Still the same…after all these years
GRIN # 237
Not too long ago I blogged about how times had changed, so much so that there were things we don’t even use anymore: phone books, salad spinners, cheese shredders, cassette tapes and the like.
So lately, I’ve been thinking: What hasn’t changed (much) over time? Below are my picks. Add your own!
- School cafeterias: The lunch ladies still wear hairnets and the soyburgers still try desperately for the title of “hamburger.” It ain’t happening.
- Cotton candy: I forked over $5 (!!) for the multi-colored spun sugar the other night; it hasn’t changed a bit. And I’m thinking, “What’s the overhead on cotton candy? Maybe I’m in the wrong business.“
- Roller skating: From the tan suede skates with orange wheels (for an extra buck, spring for the rollerblades) to the (badly) carpeted stools you sit on to cram your feet into said skates, you’ll feel like a kid again. They still do the hokey pokey and the chicken dance. The disco ball spins the way it did when I was 11. Even the lockers are the same–except now it costs two quarters instead of one to release the bright orange cylindrical key from its slot. Which you’ll likely lose, so go ahead and buy a rainbow Sno-Cone at the snack bar before you lose your money too.