Fillings?

[Picture of sandwich sandwich board in Glasgow]A SANDWICH BOARD FOR SANDWICHES SEEN IN GLASGOW RECENTLY HAS CREATED SOME DEBATE AMONG THE LOCALS.

Please take a look at the picture (double click on the image to see an enlarged view). This is what it states:

DAILY BAKED WARM
BAGUETTES
CHIOSE OF FILLINGS

MEXICAN CHICKEN    SANCHEZ
CORONATION CHICKEN
DELI REUBEN     BIG BIRD
MARIE ROSE PRAWNS
OR
MAKE YOUR OWN

I am almost prepared to forgive the dotting of the capital letter “i” and the odd spelling of “choice” with an “s”, because the whole thing is just astounding.

What on earth is “Sanchez” (I shudder to think), and although the corned beef and saurkraut on rye or pumpernickel is a classic American sandwich known as a Deli Reuben, I have never heard of it as a sandwich filling on its own.

I have heard of Prawn Marie Rose (isn’t Marie Rose Sauce the classic prawn cocktail sauce?), maybe that’s the same as Marie Rose Prawns sandwich filling, but it’s a rather odd, in my opinion, to eat a prawn cocktail in a warm baguette.

[Picture of Big Bird from Sesame Street TV]However, I think the scariest baguette filling possibility is “Big Bird”.  I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t eat a whole one!

The strange statement at the bottom suggests that you can make your own sandwich all by yourself. It seems to me that if you could make your own sandwich, then you would have done so — and would therefore not be out looking for something to eat at lunchtime!

Things are getting worse when one cannot understand a simple sandwich menu!

Dental Toys!

[Picture of Play-Doh Dr Drill 'n Fill toy game]DENTAL OR MENTAL? — YOU DECIDE.

Look at these toys (click on the pictures to enlarge). Play-Doh’s “Dr. Drill ‘n Fill” sounds delightful fun for 3-4 year olds! The picture on the box shows all the great dental fun you can have — there’s a mouth full of bad teeth for you to DRILL and FILL! The drill apparently makes the lovely RR-RRR-RRR sound we have all grown to know and love from years of NHS dentistry. Ah, bliss!  Mind you there are other bits of kit on the box that only an expert dentist would actually know about.  The only other thing I recognised was the toothbrush and paste!

[Picture of Crazy Dentist toy game]If £13 seems a little too much for that “ideal” dentistry Christmas gift, then what about “Crazy Dentist” at a fiver.

Unlike “Dr. Drill ‘n Fill”, “Crazy Dentist” is about destroying teeth, apparently with a small hammer!  What fabulous Christmas fun!

I don’t know; maybe it’s me.  Am I alone in thinking things are getting worse when we buy dental themed toys for children at Christmas?  What kind of monsters will we have in the years to come?  What kind of monsters do we have now?  Will we be reading about people getting their teeth smashed by hammers?  Heaven forbid!

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