Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Do you remember?

In a flash of nostalgia, I went through my memory trying to recall how these everyday things used to be:
  • Tubes of toothpaste had none of this plastic/foil/depleted-uranium amalgam. The tube was purely metallic, with sharp corners that can take your eye out. You roll that tube off the end, and it stays rolled-up.

  • Kit-kat chocolate used to come wrapped in foil, then wrapped again in white translucent paper, on top of which came another red wrapper going around the bar but not covering it's full length. A little of the white-wrapped bar would stick out of either end. There was a process to getting to the chocolate, and you were rewarded for your determination with the sweet stuff. Much like lobster.

  • Today's chewing gum is sugar-free, protects your teeth, and makes your breath smell like a hospital ward. Gone are the old sugar-highs of childhood. Ahh... Wrigley's.

3 Comments:

Blogger laila said...

thank God we still have ras el 3abed..thankfully they call it Tarboush or something now..same great taste though!

5:46 PM, March 22, 2006  
Blogger Jamal said...

Oh yeah, the Kitkat wrapping was nice.

Speaking of Wrapping, Mana'eesh used to be wrapped with NEWSPAPERS!!!

11:38 PM, March 22, 2006  
Blogger Chief said...

and the metallic toothpaste tube used to get holes in it when you roll it up.. and your hands would get full of toothpaste. I don't regret them that much after all.

11:56 PM, March 22, 2006  

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