Friday, February 1, 2013

Haiku Friday: In which I receive muffin mixes in exchange for poetry

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Apparently, Readers, it is possible for one to get muffin mixes in exchange for poetry. Who knew?

Two Saturday mornings ago, I was making pancakes for my husband. We were both nursing pounding headaches after a night of over-indulgence, so my usual Better Homes and Gardens recipe for pancakes wasn't going to work. So, I opened my cupboard, grabbed a box of Jiffy blueberry muffin mix, and made the world's easiest blueberry pancakes.

They were quite yummeh.

We sat there, two hungover people, chewing on our breakfast, when I decided that I was so very grateful for these ridiculously easy pancakes that I simply HAD to share my gratitude with Jiffy.



"These are f---ing good pancakes".

"Yes. Yes these are f---ing good pancakes."

"Not bad for only five minutes of work."


"I'ma write these people a haiku".


I went onto Jiffy's website, and sent them a haiku via their customer service message thingamabopper.

About an hour later, I received this email reply:

Hello Jacqueline,
Thank you for visiting our website and for your kind remarks about our JIFFYmixes.  It was thoughtful of you to take the time to contact us.  We are delighted to know that you think so highly of our products.
In appreciation of your contact, we are sending you a copy of our Hospitality in a“JIFFY” recipe book.  Under separate cover, we are sending you a gift package containing an assortment of our JIFFY mixes, which we hope you will use and enjoy with our compliments.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Didja hear that, Readers? THEY WERE DELIGHTED! 

Sure enough, about a week and half later, we got a package of mixes and a cookbook in the mail. 

Oh yes. 

I seem to have good luck when it comes to contacting customer service. Is this some kind of innate gift? 

Or a superpower? 

I dunno, Readers, but below is the infamous haiku that got me four boxes muffin mix: 

Jiffy Muffin Mix
Makes the Universe's Best
Hangover Pancakes 

Until next time, Readers! 

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