Sunday, June 14, 2009

I guess that's just not manly

I have been doing my own research study of late, about whether sprinkles on donuts are manly, or not.

As I said in a previous post, I work in a bakery. Most days, our donut fryer will sprink-le-tize some of the donuts as she makes them. Then when a customer asks for a certain type of donut, if there is one with sprinkles, I'll ask if they want with sprinkles, or without. We sell lots of donuts to rough and rugged cowboy types (this is Montana after all), not so rough and rugged types, women and children.

I estimate, based on the data I have compiled, that not one of the rough and rugged cowboy types has bought a donut with sprinkles on it. As a matter of fact, I get a very emphatic no! each time I ask. There have even been a couple occasions where I have stepped back away from the donut case, for fear of being punched in the nose!

Not the same with the not so rough and rugged types, some of them say yes to sprinkles on their donuts. As do some women, and children. As a matter of fact, my research shows the number one consumer of the sprink-le-tized donut are children. I'm not sure why. Maybe, it's because they don't worry about how they look while they enjoy those little bits of colored goodness on their donuts!

What does this mean? What do I conclude from my informal research on the donut eating habits of the rough and rugged cowboy types? Donuts with sprinkles on them, it seems, are just not manly after all.


Fram said...

Having passed through a few places such as Wolf Point, Miles City, Billings and .... well, we shall stop there .... I am amazed the boys do not ask for a shot of rye whiskey with their donuts. But, I guess I never stopped in any donut shops.

Montana must be taming down since my time there. Pretty much the story of the entire U.S.

Keep the faith, Boni. Keep on writing.

its_me_in_montana said...

Fram, I was going to actually write something in this post about a chocolate iced donut with a whiskey chaser!

Wouldn't you know after I posted this, a man dressed in a USMC t-shirt and hat came in and bought donuts with sprinkles. Go figure.

Thanks free bird. By the way, friends and I would go to see Swan Lake (ballet) in Chicago and yell "Free Bird" from our balcony seats at the end. Oh the looks we got from the hoity toity! Was some fun.