Do you remember the Tootsie Roll Pop commercials that used to ask, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll PoP? ” It always made me crazy because I can’t just lick a lollipop. No matter how hard I try, I start out licking and wind up just biting right through the hard candy.
As far as I am concerned, they should be called quick pops, not lollipops. The name lollipop brings to my mind slowly savoring something I love, not eating it as fast as I can like when you have to swallow medicine.
I guess I should have realized that it was a warning of how things would be in my future. I am definitely not known for my patience. I can actually feel myself start to shake inside sometimes when I have to wait. Even at my ripe old age of 65, I still am a bit impatient. And for the record, I was at the bank the other day and grabbed a lollipop off of the desk. Before I knew what was happening I was crunching on the hard candy once again. Somethings never change. 🙂