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No Potato Chips Today

No potato chips today. In the house. What about the store?
I do not need them at first. But in a little while I try to send someone.
Because I am in my fluffy zebra pajamas and my fluffy socks.
Not wanting them enough to get dressed.

Suddenly nothing in the world is as important as a chip in my mouth.
Could you?
No.
Would you?
No.
What would I have to do?

I try to not think of potato chips for six minutes.
I can taste the salt, and I hear the crunching sound I need.
I dig to the bottom of the bread basket and find one.
Gobble it quickly. It is stale unfortunately.

I tear open the kitchen cupboards and start clashing things around.
There must be a secret stash somewhere, or a couple that fell.
I am slamming cupboards a bit harder now, mad as hell.
I have to have those damned chips, and I do not want to dress.

Finally my husband who knows how obsessive I get,
And recognizes the danger signs, fearing for his life, 
Gets dressed and runs to the dollar store to get me my chips.
Life will get easier now.

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Date: 3/10/2019 1:45:00 PM
lol sure made me smile Caren especially as I've just written a poem about fish and chips which you call fries and we call chips crisps lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/10/2019 8:54:00 PM
I said to my husband today "We went to the store and forgot chips!" He said "I got them." Smile.
Date: 3/10/2019 9:56:00 AM
ha! you've described this perfectly, caren! thanks for the grin this morning...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/10/2019 8:54:00 PM
You are more than welcome Ilene. I LOVE chips!
Date: 3/10/2019 9:40:00 AM
oooooh! your husband needs a hug and or Restraining Order...gotta give wifey her potato chips or no rest... Let me quess your favorite chips are "LAYS" ha! ha!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/10/2019 8:55:00 PM
I LOVE lays. They ARE the only ones we buy.