Last summer my neighborhood had a salsa walk (it was probably June-ish, I imagine?). In anticipation thereof, I bought a bag of tortilla chips from Target (Archer Farms brand), but since *everyone* had brought chips, mine mostly went uneaten (though I confess I did get lost trying to find the right street and busted the bag open as sustenance for the finding. I have ZERO sense of direction. Or maybe negative sense of direction, if that’s possible).
So, the chips went home again with me. And they got brought out again a few says later when some of the folks on my street decided to congregate for hanging out and drinking wine (I *love* my neighborhood). A couple more chips got consumed at that point, but mostly we had wine. :-)
For the next month or two, every time I’d get that “want-salty-and-crispy” craving thing (which happens roughly once a week), I’d go and have a chip or three. Strangely, the chips seemed unaffected by the passage of time in between the cravings, remaining crunchily delicious from one eating to the next.
Fast forward to September-ish when it dawns on me that I’ve now been noshing on the same bag of chips for three months. At that point it seemed like the chips had some sort of “survivor gene” going on so I didn’t feel like I *should* chuck them. Plus, honestly, they were still really tasty.
It’s now March of the year after and I am somewhat sad to say that this afternoon I dumped the last of the chip crumbs into my mouth. The chips are no more.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
(Yes, I do understand what an oddling I am that I would develop some strange respect/admiration for a bag of tortilla chips. So much so, even, that I felt compelled to immortalize them on LiveJournal. Sigh.)