Monday, January 31, 2011

Definitely Management Material

Husband and I were in the check-out line at WalMart when I noticed a blast from the past in the candy display next to the register.

"Look!" I called to him. "I haven't seen Fruit Stripe gum around for years."

The check-out boy heard our exchange and joined the conversation as he scanned the grape tomatoes.

"Yeah, I just noticed that. How long has Fruit Stripe been around?"

"Oh, since I was a kid," I told the whippersnapper.

His reaction was wide-eyed and thunderstruck and summarized in a single syllable: "Wow."

And then he noticed my reaction to his comment and moved smoothly into his next sentence.

"So that must be, what, twenty or twenty-two years?"

That boy will go far.

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