Thursday, November 15, 2012

Box Tops, Labels for Education and OCD

When I was a kid, I remember collecting soup labels for school.  We would take off the whole label and bring it to school and drop them in big bins shaped like giant soup cans next to the main office.  We would also have class contests to see who could collect the most and all that.  It was a lot of fun.

Now, you have to cut off these little "box tops" or ups codes for points.

At first, I didn't really care too much.  I just kind of ignored the whole thing because it was such a hassle and having little pieces of paper everywhere to just get lost was getting on my nerves.

Then they started sending these little forms:
This is the recent one on their site
And my little bit of OCD can NOT abide blank boxes... they. must. be. filled.

It was a terrible thing to send something like this home to a mom like me... it was a trick, I know it.  Every time they send one of these babies home, I can't rest until all the boxes are filled.  I know, I have some serious issues -- Ben tells me I need to chill out.  I don't know why he can't be more supportive... maybe it has something to do with the fact that I had a melt down when he threw away a Juicy Juice container with 2 Box Tops on the side! TWO!  It had TWO and he just chucked it away like it was nothing!

Breathe.

Okay, I am better now.

Anyway, these stupid box tops have ruined my life.  I can't just buy the generic ANYTHING anymore, because the brand name is sitting right there next to it on the shelve taunting me with it's promises of filling up my stupid chart on the fridge with it's box tops!

Then to make things worse, the school sent out the Campbell's Labels for Education point collection pages too!  As of now I have 3 different pages on my fridge harassing me every time I go to the fridge to get something.

The frustration!  The stress!  The total unfairness of the whole thing.  Stupid OCD.  And stupid box tops!!

This is just a phase right?  I'll get over it!  Meanwhile, I am using up my Ziploc bags like nobody's business because it sports 4 box tops!  Score!

Dang, I need to get a life.

-Cat

4 comments:

Anny said...

Haha, we used an exacto knife and cut the little square out of all our zip lock boxes and cereal boxes before they were used up(or even opened), so now we have a little holes in a lot of the packaging around the kitchen.

Ech and Will said...

I'm right there with you! I don't even have kids and I clip those things like crazy.

This LDS Military Wife said...

I'm new here! My mom is obsessed with boxtops. If she sees you throw one away...watch out! My husband saves all of ours and brings them when we go to visit to earn bonus points.

Nicole Michelle said...

I guess I'm really in for it then. Mine aren't even school age and I can't help but collect them!

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