Waiting to Catchup

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, January 19, 2012 Under: humor

            Lately, I’ve been thinking about catchup. I don’t eat much catchup but my husband likes it on his fries. I had a college professor who lost 12 pounds in one year by giving-up catchup. I should lose some weight. If I ate catchup, I’d just give it up and watch the pounds melt away.

            Really, it is the catchup bottles that have sparked my interest. The restaurant, where we like to eat, serves catchup in those upside-down bottles. I surveyed my house. Lots of things come that way now; mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and non-condiment products like shampoo and conditioner. Even some tooth paste stands on its top.

            Do you remember how catchup used to be packaged in those long-necked bottles? You would get your hotdog nicely warmed - nestled cozily in a bun before moving to the condiment bar. You wait, wait, wait while the fellow in front of you tried to get catchup out of the bottle. He held it up. Nothing! Maybe if he held it a little higher. Still nothing! He tried shaking the bottle vigorously up and down. Ah, at last - one pale watery drop!  Pounding on the bottom yielded nothing. You noticed people in line getting restless so you volunteered to stick a plastic knife into the bottle while he held it hovering above the hotdog. Finally, success! Now, if the next person in line would do the same for you. . .

            Americans have been eating catchup since the early 1800’s. How much time, in the last 200 years, have we wasted waiting for catchup? It seems to me we could have spent that time in more constructive ways: reading to our children, replanting the forests, increasing our gross national product. . .

            Caps on to the topsy-turvy catchup dispenser. Bottoms up!      

             

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Waiting to Catchup

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, January 19, 2012 Under: humor

            Lately, I’ve been thinking about catchup. I don’t eat much catchup but my husband likes it on his fries. I had a college professor who lost 12 pounds in one year by giving-up catchup. I should lose some weight. If I ate catchup, I’d just give it up and watch the pounds melt away.

            Really, it is the catchup bottles that have sparked my interest. The restaurant, where we like to eat, serves catchup in those upside-down bottles. I surveyed my house. Lots of things come that way now; mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and non-condiment products like shampoo and conditioner. Even some tooth paste stands on its top.

            Do you remember how catchup used to be packaged in those long-necked bottles? You would get your hotdog nicely warmed - nestled cozily in a bun before moving to the condiment bar. You wait, wait, wait while the fellow in front of you tried to get catchup out of the bottle. He held it up. Nothing! Maybe if he held it a little higher. Still nothing! He tried shaking the bottle vigorously up and down. Ah, at last - one pale watery drop!  Pounding on the bottom yielded nothing. You noticed people in line getting restless so you volunteered to stick a plastic knife into the bottle while he held it hovering above the hotdog. Finally, success! Now, if the next person in line would do the same for you. . .

            Americans have been eating catchup since the early 1800’s. How much time, in the last 200 years, have we wasted waiting for catchup? It seems to me we could have spent that time in more constructive ways: reading to our children, replanting the forests, increasing our gross national product. . .

            Caps on to the topsy-turvy catchup dispenser. Bottoms up!      

             

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Tags: catchup 
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Waiting to Catchup

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, January 19, 2012 Under: humor

            Lately, I’ve been thinking about catchup. I don’t eat much catchup but my husband likes it on his fries. I had a college professor who lost 12 pounds in one year by giving-up catchup. I should lose some weight. If I ate catchup, I’d just give it up and watch the pounds melt away.

            Really, it is the catchup bottles that have sparked my interest. The restaurant, where we like to eat, serves catchup in those upside-down bottles. I surveyed my house. Lots of things come that way now; mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and non-condiment products like shampoo and conditioner. Even some tooth paste stands on its top.

            Do you remember how catchup used to be packaged in those long-necked bottles? You would get your hotdog nicely warmed - nestled cozily in a bun before moving to the condiment bar. You wait, wait, wait while the fellow in front of you tried to get catchup out of the bottle. He held it up. Nothing! Maybe if he held it a little higher. Still nothing! He tried shaking the bottle vigorously up and down. Ah, at last - one pale watery drop!  Pounding on the bottom yielded nothing. You noticed people in line getting restless so you volunteered to stick a plastic knife into the bottle while he held it hovering above the hotdog. Finally, success! Now, if the next person in line would do the same for you. . .

            Americans have been eating catchup since the early 1800’s. How much time, in the last 200 years, have we wasted waiting for catchup? It seems to me we could have spent that time in more constructive ways: reading to our children, replanting the forests, increasing our gross national product. . .

            Caps on to the topsy-turvy catchup dispenser. Bottoms up!      

             

In : humor 


Tags: catchup 
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Waiting to Catchup

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, January 19, 2012 Under: humor

            Lately, I’ve been thinking about catchup. I don’t eat much catchup but my husband likes it on his fries. I had a college professor who lost 12 pounds in one year by giving-up catchup. I should lose some weight. If I ate catchup, I’d just give it up and watch the pounds melt away.

            Really, it is the catchup bottles that have sparked my interest. The restaurant, where we like to eat, serves catchup in those upside-down bottles. I surveyed my house. Lots of things come that way now; mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and non-condiment products like shampoo and conditioner. Even some tooth paste stands on its top.

            Do you remember how catchup used to be packaged in those long-necked bottles? You would get your hotdog nicely warmed - nestled cozily in a bun before moving to the condiment bar. You wait, wait, wait while the fellow in front of you tried to get catchup out of the bottle. He held it up. Nothing! Maybe if he held it a little higher. Still nothing! He tried shaking the bottle vigorously up and down. Ah, at last - one pale watery drop!  Pounding on the bottom yielded nothing. You noticed people in line getting restless so you volunteered to stick a plastic knife into the bottle while he held it hovering above the hotdog. Finally, success! Now, if the next person in line would do the same for you. . .

            Americans have been eating catchup since the early 1800’s. How much time, in the last 200 years, have we wasted waiting for catchup? It seems to me we could have spent that time in more constructive ways: reading to our children, replanting the forests, increasing our gross national product. . .

            Caps on to the topsy-turvy catchup dispenser. Bottoms up!      

             

In : humor 


Tags: catchup 
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Waiting to Catchup

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, January 19, 2012 Under: humor

            Lately, I’ve been thinking about catchup. I don’t eat much catchup but my husband likes it on his fries. I had a college professor who lost 12 pounds in one year by giving-up catchup. I should lose some weight. If I ate catchup, I’d just give it up and watch the pounds melt away.

            Really, it is the catchup bottles that have sparked my interest. The restaurant, where we like to eat, serves catchup in those upside-down bottles. I surveyed my house. Lots of things come that way now; mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and non-condiment products like shampoo and conditioner. Even some tooth paste stands on its top.

            Do you remember how catchup used to be packaged in those long-necked bottles? You would get your hotdog nicely warmed - nestled cozily in a bun before moving to the condiment bar. You wait, wait, wait while the fellow in front of you tried to get catchup out of the bottle. He held it up. Nothing! Maybe if he held it a little higher. Still nothing! He tried shaking the bottle vigorously up and down. Ah, at last - one pale watery drop!  Pounding on the bottom yielded nothing. You noticed people in line getting restless so you volunteered to stick a plastic knife into the bottle while he held it hovering above the hotdog. Finally, success! Now, if the next person in line would do the same for you. . .

            Americans have been eating catchup since the early 1800’s. How much time, in the last 200 years, have we wasted waiting for catchup? It seems to me we could have spent that time in more constructive ways: reading to our children, replanting the forests, increasing our gross national product. . .

            Caps on to the topsy-turvy catchup dispenser. Bottoms up!      

             

In : humor 


Tags: catchup 
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