This Little Miggy Stayed Home: The Universal Language

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Universal Language

Hi-de-ho neighbors. So last night, as I was at the local grocery store and I noticed 3 women about my age wandering through the aisles speaking in a language the origins of which I could not decipher (something European). Of course I had no idea what they were saying or what they were talking about, but I could tell they were good friends. It reminded me of hanging out with my gal pals back in the day (before marriage and before I had a little monkey permanently attached to my breast) and I couldn't help but think how little I probably had in common with those girls these days. Then I witnessed something that transcended all cultural and social boundaries . . . while I was in the frozen food section one of these ladies walked by and suddenly did a double take and sorta stumbled on her footsteps while her eyes widened. Then I heard the following:

"Jibber jibber, jibberish BEN AND JERRY'S! Jibber jibber jabba. . . Ben and Jerry's jabber jabbity jab . . . "

Suddenly she was off to find her friends in a hurried frenzy all the while muttering "Ben and Jerry's" intermingled with her European dialect. I smiled. Old, young, rich, poor, eaten in happiness or in sadness . . . we might not have a LOT in common, but we'll always have Ben and Jerry's . . . the great equalizer. Oh Ice Cream, just when I thought you couldn't get any more comforting you go and do something like this.


  1. ha ha! I just bought my very own container of Mint Chocolate Cookie on Friday morning! Hooray for Ice Cream!

  2. enough. can we have some more pics of the child please!!

  3. ha ha that's awesome