Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How long do smiles last?

by Shirley Bahlmann
Last Monday, I went swimming with my family and got this nifty swifty smiling wrist band as proof I didn't sneak in to the pool without paying. It is such a cheerful little thing, I couldn't make myself cut through the smiling faces to take it off after I dried off. It's been a week, now, and it still smiles up at me every day. I'm wondering how long it will last before it falls off on its own. (Guesses, anyone?)
I'm not the only one playing the waiting game. When I went to the elementary school, I saw a 5th grader who'd been in the pool the same night I was. She lifted a black band of electrical tape on her wrist to show the smiley faces underneath. "My brother and I are having a contest to see who can keep their wristband on the longest," she said.
Well, I'm not putting tape over mine. That would defeat the purpose. I like to be smiled at every day.
How long do you think it will last?


A said...

tell gangreen sets in i think!

Josi said...

Ha, my son wears his for almost two months before they fall off, so you've got lots of time to enjoy it. Sometimes the 'bracelet fairy' gives him .50 if he cuts it off and puts it under his pillow. Usually before a family photo :-)

Janette Rallison said...

Maybe you'll start a smiley face trend!

Cindy Beck said...

Hey Juanita,
I've been to the AC, and those wristbands are stronger than iron and less biodegradable than Styrofoam, so you'll be wearing it into the eternities! :)

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