Life indeed walks around with one of those massive massive round swirley coloured lollipops that you’d get from the local Fair or Show – weren’t they called “All Day Suckers”. The last time I viewed one of them was on Seinfeld with Kramer was walking around licking away on it. Unfortunately the one that Life walks around with isn’t an All Day Sucker, but an “All Life Sucker”.
Isn’t it weird – my parents used to go off at me when I would have lollies as a young ‘un – which was mostly due to the fact that their parents didn’t give a rats about what ‘they’ ate as children and resulting from that, by their late teens, I think all their teeth had largely rotted out and had to be replaced with ‘falsies’. So Mum’s point was valid – and just makes your cringe really when you hear snippets of how parenting styles in generations gone by were.
I’m really going off topic here – hope you don’t mind – just trying to take your mind off things for a bit – but this is coming from you mentioning the word ‘straw’.
One time when I was in Sydney with my Mum after one of my operations on my lip – we were at a corner shop, wanting to buy straws so I could get a drink – cause having been operated on my lip, and stitches being there, it made it terribly difficult to open my mouth very much. So we went in and asked do you sell straws – to which the person behind the counter said, yes, I’ll get you some. He came back with a packet of straws – the potato chip version of them – do you remember the long thin match like straws from all those years ago that you’d eat. And as much as I would have loved to have had a packet, alas, I could eat them – but we did eventually end up with a packet of the proper drinking straws. I still remember that so vividly – and that was well over 40 years ago.
Large digressive kind of post for you.
I hope the pain in your gum has subsided somewhat and that you have managed to get through the weekend reasonably ok with the painful back as well.