Mint

I like mint.
You know that feeling when you’ve knocked back a few dozen Altoids and it hurts your throat when you inhale.
I think of that as a nice amount of mint.

A while back, a lot of chocolate products advertised ‘a hint of mint’.
In response, I took to saying that I wanted ‘a brick upside the head of mint’.
I liked this line and would say it to anyone who’d listen. Sometimes more than once.

I stole this from Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”.
When he described the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, he said that it was ‘like having your brains smashed out by a lemon wrapped around a large gold brick’.

One Christmas, I told this to Morgan again.
An hour later, I opened my gift from Morgan and Beth.
It was a box labelled “Grandad’s ‘brick upside the head of mint’ hot chocolate” and it contained packets of very minty hot chocolate.
Apparently, I’d told the line often enough that they thought that I’d like it if they made some for Xmas.

When I’d told the joke again, they knew that they were on the right track.
They went into the kitchen and high-fived each other.

I guess I’m getting predictable.

That was damn fine minty hot chocolate though.

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