It’s About the Beetroot Isn’t it?

Another one to add to the “Sarah is crazy” files….

Once upon a time, a very long time ago there was an ad for iron or fibre or something, I can’t remember what exactly & I cannot for the life of me find it anywhere on the net either.

Anyway, in this ad there was a lady easting a gigantic sandwich & I mean half the sandwich was as big as her body, so huge. The voice over said “you have to eat a sandwich this big to get your daily intake of iron/fibre/whatever it was.” Then as the lady went to bite the sandwich all of the salad fell out over her & she had this defeated look on her face.

My comment was….

“The beetroot didn’t even leave a mark on her.”

So yes, nevermind the size of the giant sandwich being unbelievable, my concern was that the beetroot didn’t leave a mark.

From then on, whenever I say something stupid along those lines, when I pick the least obvious issue & miss the big glaring thing happening in a situation it’s known as a beetroot comment. My husband and the Fairy Godmother think this is hilarious & remind me of it often. The funny thing is that now whenever I do it, I laugh & tell hubby that I just have to tell the Fairy Godmother….

This happened recently, the night before I went to Melbourne. When I was in the car with Fairy Godmother I told her that I had a beetroot story for her but I just couldn’t remember it so I sent hubby a message…

And if it looks like I responded straight away after I asked, well I pretty much did… As soon as I got the message back I remembered.

So the night before a conversation came up about the Round & Round the Garden kids poem, I’ve written about it before it you’re interested & we were discussing once again who’s words were right.

I was silly enough to say, well running round the garden like a teddy bear didn’t make sense, it implies that teddy bears regularly run & well they don’t. I also thought that round the garden goes the teddy bear didn’t make much sense either because why was the teddy bear going round & round, if it was going somewhere then fine but just round & round? No. I concluded that chasing a teddy bear made much more sense, because then he would have a reason to be running round and round, ie because he’s being chased.

Hubby laughed at this very one sided conversation and I stopped talking and said…

It’s about the beetroot isn’t it?


Yes I realise that I am a little on the strange side!

2 thoughts on “It’s About the Beetroot Isn’t it?

  1. Hmm, I’ve never thought about it, but now that you’ve mentioned it, no, it doesn’t make sense for teddy bears to run in circles.

  2. I think the glaring fact in this one is that you’re mental… and that teddy bears can’t run, be chased, etc as they are inanimate… but mostly because you’re mental.

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