Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Working with tubes

I've just had a tube of Fruit Gums. It was the first time I'd had any in absolutely ages.

I remember when they used to be plain and unadorned, with a slight texture on top. Now they have a strange raised grid and seem a bit softer.

Of course the *best* Fruit Gums were the ones I only ever got in the cinema; reassuringly hard and tooth-damaging, and shaped like the fruits of their flavours.

My mother always eats Fruit Gums when she is ill and can't eat anything else. I'm sure this has caused some kind of lingering resentment, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment, because all I've had to eat all day is Fruit Gums and I'm freezing.

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