With all credit due to my friend (who can out herself if she wishes!), I feel compelled today to tell you the story of Tappy McSnapperson. Apparently, my friend, let’s call her Laurie, was already in the 10th circle of hell. She was in the waiting room at the dentist’s office with a bunch of whiny kids and even whinier adults. But she tuned all that out. She’s used to all that because she used to work in a law firm.
Then along came Tappy. Tappy, wearing flip-flops. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. And so on. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it turned out that Tappy was also chewing gum like a heifer, cracking it with every chomp. And so the character was born; Laurie dubbed her Tappy McSnapperson.
I think we can envision all kinds of adventures for Tappy! Madame McSnapperson in Paris, reminding the French why we Americans are so annoying. Tappy goes to Hollywood where she is immortalized with a flip-flop print, including a piece of gum stuck on the bottom, in the sidewalk. Tappy Does Toledo (this is a family-friendly blog, so enough said). Tappy joins a sorority, and just when you thought those Kappa Kappa girls could not possibly be more annoying; picture Tappy in her pink and green super-cute culottes (remember those?) hazing new pledges.
And merchandise? Oh baby! Naturally, the Tappy McSnapperson “action figure” with mouth that really chews! The inevitable Tappy bobblehead. The McSnapperson McMeal at Mickey D.’s; comes with small fries, a drink, and a big blob of bubble gum. Then of course the animated Saturday morning show, Tappy’s Town!
Bottom line, it’s Tappy’s world; we’re all just living in it.