Chocolatey Enough for a Woman…
Posted by Neal on May 9, 2005
As Adam’s therapy has moved into more social goals, we’ve incorporated “Community Trips” into his programs. He and we and one of his therapists take a trip to a museum or the zoo or the OSU Chimpanzee Center or someplace, the idea being that more natural conversations can be encouraged this way than by sitting at the table, saying, “My favorite food is pizza” and waiting for Adam to say, “Oh! My favorite food is hot dogs.” One of our recent trips took us to the Columbus North Market, and as we were wandering around trying to promote conversation, I saw this at a store selling Japanese food:
Men’s chocolate? Ten steps later on, it still didn’t make any sense. It was so weird that I had to go back and take a picture of it with the camera we’d taken along to record that day’s community trip. (It looks like these guys were similarly bemused.)
The next week, the picture was in Adam’s Community Trips scrapbook, in time for him to go through the book with his therapist and reminisce with her about the stuff they’d done on the latest outing. His therapist liked the picture so much that she asked for a copy to show to her Women’s Studies class. Her Women’s Studies professor liked it so much that she put it up on the bulletin board in the department. And all her Women’s Studies classmates agreed: If men’s chocolate has to be specifically labeled as such, then one must conclude [NW: by the Maxim of Quantity] that all other chocolate must be women’s chocolate. (Or, I suppose, X’s chocolate for any X that is not a man.) I can’t fault their reasoning.
But what is so manly about this chocolate? Is it the shape? No, by that logic, any chocolate in bar form would be men’s chocolate. Besides, Pocky’s ordinary chocolate has the same shape. If someone has the answer, please enlighten us.
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