I was in work yesterday when a couple popped in to get a bit of shopping. Amongst their shopping were a packet of rolos so I said he best save his missus the last one. They were older than me so remembered the rolo advert and we all had a laugh. Now if you’re now staring at the screen wondering what the heck that meant it tells me you are a lot younger than me. In the mid 90’s Rolo ran an advert asking if you loved someone enough to give them your last rolo. Trust me, it was huge and anybody and everybody knew what the last rolo meant.
Its amazes but also scares me how much life has changed in my lifetime, not to mention the last 100 years . When I was young you were lucky if you had a home phone. Home phones, and letters, were your only form of contacting potential boyfriends. There was no way to suddenly arrange to go out unless both of you had home phones. Apart from the time you saw each other there was hardly any contact either. We weren’t lucky enough to be able to sit on the sofa whilst in our pj’s watching whatever mind numbing soap was on whilst texting ‘how r u’ to your heart’s desire.
I am not sure though if all this modern life is a good thing or an actual hindrance. I am still old school enough to think a bloke shouldn’t see you sitting on the loo because I sure don’t want to see him on the loo either (sorry mother). I believe there should be some mystery, some pride and decorum. Is it a good thing that it seems its common practice to google your potential date before the first date? A survey by Ladbrokes Bingo showed that blokes are more likely to check you out online than girls are. I do believe this does cut out a lot of hopeless, incompatible dates and deters the odd axe wielding mad man ( or woman) but are we using it all too much ? Is it really a good thing or should we go through all the useless dates and frogs till we find that elusive prince?