If I leave the house and I’m not taking my purse, I’ll put a tube of ChapStick in my pocket. Especially if we head out to the movies. My lips crave ChapStick after I’ve eaten salted popcorn.
Because I’m always putting my ChapStick in my pocket, it often eludes me. Is it in my jacket? My Levis? Is it back in my purse?
Well, horror of all horrors has happened. I can’t find my Cherry flavored ChapStick. Not in my jacket. Nor my Levis. Not in my purse and not even in my “special” place. (Drawer in the kitchen for easy access as I walk out the door.)
So, I headed out to the store to get a new tube. Alas, I looked and looked along the store aisles where it used to be kept. I couldn’t find nary a single tube. Nada.
Luckily, there was a display by the checkout counter. However, no Cherry flavored tubes were there. It was totally unthinkable to get regular, non-flavored ChapStick. Totally!
However, my eye caught a tube with red packaging on it. I like the flavor of almost all of the red colored food. So, I grabbed the tube and bought it. When I got home, I noticed that the flavor was Pomegranate Gumdrop.
My lips (and taste buds) think they have died and gone to heaven. (If I’d stop licking my lips, they probably wouldn’t be so dried out… and then I wouldn’t need ChapStick!)
I love the smoothness and flavor of Pomegranate Gumdrop ChapStick!! It doesn’t seem as waxy as the cherry-flavor type. After using it for a couple of days, I’ve decided that I will get Pomegranate flavor ALL of the time.
I just found out that this is a seasonal flavor. I think I’ll rush to the store and buy a case or two so that I can still have it once this season is over (whatever season ChapStick thinks we are currently in).
Do you think that several years down the road that the ChapStick will be as silky smooth as the day I buy it? Will it be a dried-out lump that is as soft as a two-by-four board? Will it taste rancid?
I guess I’ll just buy a handful of tubes. Maybe enough to keep me in stock for a year. Maybe I ought to put it in an airlock plastic bag. Maybe that will keep it from drying out.