Since I google everything now I thought, "why not look and see if there's any real reason why hot dogs come 10 to a pack and buns only 8." I got lots of hits but no reasons, just some semi snarky answers.
Even though this mismatch has been a fact of life for a long time, that is no reason for us consumers to put up with it any longer. Sure I know it is no big deal. Everyone gets the munchies and grabbing a raw dog and wolfing it down...well, there's no bun anyway so why let it lay there in the fridge? It is just begging to be eaten.
The thing is we really would like to have 10 buns but we make do. We can't do this anymore because, folks, it is a slippery slope! Next thing you know, they'll be making gloves with nine fingers. How do I know this? I've been listening to the voices in my head! And they tell me that Corporate America is an expert advertiser. He will say the next great thing is NineFinger gloves! And start going on about how great it would be to have your index finger free. He'll say, "think of the things you can do with that free finger." Why, you could even pick your nose if you wanted!
You might be wondering why Corporate America would choose booger picking as an advertising gimmick over say, tick picking or some other thing. The voices in my head (sorry, Andrew) explained this to me. It is not enough for American industry to save material. The real money is in a new product. They have invented the Booger Bag which they will make out of the unused finger material. Yes they will need a bit more material but they can kill naugas* for that.
You get a big old itchy booger and you simply can't wait until you get to a restroom? No problem! Just extract said booger and deposit in the Booger Bag. "Ewww," you say, "that booger bag would get nasty." Precisely and here is the beauty of the plan. Not only will Corporate America sell you a pair of gloves and a booger bag, they will also sell you Booger Bag inserts! And wet wipes to tidy up with! Money, money, money! Folks it is virtually a gold mine.
See? See what can happen from slippery slopeness? I urge you to put those buns back on the shelf and JUST SAY NO!
*where naugahide comes from