Overheard at Borders

Before I go to bed at far too late of an hour for any living organism, I just wanted to discuss a rather strange incident that happened while I was at Borders tonight. I was in the art and design section, minding my own business, when from the middle of the store I heard some of the most God-awful cacophonous laughter I have ever heard in my life. I had no clue what in the hey-hi-howdy-ho was going on, so I more-or-less discreetly observed what was happening from my section.

Laffy Taffy

My, how the times have changed. I can remember Laffy Taffy from when I was little, and I specifically remember that the wrappers included riddles to keep you occupied while you tried to gnaw through this particularly sticky and viscous mess of candy.

Well, I discovered today that Laffy Taffy is in fact still made, but it’s not really “taffy” anymore, as it’s now sort of a soft, enlarged version of a Starburst but with more of a plasticene flavor. And the riddles that at some point used to bear at least a minor semblance to something entertaining have become pathetically bad.