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July 28, 2014 / Andee Frizzell


midol 2“Must be nice being a girl.” Jack said to me. We were sitting on a blanket, under the trees, enjoying the music from the Beaches Jazz Festival.

“Huh? Why do you say that?” I replied just as the mushroom gravy escaped my plastic two-prong fork and began dribbling down my chin, very ladylike.

“Tell me, again, the poutine story.” He said, mildly irritated, which I attributed to the fact that I wasn’t sharing. (I have a problem…I don’t like to share my food, especially food I really love like chips, buttered popcorn, poutine, and beer.)

“I went down to the food truck grounds and found the gourmet poutine food truck that advertises veggie gravy. I didn’t have any cash with me but I had my bankcard and I was hoping that there was a debit machine located on the mobile eatery.” I paused for dramatic cliffhanger effect.

“When I got to the counter I asked if they accepted Canadian Tire money, he said no. I asked if he took personal checks, also a no. So that’s when I said ‘it’s lucky’ then that I have this debit card.” I paused here to let how witty I think I am sink in for Jack.

“The cashier/chef was laughing, most likely because I am old enough to know what a personal check is and that I can use it as a punch line in a joke; he informed me that they, unfortunately, didn’t have a debit machine. But since I had such a great sense of humour he would comp me whatever I wanted to order. So I ordered this. Extra large veggie supreme poutine.”

“That would never happen to me. That would never happen to a guy, no matter how funny we were.” Jack stated.

“So your point is that you think we ladies have it easy?” I asked with one eyebrow raised.


“Have you ever heard of Midol?” I countered.




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  1. arcticgoddess / Jul 29 2014 1:42 pm

    I would correct your observation that free food only happens to attractive women, just as getting out of traffic tickets only happens to pretty women. So, you, blond, thin and attractive, have it made. Not so for older chubby mothers who don’t really start appealing again until they are in their 80’s and develop a feisty attitude. Have a great week.

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