Recently Cassie and I were driving to a friends house when she found a Smootie King cup in my cupholder and got onto me for buying things impulsively.
My attempt at excusing my behaviour was to cite Jewish phylacteries as they exist to serve as a reminder “that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand did the LORD bring you out of Egypt.”
“What’s your point?” Cassie asked me. “What exactly is having a smoothie supposed to remind you of?”
I smugly replied, “It helps me remember that smoothies are delicious.”
To make a long story short: I am abstaining from these frozen delights for a little while.