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.

3 comments:

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

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

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  3. ha ha that's awesome

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