Cane Mutiny

by Purry

"I can’t believe it, I just can’t believe it!"
"What’s that?"
"It’s unbelievable. Absolutely, unbelievable!"
"Is nothing sacred anymore?"
"I mean…what will it be next?"
"What are you ranting about?"
"Yeah, oh. Now spit it out, Johnny."
"I saw blueberry, cherry and pineapple candy canes at the store."
"I said I saw…"
"I know what you said."
"Then why did you act like you didn’t?"
"I didn’t…"
"Yes you did."
"No I …wait a minute, wait a minute. Let’s get back on track here."
"Tell me why you are so riled about candy canes."
"It’s not the candy canes parse."
"I know words."
"Yeah, but parse?"
"What’s your point, Roy?"
"Nothing, it’s just I’ve never heard that word in your vocabulary before."
"I know words."
"Ok, ok…you know words. Use a few to tell me what it is about candy canes that has you in a snit."
"Don’t go there, Junior."
"Sure, wear a guy down over using parse, I bring up snit and get my head bit off."
"Ok…As I was saying, It’s not the candy canes P A R S E, it’s the fact that they are blueberry, cherry and pineapple."
"I see, well actually I don’t see. WHAT?"
"What’s happened to tradition? When did peppermint go out of style?"
"Tradition is tradition it’s up to us to continue with it. As far as peppermint going out of style, I don’t think that will ever happen. Blueberry, cherry and pineapple are just…other options. Options for those who don’t like peppermint."
"Not like peppermint, that’s just plan un-American."
"Well, Johnny, I don’t’ know how to tell you this but they’re out there. Non-peppermint loving people."
"This world is falling apart. First different flavored candy canes, next people won’t have their twinkle lights twinkling."
"No, Roy, no! I don’t want to hear it. Twinkle lights are meant to twinkle."
"Sure but there are a few non-twinkling twinkler people out there."
"Merry Christmas, Junior."



The End

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