The Candy Man

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned my dad’s glorious candy drawer on more than one occasion here at whoorl. Earlier this week, I received the greatest honor imaginable when my father asked me to accompany him on a candy-drawer-stocking expedition to the grocery store. I jumped at the chance to learn proper candy-stocking skills from the master. How does he do it? Are his purchases off the cuff or does he employ a systematic thought process? THE QUESTIONS.

A thought crossed my mind. I bet 6 of my readers would find a documentary completely riveting!

This video is for you, 6 people of the world.

Warning: This is 4 minutes and 55 seconds of your life that you will NEVER get back. Think about it.

  1. Megan

    June 19, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I, personally, found this delightful.

  2. Lawyerish

    June 19, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I really, really sort of love your dad right now.

    Also, I am staggered by the scope and variety of that candy aisle. Manhattan grocery stores just cannot provide the same level of candy fulfillment as a big box store.

    Lawyerish’s last blog post..Win-Win

  3. Katie Abanson

    June 19, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Your dad is awesome! I love his reference to rock bottom prices.

  4. Lindsey

    June 19, 2009 at 7:36 am

    A candy drawer? that is something i need. Thank goodness for your video so that I know how to stock up! whee.

    Lindsey’s last blog post..Drumroll please….

  5. Meaghan

    June 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

    This was a great thing to watch on a Friday morning! Now I want to go make my own candy drawer!

    Meaghan’s last blog post..Wednesday Wish List

  6. Erinn

    June 19, 2009 at 7:39 am

    This made my Friday morning. It’s also made me realize that a) candy drawers are necessary and b) I really miss my parents. Shopping for candy with them right now would be a deeee-light. Have a great rest of the trip!

  7. ashley

    June 19, 2009 at 7:40 am

    You have an adorable voice and a cute hint of an accent.

    That was HILARIOUS. And awesome.

    $31 on candy. Video taping in a grocery store. It was all great.

    Did anyone see you taping? It’s be awesome to see their reaction to: “It’s for my blog.” :)

    ashley’s last blog post..Selling My Soul to Gap And Grinning About It.

    Yes, in fact, as we were checking out, I asked the cashier if she would mind if I videotaped the checkout screen. She said she didn’t mind, until my father told her we were from the competing store across the street. She didn’t find it funny at all.

  8. jcristg

    June 19, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Love love love that I’m not the only one who makes fun of this organic obsession.

    Also, happen to love your dad.

    It’s an ongoing joke over here!

    jcristg’s last blog post..it might be a crazy life, but it’s our life

  9. Jill

    June 19, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Your dad is my personal hero – he spent $30 on candy! I have to recommend Starburst Jellybeans for the next candy drawer trip. They are splendid. No longer available in Canada (where I’m from) though, so I usually buy ALL the packages at Target when I get to make a trip to the US.

  10. Amanda Nicole

    June 19, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Your dad is sooo cute! Knows candy AND is a good sport. I found this documentary very insightful.

    Amanda Nicole’s last blog post..golf hazards

  11. NicoleS

    June 19, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Your dad is the coolest! Seriously! And wow to the candy selection, I would be very afraid to walk through that aisle. So I have a question for you . . . how did you edit your video and add music, etc.? I went to Vimeo (which seems to be very popular, how do you like it?) but they don’t offer anything for video editing. Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :-)

    I use Apple iMovie . :)

    NicoleS’s last blog post..Memorial Day Weekend, day four – coming back home


    June 19, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I loved all 4 minutes and 54 seconds of it! Your father is adorable and I love his thought process.

    And yes, dum-dums suck. Too much effort for such a little piece of crap. I was a bit dismayed to see the Candy Man walk past the Circus Peanuts without batting an eye. I used to love them as a kid, but now I’m a bit afraid of them.

    Oh, the Circus Peanuts were not ignored. However, that footage didn’t make the cut.

    TUWABVB’s last blog post..Your Inner Grill

  13. Jenn

    June 19, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Adorable dad, southern accents, chocolate, Sammy Davis Jr?

    Jenn’s last blog post..Letting Them Eat Cake.

  14. Katia / Crazy for trying

    June 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Love it! Your dad is a great sport for doing this.

  15. rosalicious

    June 19, 2009 at 8:09 am

    That was the cutest!

    rosalicious’s last blog post..Funnels in the ‘hood.