Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Happiest Day of My Life

Only people very close to me know that my life has been very rough over the last six months. Well, I don't know that anyone knows this, but now that the issues have been resolved let me tell you what happened.

"M"y gum is yellow (lemonade flavor) orbit sugar-free gum. For ages, I wouldn't go anywhere without a spare pack of "my" gum. Erev Pesach, I depleted my stocks, figuring that I would suffer through a week without "my" gum, but after a week I would stock up again and not have to go without "my" gum for another 51 weeks.

I don't think any words can properly convey the shock, horror and disappointment I felt when I went to the local grocery store and didn't see my gum. I figured that the shipment was delayed or something, but I'd have it in another few days. Some days later and I still was without gum. Again and again, no gum.

At some point, my desperation reached obsession levels. I began going into every grocery store, conveniance store, even frum gas station in every frum community I passed through, in the hopes of finding "'my" gum somewhere.

This went on for months. More than six to be precise. And as long as my gum was not in my hands, no happiness could have ever been complete.

And that, my friends, is why I am here to tell you that yesterday was the happiest day of my life. No I didn't get engaged, no it wasn't even because of the first birthday of my blog, but you see, today is when I walked into a candy store, having given up hopes of ever being re-united with my long lost gum, and there, right next to me was a package of MY GUM! Not just one package, there were about twenty packages of it!

And I bought all twenty.


The lady looked at me weird, and made a comment about having enough gum for a while. But I didn't care. Me and my gum are together again! My happiness is back!

12 comments:

Rachelli Dreyfuss said...

I have to agree. Finding your favorite gum in the world is definitely reason for the happiest day... (and it so isn't weird to buy twenty packages! my sister buys the entire box that all the little boxes come in!)
now i crave lemonade gum...
Congratulations!

Mikeinmidwood said...

That was you buying all that gum!

E. Fink said...

I can totally relate.

There is a toiletry item that I am particular to and it is no longer sold in stores. I order it online by the case and just hope and pray that when I need to reorder I can find it...

Enjoy your gum!

tesyaa said...

E Fink, I'm reminded of the famous Seinfeld episode.

itsagift said...

Although it's a crazy thing, we all have our favorites - things we (think we) can't live without! Glad to hear you finally got the gum you wanted, in the flavor you wanted!
But until now, you were chewing gum, weren't you?! Just a different flavor, right?
Mine isn't the lemonade one, I need the MUST Whitening Gum - and I MUST have it to be happy lol. In fact, I'm chewing it right now! I need it so I can have a fresh taste in my mouth...

G6 said...

Oh, I can so relate and I'm so happy for you.
(I never did see the resurfacing of my favorite "Sparkling Green Apple" hand soap....)
Enjoy!

Lvnsm27 said...

simple pleasure

Freeda said...

wow! when you shared your lemonade gum with me I was unaware of how precious was...perhaps I would have chewed for longer... :P

Bz said...

may this stay the happiest day of your life for a super short time...

Something Different said...

EF- I was wondering if 20 packages of gum was a little much, but I wasn't willing to take that chance. :-)

RD- Crave away- you aren't getting any of mine!! :-P

MIM- Oh, so were you the one dressed up as the old russian lady or the chassidish girl? Lol

Tesyaa- Erm...which?

IAG- I was chewing a different gum, but it was only passable, not quite enjoyable.

G6- My condolences on your hand soap. :-( I know the feeling.

LVNSM- Oh YEah!

Freeda- Yeah, I was kind of hoping you would pick the other gum. Lol.

BZ- Amein! You made me lol with that comment. :-)

BigChamor21 said...

cute post;)

halfshared said...

Well, I'm kinda glad that you had a reason to substitute that gum for the fruity gum you introduced me to. It is now my official favorite!

(Unless this flavor is better...?)