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When I was growing up, Friday was my favourite day.
It was the day before I got two days of play.
I would get my one can of fizzy pop for the week. [Tizer]
I got to watch one of my favourite shows, Grange Hill.
It was awesome.
But while those things were personal to me, there were at least two things that were almost common to all:
1. The TV show ‘Crackerjack’ [“It’s Friday, it’s 5 to 5 … it’s crackerrrrrjaaaaaack”]
2. The chocolate bar ‘Crunchie [“That Friday feeling”]
Now the weird thing is that the last time I saw – or tried – either of those things was probably 35 odd years ago … yet they’re still stuck firmly in my consciousness.
But this isn’t talking about how utterly old I am … nor is it about associative branding … it’s a request for you to give me some things that were deeply associated with your Friday, wherever you grew up or whenever you grew up.
The only request is that it’s not purely unique to you, like Crackerjack and Crunchie … it should be something that infiltrated the whole countries psyche.
I know I’ll get the usual filth and inappropriateness, but if there’s something genuine amongst all the rubbish, I’d be eternally grateful.
Well, not eternally, but definitely grateful.
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