Any Mason Comet knows the madness that occurs once a year, involving the Seroogy candy bar sales ran by the Student Government. But this year, the pure madness was taken to a whole other level.
Up until this years’ sales, I had never been so fortunate to experience the extremely joyous satisfaction that came along with tasting a Seroogy bar. But, many students were proved to be on the same boat. The obsessed-over taste is beyond the point. A few days ago, I listened in as a StuGo member rants about the bursts in sales this year, stating that they ordered a ton more this year than they did last year, but still managed to sell out days sooner. So what exactly caused the constant Seroogy chatter, rise in demand, and burst in sales of these $1 candy bars? (I’ll give you a hint: it was not that the 2014 seniors were on diets and the new freshman were candy addicts.)
This year, health code restricted the sales of Seroogy bars on school grounds; making any sales on MHS property strictly illegal. Once the chatter of the new yet strange law started to spread like dominoes, the demand started to quickly rise. Not only were people hunting down the closest StuGo member so they could rob them of all the Seroogy bars they had left, but they were finding loopholes. “Oops- I dropped a dollar in your backpack.” “Oh no! I accidentally dropped this Seroogy bar in your pencil pouch.” Creative, right? Rebels were forming left and right. The overall chaos and constant chatter about purchasing Seroogy bars was getting to be a bit obsessive. Madness, pure madness, was engulfing the largest school in the state of Ohio.
Personally, the thing that stands out most to me is not the fact that they made the sales illegal in the first place. But that we wanted them the most when we weren’t allowed to have them. The taste never changed, we did. Was it the rise in awareness for the sales of the Seroogy bars because of the formation of the restricting law that caused people to buy? I would say no. Last year, I knew 100% that the sales were going on legally and I even knew how I could buy one; I didn’t feel implied to the least bit. This year, I felt the need to have one. Our knowledge of the sales never changed, we did.
It is no shock that the formation of the law preventing us from buying Seroogies made us want them more. This is just another thing that goes to show that us as humans, not just as high schoolers, always want what we can’t have.