Mero realised early on in our relationship that certain songs stay with me all day. So as I walk past her desk en route to the bathroom, it is not uncommon for Mero to start humming, and she alternates between:
- Little Spanish Flea;
- Blame it on the Bossa Nova;
- Blame it on the Boogie (we have a real blame mentality at the office it seems);
- The theme from 1980s Cottees cordial commercials (you know the one that goes, "My Dad picks the fruit, that goes to Cottee's, to make the cordial, that I like best"?!); and
- Jingle Bells (not really the odd man out here, because instead of words, she just 'la la la's her way through the first verse.
I have tried to get her hooked on the "Mana-mana" song from the Muppets (aka "The Banana Boat"tune) but to no avail. Likewise the "Tarara Boomdiyay" was popular when I was little, but she just looks at me like I'm on crack.
So she just shrugs, opens her mouth, throws her head back and flamenco-dances off into the distance chanting the little Spanish flea song. ARGH.
To share the love (and frustration), I'm paying it all forward. Enjoy!