Categorical Snacks

As one who considers himself anal, I like to create rules in my life to help keep things ‘in their place.’

One of these rules is the categorical placement for certain snack treats at different entertainment venues (Sporting events, concerts, carnivals, etc). And while there are several snacks that are universal to all facets of these gala events, I must hold true to the idea that specific events call for specific delicacies. I will dispense with my list below. There will be three categories: Required, Acceptable, Unacceptable. You may or may not agree with me on these, and that’s ok. I have learned to accept the fact that most people are wrong and I am right…:)

The rules are as follows:

Baseball/Football/Basketball Games:
Required: Nachos, Cokes, Hot Dogs, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, Beer
Acceptable: Pickles, Ice Cream, Candy
Unacceptable: Popcorn

The Movies:
Required: Popcorn, Cokes, Candy
Acceptable: Nachos (although this is borderline unacceptable but i tried them at a theater once and was pleased), Pickles
Unacceptable: Hot Dogs, Lemonade, Water

Carnivals/Theme Parks:
Required: Anything fried and sweet (this includes but is not limited to Funnel Cake, Fried Twinkies, Corn Dogs, Chicken Legs and Cotton Candy), Soft Drinks, Water
Acceptable: Pickles, Burgers, Onion Rings, French Fries, Beer
Unacceptable: none that i can think of

I have chosen not to make any snack placements in the ‘acceptable’ or ‘unacceptable’ categories due to the fact that concerts tend to be a weird beast. The audience is watching an event (like at a movie) but there is also a lot of participation physically and auiditorially (as with a ballgame). I, myself have had both a coke and a funnel cake at the last concert i was at, but it just didn’t feel right. I will leave this category up to you, the reader to add to or take away from as you see fit.

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