Thursday, January 30, 2014

Help Me Rondo


"The thirst crusher"

A coworker brought in a bag of Rolos, which prompted my born-in-1980 cowrorker who somehow has the same pop culture sensibilities as ME to scream: "Rolos? No one eats Rolos anymore!" She's got that right, then I added: "I haven't had those since the summer of '79, when my family moved to Phoenix and we did nothing but eat Rolos and drink Rondo." That's when my kindred spirit -- and the rest of the room -- got lost. Another (Jersey native) colleague volunteered that maybe she had never heard of it because perhaps it's a "Southern thing" -- which immediately put a bee in my bonnet. Southern???? Arizona is Southern? Um, no. Although I suppose my case would be a lot stronger if I hadn't just said "bee in my bonnet." 

Anyone remember Rondo?!!!!!


1 comment:

Sam said...

I grew up in the deep south and have never heard of Rondo. It's definitely not "a southern thing."

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