At the antique mall in front of a case of old toothpaste tubes.
Me to my MIL: I used to suck the toothpaste out of discarded tubes on my grandmother’s terrace roof.
MIL to me: Oh. So you wouldn’t eat your lunch (referring to my notorious eating habits), but you would eat toothpaste. Shakes her head at me despairingly.
Me: You don’t understand, my grandmother’s toothpaste was *minty*. My parents made us brush with Forhans--it came in an orange tube and was chalky and horrible. That's why i loved sucking on Colgate.
MIL: Good choice. Did you get all the flouride you wanted?
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