The Adult Rule Book

Linda Poitras By Linda Poitras, 22nd Oct 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Don't you ever have the urge to just act like children .... Childish? Silly? Stupid? Brainless?
Why not ... It is amusing, having a good time, light-hearted pleasure.
You are a child for such a short period of time, why not let loose once in a while.
So you're told you're acting like a child? Answer: You say that like it's a bad thing.

Good Morning everybody ...

I'm having a case this morning. Let me explain.

A friend of mine went to the dentist. No ... my case is not about the dentist ... this time. She was talking about the flavors of tooth paste for her teeth. I was like wow they have flavors? Ok! She was asked if she wanted the mint.

I looked at her with a blank look on my face. I was totally lost. I guess my lost look came from the fact that she was lost looking at me. So I thought I'd ask. "what's the matter with that?" Her reply was: "I would have liked the bubble gum."

Again I'm lost here. First of all in Venezuela there is no flavors and second of all -- I'm wondering why she didn't ask for bubble gum if they had bubble gum.

Well I just about fell off my chair

Apparently, the "appropriate" choice for an adult is mint.

Really? I have to find that "Adults Rule Book" and check to see if there's a stated rule saying Adults shalt not be allowed to bubble gum flavored tooth paste only mint.

I assume that some don't care about the flavor they just want to be done and get out like me. The wizzz'n sound is enough to send me in fits and acting worse then a 5 year old. I'm a tough woman but the chair feels like I'm sitting on death row for not flossing as often as I should. But anyway, about the flavored tooth paste. Is that really the "adulty" thing to do?

Sometimes I wonder if we're not overly concerned with how "adulty" we are or appear to be in other peoples eyes. Yea we want to be taken seriously, we want to appear responsible and mature. I get that. We tend to frown at those who are seen as the kinda sorta DiNozzo type. Personally I didn't by the way.

Anyway, the point of her story was that she settled for mint.

My "unadulty" story ...

I wanted to tell her about the time I went to the dentist and ended up needing a root canal. I was hurting a lot because I had an abscess on the root of my tooth. Long story short, 5 anesthesia later, they finally got my root canal done, and after a boat load of pain because I still wasn't numb, my dentist said I was going to have to come back so to go to reception for another appointment. There I stood stunned. My dentist, whom I have known since I'm 5 asked me if something was wrong.

"Of course there is. You didn't offer me a toy from your toy drawer!" He cracked up laughing and opened the drawer and said "What was I thinking?!?"

"Obviously not your toy drawer" I replied. Needless to say, this 19 year old picked her little orange and blue cement truck toy and went v-rooooom v-roooom'in down the hall to the reception desk for her next appointment.

Everybody was laughing and I had all but forgotten the torture chamber.

My mom was telling everybody I was high on anesthesia lol The poor old woman looked at me with the "oh you poor child" look.

Industries has cornered the market on adulthood

It's not just about flavors but colors it's attitude too. Imagine, what child is going to ask for beige colored anything? Yet adults have to settle for the beige color edging on the grayish side.

Alright, here's an example: I was looking at shelves. Kids department had shelves in blue, yellow, red, pink, green, purple, orange and so on. Pretty cool I thought. Went to the adult side. White and black.


Ok, so Adults Rule book must have a rule about adults being drab.

Well, I decided that life should be more fun as you get older.

We deserve it. We have grown, studied hard, work hard, have the money, and can make more decisions on our own. So, instead of living life and settling for the wimpy 8 pack of crayons ... we should all get the big box of 64 crayons and have a party!

Listen, if the beige and grey option are boring, as an adult, you have the right, privilege and the money to pay so ask for more options. You shouldn't have to settle for the adult status quo.

If you ever find yourself in the position of wondering if this is all there is, assume the answer is no and go out and find something better.

It is not against adult laws to ask for more fun especially when you say please. Get the bubble gum flavored tooth paste.

So you're told you're acting like a child? Answer: You say that like it's a bad thing.

Time for the song of the day!

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ... I want to put on my my my my my boogie shoes ... ♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫ -- You guessed it, K.C. and Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes

Not time to be grown up yet ... you know you wanna put on your boogie shoes too so knock yourself out. Maybe being an adult wont be so hard if you can forget about it for a while ... uh?

I want to wish you all a good day. Be good to one another and don't take your freedom for granted because it's not a given for everyone to do so.

I bet SMILING won't be so hard this morning and it's a good thing because you'll be on life's candid camera!


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author avatar Linda Poitras
I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. In 2004 I married my American Mr. Man and 2 years later we moved to isla Margarita, Venezuela

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