Thursday, November 15, 2007

NaBloPoMo Day #15

I was thinking about the other days' post where I indicated the booze/lunch bag and I had a revelation that perhaps the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
When I was in high school, my mom would make me lunches and pack them in booze bags.
Every other kid seemed to have the nice, friendly-weight Kraft lunch bag, and I had the Super Duper Will-hold-a-bottle-weight paper bag courtesy of the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario.) As a teenager I was mortified and more than likely I would have thrown out my lunch in favour of the french-fries and gravy crap they would sell in the cafeteria. I think it was a combination of the booze bag presentation and the German salami (single layer) on farmer's rye bread that I dreaded anyone seeing. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if I was pulling out a Wonder Bread Samich from the booze-bag, I don't know. But I feel terrible about all the lunches I threw away just because I was embarrassed.
And here I am...25 years later...eating my salad out of Tupperware. Hell...Not even Tupperware, it might be a dollar store ripoff.
And I'm still bringing my lunch in a booze bag.

Do old habits really die hard?

1 comment:

moon said...

Hey, I had a childhood of Cheez-Wiz sandwiches...EVERYDAY... through my WHOLE childhood...cept for a cpl bologne sandwiches lol.