Who do you suppose first coined that phrase? A jeweler, maybe? Because other than jewelry, I can't think of too many things to which that phrase applies. Certainly not men (and I know you know what I mean...). Generally speaking, we want our "money's worth", right? Why settle for a small when we can "value size" for just 99 cents more?
Restaurant portions are out of control. Even before the surgery, I could usually get a second meal out of almost anything I ordered in a restaurant. These days, I get a second meal out of kids' portions! I recently read that today's fast-food hamburger is 40 percent larger than that of 30 years ago. Now, for those of you thinking that they should be because those burgers used to cost less than a dollar, keep in mind that the calories have nearly doubled, too!
A "small" soda used to be 12 ounces. Now a small is at least 20 ounces. A "small" popcorn at the movies is 630 calories. 630! That's the calories for nearly two meals. And yet, how many times have you seen one or two people EMPTY a BUCKET? Want to know the calorie count on a LARGE popcorn? Hope you're sitting down...1640 calories, and 126 grams of FAT!
So maybe good things DO come in small packages. (Except for boyfriends--have I mentioned that?) I know that the smaller the package I consume, the smaller the package I NEED to put my behind in. And this is one woman who likes the fact that she's fitting into smaller packages these days!