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Pop (corn) Psychology [Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered]

If you haven’t read Part 1 of the Popcorn Series, you can do so here

Psychoanalysis of Friends & Family Based on PES (Popcorn Eating Styles)

HOARDER:  The hoarder, anticipating a shortage of popcorn, uses a section of a coat, skirt or shirt corner as a makeshift bundle, protecting his/her rightful share of the popcorn.  Commonly seen in members of large families. Indicates a “scarcity” mindset.

HOLDER: The holder of the popcorn (usually self-appointed). Indicates control issues and/or Type A personality. Any holder must be physically and mentally prepared to deal with the digger. See below.

DIGGER: Diggers like to plunge into each layer of popcorn for just the right amount of butter (top layer) salt (bottom layer) fluffy kernels (top layer) and old maids (bottom layer). While diggers may seem innocuous, their methods can be the most threatening of all, because their actions threaten the entire group movie munching experience . Diggers are often blamed for floor spills or other popcorn loss, but it should be noted that the Holder of the popcorn, shares the responsibility, and must hold the bucket with uniform intensity throughout the movie.

Join me next time, when we will examine the troubling trend of replacing the traditional popcorn BUCKET with the inferior popcorn BAG.

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