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October 4, 2014

Five minus four

Filed under: Amusement,Culture,language — bitchontheblog @ 19:46
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Need to wear hats in England notwithstanding, I sometimes wish I were associated with the Queen. Or Charles. Or someone. One could then go round using “one”  without being called pretentious. I like ‘one’. As one does.

Do you remember the film (Dudley Moore) “Ten”? One of those guys who proved that there is more to a man than height. I like men who scramble up hills to get to their woman. Dudley did it so well. I once dissuaded someone to climb a precarious slope to get me some cherries (Switzerland). As alluring as the cherries were ardour needs to be channelled. And sometimes one needs to know how to stem a flow and build a dam (think Holland). One did stay friends. One’s (that’s my) instinct proving right that it pays to not have that marsh mellow.

Marsh mellows – context: Instant Gratification – currently in the news big time.  So the deal being that your four year old self is faced with a choice: You can have ONE marsh mellow now or wait for twenty minutes and have two. It’s awful when you think about it. Particularly, when like me, you don’t even like sweets  So I sit there for twenty minutes hoping someone would take that damn thing out of my sight, only to then be presented with another one. Brilliant, don’t you think? How to get rewarded in life with things ONE does not want.




  1. Funny about marshmallows. We were camped in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, talking to a couple from Switzerland, and Karen notices that they have a bag of huge marshmallows on their picnic table. Not being rude, she didn’t point them out to me, but asked later if I saw them. Of course, I hadn’t. It was until three weeks later in Glacier National Park that I saw some — in a park store. We didn’t buy any. We saved our sweet urges for huckleberry ice cream (and other flavors).

    Just one of these Campfire Giant Roasters Marshmallows might be enough! The bag is 28 grams. Number of servings: 28. Does that mean there are 28 giant marshmallows in the bag? Wonder what the serving size is for s four-year-old?

    Comment by Mike — October 4, 2014 @ 21:33 | Reply

  2. I meant to leave a link for the Campfire Giant Roasters Marshmallows. Our grandkids may be here for Thanksgiving and Karen is thinking about getting a bag. (They are 12 and 14)

    Comment by Mike — October 4, 2014 @ 21:36 | Reply

  3. can’t stand marshmallows but I love this post. Very funny.

    Comment by Friko — October 4, 2014 @ 22:18 | Reply

  4. Walter Mischel, the well meaning sadist who was cruel to children in the name of advancing science could not have anticipated a child who did not like marsh mallows! Just goes to show that one (ha!ha!!) can be fallible even if one is from Stanford.

    Comment by rummuser — October 5, 2014 @ 01:35 | Reply

  5. Marshmallows in a bowl in the microwave are fun to watch….”we” played like this with “our” sons when “our” wife was away or out….. The royal “we” there…. I was told that only people liek teachers and vicars use “one” in tead of “I”…… someone else said that it is a signof being educated….
    One reallycannotdecide on the truth of any of these explanations.

    Comment by magpie11 — October 5, 2014 @ 12:16 | Reply

  6. At least you know you don’t want it. Too many people wait around for rewards they don’t know they don’t want. 😉

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — October 9, 2014 @ 20:53 | Reply

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