I love you
1. A women in love
2. True love never die
3. Please be mines (or something along those lines)
These messages with their wrong spelling and dubious grammar were a source of great mirth whenever we came across them. I always used to wonder who wrote the messages. Somehow I envisioned an older man or woman sitting in a dark dusty room, hunched over a desk scribbling little one- line love notes all day ... then taking them to a supervisor who would select a few out of the many and use those on the mint wrappers. The wrappers all bear two messages - a constant and a variable. The constant is "I love you". The variable is something like "You're special" or "A women in love." Maybe that older man/woman was writing to someone he/she loved but could not connect with for some reason and that was their only way of expressing their feelings. Perhaps they were poets at heart, longing for the chance to be published. Maybe they were like an advertising copywriter, hired to 'be creative' and come up with 'love slogans'. But would a vacancy notice for such a job be put in the papers? It would be interesting to find out the story behind those messages and the person/people who wrote them. Hmmm ... maybe I'll go and investigate and report back to headquarters.
It seemed that over the years everything else was changing, but the KC Dinner mint wrapper messages remained stuck in a time warp. They did change eventually, which was refreshing, but nothing has happened again for a while. I find it fascinating. There must be a whole world of people out there who do more with these wrappers than simply read them (or not) and toss them away. People give them to their beloveds. Secret admirers must leave them on their crush's desk at work. Taxi drivers probably slip one subtly along with the change to some female passenger. Well, maybe in the 'old days'. Now they wouldn't be so subtle. I'm sure at some point those of us who live (or lived) here might have received or given one. Whether given in seriousness or in jest, whether corny or grammatically awry, I find they're special. I still have one in my car which a friend stuck in the space between my rearview mirror and the ceiling after we had worked on a project together last year. It says: "I love you. You're an inspiration."