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Wednesday October 27th

Tar Heel Life Hacks

8 messages to send your loved ones on a potato

My favorite fall vegetable...is a sweet potato. And, thanks to Mystery Potato, I can spread my love for them to everyone I know.

On the Mystery Potato website, buyers can choose between large or small potatoes, and you can write any message you would like to the recipient up to 100 characters. 

The anonymously-sent potatoes are real, locally grown and purchased to support local farmers. Unused potatoes are donated to the local city mission.

So basically you can creep out/make your friends and family laugh while giving back to the community. Sounds like a great time, tbh.

Needing some more inspiration for your first mystery message? Here are eight suggestions for making the most out of your Mystery Potato:

1. "This is a potato."

A classic, yet endearing message for the easily confused.

2. "You're a spud."

Innocent wordplay is always fun. For even more craziness, consider spelling "you're" like "ur." If you're sending this potato to an enemy/grammar freak, go with the always treacherous "your."

3. "You used to call me on my cell phone."

Pop culture references are always a good call. Drizzy fans will instantly get the connection to his most recent hit. Advisory: Your friends might actually think Drake sent them this potato, so you might wanna check up on them soon after delivery.

4. "Lunch?"

The first date is always a special one, so make it great: use a potato. You might still be nervous, but at least your significant other won't see you shaking in your boots.

5. "Feel the Bern" or some other political candidate slogan

Show you're up to date on the issues with this bipartisan present.

6. "We're out of toilet paper."

Give the roommate important updates about the state of your union by sending an anonymous potato. Hopefully, they'll know it's you and go buy the TP.

7. "School is going fine. No, I don't have a boy/girlfriend."

Make Thanksgiving conversation with the folks go by spuddier with a potato for all of your relatives. Family fun for all aging.

8. "I Love You"

It's always nice to hear someone say those three words, but it's even nicer to read it from the brown, leathery skin of a vegetable.

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