Sunday, October 30, 2005

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... And You Think

1. Unbreakable :: Bond

2. Have Mercy :: Pity

3. Do It Better :: Improve

4. Settle Scores :: Revenge

5. Comments :: Thoughts

6. Craziest Thing :: The Ringer

7. Apple :: PIE!

8. Halloween :: Candy

9. Maneagable :: Easy

10. Trick :: Or Treat

And now for the saga of the Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich, also known as The Ringer:

One year on our way home from Hatteras, North Carolina, we stopped at my Grandparents in Washington DC for a one-hour pit stop, which included lunch, bathroom, and taking a deep breath before we piled back in the car again for another 10 or so hours. My Grandfather, an imposing, crusty, retired Naval Captain handed us a bag right before we left. "This is for your trip home," he said, with a mischievously sinister tone of voice. "Don't look at it until you've left."

YoungerBrother Tuna and I could hardly stand it. "What's in it? What's in it?"

"Some sandwiches," he said. "And....The Ringer."

"What's the ringer?"

"I can't tell you," he said. "You'll figure it out."

Imaging chocolate, money or other unknown prizes (what were we thinking, anyway? This was The Captain, afterall), we gleefully took the bag and climbed back into the car. Finally it was time to dig into the sandwiches. They all seemed normal until YBTuna found The Ringer:

Peanut Butter and Pickles.
Have Mercy.

Happy Halloween.

Mutter along HERE.

1 comment:

TVJ said...

Um. What kind of pickles? Sweet, or dill? Because .. uh .. sweet pickles doesn't sound half bad. Then again. I have a cold and am very hungry.