This one makes sense on one side, and then performs a fail-flip on the other. Yes, I’m terribly confusing and should just get on with it, I know.
Anyway, there’s about 10 hot dogs in a pack, correct? These meat tubes are neatly shrink-wrapped and sold for a fairly inexpensive cost-per-dog amount. The rational, as I’ve seem to stumbled across, is that there’s about 10 dogs to a pound. That way, if the company notices they’ve sold 400 packages, they’ve sold 400 pounds of meat. Easy.
Now, for the hot dog buns. They can be toasted, warmed, and usually made out of different kinds of bread to suit even the most discerning hot dog eater. These usually come in packs of…8. So, 10 hots dogs, 8 buns. Now, you could eat 8 hot dogs, then 8 buns, get more hot dogs, eat 2 more, get more buns, eat 6 more, get more hot dogs, eat 4 more, get more buns, eat 4 more, get more hotdogs…
Okay, that’s one convoluted cycle to try and get back to 0 at the same time. So, why haven’t hot dog bun makers done anything about this? Well, that’s where the argument gets a bit sketchy. Hot dog bun makers don’t really HAVE a reason for this. There’s a claim that 10 buns would weaken the structural integrity of the buns themselves as they sat on the shelf, but I wouldn’t get my pants all in a bunch over that. Instead of buying 4 packs of hotdogs and 5 packs of buns to even things out…
Just make the amount of each even!
Let The Lackluster Amount of Buns For The Amount of Hot Dogs Die!
(That idea well, it’s a-drying.)