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A Guy On Tumblr Actually Got Custom-Made M&Ms About Macing His Stepdad

He didn't mace his stepdad. He doesn't even have a stepdad. But he's sorry, Gary.

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Customized M&Ms: Usually intended for cute party favours or milestone gifts.

But not for Henry Birdseye, a 31-year-old product designer from Chicago, who first — as a joke — personalized some M&Ms about "apologizing for accidentally macing my stepdad" on their website.

Henry Birdseye

He then posted the — again— joke to Tumblr.

The custom M&Ms read, in Comic Sans, "sorry I maced you," "assumed a burglary," and "get well soon Gary."
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The custom M&Ms read, in Comic Sans, "sorry I maced you," "assumed a burglary," and "get well soon Gary."

After realizing you can print faces on the candy, he said he "did a Google image search for 'old man polo thumbs up'" and settled on "this handsome fella."

So where most of these jokes usually end, Henry took it one giant step further and actually got them made. He paid $60 for two pounds of these M&Ms.

"This all happened in less than a half hour, by the way. I work fast and stupid."

Henry now has no idea what to do with them, so he's been putting out bowls of the M&Ms in his office.

"I don't know what else to do with them. It's still food."
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"I don't know what else to do with them. It's still food."

And the best part? Henry tells us not a single co-worker has noticed what's on the M&Ms.

"When I put out a bowl of my joke M&Ms, pretty much everyone was just like 'cool, free candy," he said. "People in general don't like to be asked to read, and snack time is no exception to that rule, even if there is a random old man's face on the snacks."
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"When I put out a bowl of my joke M&Ms, pretty much everyone was just like 'cool, free candy," he said. "People in general don't like to be asked to read, and snack time is no exception to that rule, even if there is a random old man's face on the snacks."

If you have recently, or at any point, accidentally maced a stepfather, and his name is Gary, Henry's got some make-up M&Ms for you.

Henry Birdseye