Do you keep a memory box? Which contains tiny fancy bracelets and dried up roses and such? Well its not only ornaments and attractive objects which store a memory. There are really good memories attached to meaningless things. Well, it may seem meaningless to others but could mean a fortune to you. A candy wrapper, cap of a pen, an empty perfume bottle may appear junk to some people. Its because they are objects. But if a subject is attached to these objects it transforms in to a memory. Like a handkerchief given by your grandma. Well this is the story of my first magnum. Lame? Don’t care.
It was around 2006, and I was a kid of course. There was a pretty young lady who came to my house for a day or two. She asked me where she could find an ice-cream shop. I remember always seeing a shop which has a Mr.bean picture drawing on the wall. I gave her some directions but since she was new she did not understand much. So I went with her (yep a total stranger, but the place wasn’t far). Oh yes, I was wearing a blue dress.
She decided to buy a magnum. I looked at the poster that covered the fridge showing all varieties of magnum and was well….you know how kids are…..I wished I could get one. As if reading my thoughts the kind lady bought me one. I remember it being Rf25 that time.
On the way home she unwrapped it and started eating it and told me nicely, “ go ahead eat”. Somehow I was reluctant to open it. Because I wanted to share with my brother. It felt wrong somehow to gobble it up without giving him some. You know, sometimes no matter how annoying a person is you have a soft spot for them. So after going home we both ate it.
Magnum was a common thing that time of course but I ate it a long after all the kids got “bored with it” I think thats why it was special.
PS. I still have the magnum stick. Didn’t get around to throw it away.