Something innocuous that has the potential to send you into a rage

When you are walking towards two or more people coming the other way down the corridor and they are spread the entire width of the corridor, and it is only when you are literally face-to-face do they figure out that someone in their group needs to step aside to let you pass because you cannot make yourself any smaller.

Jingle nostalgia 1

"How can we forget the great jingle which was played on the first day NZTV telecast commercials," writes John Guy ... "Wherever wheels are turning, no matter what the load, the name that's known is Firestone, where the rubber meets the road. If you're carrying steel or tilling the soil, gonna visit grandma or looking for oil; for the youngest driver or the real old pro, for a jet to land or a lawn to mow. Wherever wheels are turning, no matter what the load, the name that's known is Firestone, where the rubber meets the load." The saying: "Where the rubber meets the road," has been adopted into our language to mean "when theory becomes reality".

Jingle nostalgia 2

"This was always a catchy tune," writes Barbara ... it went something like this:

"A rough and tough bandit was Billy the Kid,

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To track him they hired a bloodhound,

But Billy's deodorant was ROLL ON TRIG,

And he couldn't be found, by a bloodhound."

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An old slogan and a migrating zip

A memorable slogan from the late 50s early 60s was from Keans Clothing Store in Queen Street, Auckland," writes Allan Gyde of Tauranga. "'Keans for jeans, with zips and rivets and triple sewn seams.' You may be interested to know that when jeans first became a fashion item in the mid-50s only men's jeans had a front opening fly as this was determined to be too racy for women. Their zippers were at the back, later moving to the side, and finally to the front. Wow, talk about emancipation!"

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