It was totally embarrassing. One minute Mr. B was there, right behind me, so I thought it was safe to...
......sniff the doll heads.
I know, I know. It's not an easy thing to admit..but once a "new doll smell" addict well......
Suddenly, laughingly, embarrassed-ly, I said to him, "Oh I guess I'd better stop before someone thinks I'm wierd..."
But to my surprise, Mr. B was NOT the person I was talking to. Oh no.
It was a very nervous looking young father...who after I spoke, did not make eye contact...and I could imagine him saying to his young daughter..." Avert your eyes!"
Do you remember these trees? We had one! My Aunt Alice and her husband Joe manufactured them and I guess made lots of money. They sent us one, complete with a "color wheel" and we watched as the silver tree turned red, green blue and yellow...
And I know weird.
Oh, and while most of the cashiers aren't quite as happy as this guy ( is he FLIRTING ??!!), we did have a young cashier at Wal-Mart who was in good spirits, cheerful and a little bit humorous ..huh...imagine...
And no, I didn't buy a doll just to get that "new doll smell"...either I was stuffed up or they don't smell that way anymore.
I was totally disappointed.
I would have bought myself that doll if it had that smell...
It didn't. So I didn't.
Isn't it funny how a smell like that can transport one back to childhood? I must have gotten my fair share of new dolls at Christmas to associate that smell with having a great Christmas .
Anyway, by the time I found Mr. B, all I could say was "don't ever leave me standing in the isle again. OK? Please?"
....but I didn't tell him the rest of the story.
Don't want him to think I'm weird..
And, no, I don't think it's too late for that....
Well, maybe...a little..
Have a fun, great smelling week ahead and if you're in a store, in the toy isle, sniff a doll head or two to see f it can bring back memories..
( and, Mr. B. no, I don't think sniffing doll heads all those years was hazardous to my health. And, no I don't think that's why they stopped making them with that smell..)