So refreshing

A few weeks ago when I was home, I decided to get a cold drink from the back refrigerator.  You know…the old one that is a lovely shade of avocado and only houses ice cream, canned drinks and big serving pieces of food during Thanksgiving and bridal showers?

Except when you live in the country, you might find other things.

You see at my parents’ house, the ice cold drinks are nestled up against Styrofoam containers of bait.  That’s right people.  Worms are living next to the Diet Pepsi and whatever mystery is hiding in the orange Tupperware container from 1975.

Which reminds me…does anyone from the south drink Diet Pepsi?  No.  But my Mama does.  We don’t know why.  If she could buy Tab in bulk, I’m sure she would.  And I can guarantee she wishes the Diet 7Up was Fresca.

And why is the lemon icebox pie BEHIND the worms?  Seriously?  Can’t we put it on the empty shelf below and move the SECOND crate of worms up top with the tainted caffeine?

This picture is just all sorts of wrong.  And that includes the fact that the Dr Pepper seems to be missing even though Diet Pepsi is annoyingly abundant.  Heaven forbid that I drink water at the realization.  I’m pretty sure I washed the lemon pie down with a banana daiquiri.

It’s important to stay healthy and get four to six servings of fruit daily.

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LASS
LASS

I love TaB! I drink about 4 12-packs a week. The stores I go to stock it for me, and I almost always see someone else in the store buying it too. My daughters went to Indiana University – love Bloomington. The groceries there carry TaB. I have a condo in Sanibel, FL – love it! Jerry’s and Bailey’s carry TaB. I didn’t even ask the stores in Bloomington or Sanibel to carry TaB but they do. Lots of TaB lovers out there. Your Mama can come to stay at my house any time. We will read magazines and drink TaB.

Leslie from Austin
Leslie from Austin

I like to stay hydrated with a nice refreshing margarita. It’s bad to get dehydrated!

Sandy
Sandy

you forgot the cheerwine! (although mt. dew is my drink of choice!) and right beside the worms in the mini fridge…mealworms for the bluebirds =-)

sam226
sam226

Oh this is so great. Growing up, my dad fished each and every weekend and it drove my momma crazy that he’d leave those worms in the fridge, top shelf, next to all the regular stuff. Oh, he thought it was funny for sure. This gives me a good laugh and a nice memory. Thanks for sharing.

baseballmama
baseballmama

Worms in the fridge, minnow bucket in the goldfish pond. thats my house too.

Bailey
Bailey

My husband grew up in the country and decided to store some of his bait in our small drink fridge recently. I opened it, not knowing it was in there, and wondered what died in there and then saw the bait container. It showed how far this city girl has come though. I just rolled my eyes, grabbed a drink and shut the door.

LIndsey Petersen

Oh, I am so embarrassed…I have containers of worms in my refrigerator too! In my defense, they are not OPEN. Once opened, they do not go back in the fridge…

suzieq
suzieq

Haha, my mom always kept mealworms in the fridge too—for feeding birds. And when she was out of town I had to stop by to feed the worms! Yuck! Can’t believe I did that!

SGT Cole
SGT Cole

Do you remember the feed store in Marshall where I would go with my grandfather and dad? We would go pick up cattle cubes and salt licks and the guy behind the counter would offer me a glass bottle of coke or big red from the little fridge they had there…the same little fridge with the veterinary medications/vaccines! ha ha, those were the days.

Kak
Kak

Bait = better than body parts. My grandparents were medical illustrators and their frig had all sorts of interesting things inside.

East Texas Girl
East Texas Girl

Sgt Cole – Are talking about Hayne’s Feed Store? That was across the street from my dad’s pharmacy! I forgot you guys are from Hallsville!

Connie
Connie

Your story reminds me of my poor mother who had to deal with ALL my pets in her house. I kept the “mealy worms” in the fridge for my chameleons. They ate so little that most of the worms would turn to larvae and then beatles before they could be eaten up by the lizards. Every month my poor mother would open that unmarked container as she thought it was left overs. She’d scream and I could hear her from upstairs. Thanks for reminding me of my dear mother and her tolerance for my hobbies!

Shelley
Shelley

Diet Pepsi is of the devil.

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