Blue Cat Reads the Directions


Blue Cat wanted a nice treat after last week’s meat loaf, and he decided on some Botan Rice Candy. It even had a free “children’s sticker” inside (which he was hoping would be fun for a crocheted cat as well).


Candy is good! And there’s a cat on the box!

He ran into trouble, though – the candy had two wrappers on it, and the inside wrapper was really (and I mean really) hard to get off. Still, the candy was tasty.

And then he realized something – the inside wrapper on the candy wasn’t meant to come off. Blue Cat had assumed he knew everything about candy, including that candy wrappers are not edible. But if he had only followed the arrow on the end of the box…


Blue Cat didn’t know that!

As you can see, the box clearly states that “each candy has an edible inner wrapper that melts in your mouth.” So, if he had just read the directions (and not assumed he knew everything about candy) he would have saved himself a lot of time and had a uniquely Japanese experience. Silly Blue Cat!

How often do we do the same thing? We should be confident (believe in ourselves), but not be arrogant (believe that we know it all and have nothing to learn) or smug (being arrogant without actually knowing how to do things). Blue Cat learned that even smart crocheted cats sometimes have something to learn, and you can bet he’ll look at the directions on new food items from now on. We should all do the same!

Do you have a story like Blue Cat’s? Let us know by leaving a comment! And try some Botan Rice Candy – it tastes good, comes in a cool box with a cat on it, and even has a fun sticker inside.


All’s well that ends with a cool sticker!

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