I’m sometimes amazed at the lengths we humans will go to in order to get what we want. I put myself in the group of people who will go to extraordinary lengths to get something even though a simpler alternative is readily available.
A year or so ago Betsy and I decided we needed to eat more oat cereal as part of our cholesterol-fighting regimen. We found a cereal we really like — Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crisp. The nutritional label had all the right numbers and the flavor was very good. We happily added it to our daily cereal mix.
But as time went on, we began to notice that Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crisp started disappearing from the shelves of the grocery stores here in Crossville. There were two other varieties of Oatmeal Crisp available, but neither of them appealed to us.
A few months ago Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crisp completely disappeared in Crossville. It simply is not available. But we knew that according to the General Mills website it was still being made. One day last spring, on our way home from Knoxville, we passed an Ingles store (there are no Ingles markets in Crossville) and decided to see if they carried Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crisp. They did, and we stocked up.
Our supply ran out a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately I had to take Mrs. P (our Prius) into Knoxville for service yesterday. Guess where I stopped on the way home? It was a little out of the way, but it was worth it. Our cereal will be delicious in the morning.