damn things.

At least it's a safer addiction to have than alcohol or drugs, so I guess it's not too much of an issue.

(*note: the definition of pica has been used in the workplace to cover fads and addictions to foods, and is commonly used in work based vernacular. Usually, pica is an addiction to a non food substance or the ingredient in the making of a food, which is commonly seen in children and pregnant women)
(, Tue 23 Dec 2008, 19:33, 3 replies)
So, this would be somewhere on the
***wood industrial estate?

I work there too. I wondered why there was a shortage of flapjacks in the area...
(, Tue 23 Dec 2008, 19:46, closed)
i to share ure addiction
my local shops keep running out they dont stock enuff lol
(, Tue 23 Dec 2008, 21:45, closed)
word to the wise old chap
if you are going to post here, you'll want to write words out properly and use some half decent grammar and punctuation.

otherwise you will get abuse.
(, Wed 24 Dec 2008, 9:41, closed)

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