I rarely do holiday posts, but I'm gonna break that semi-rule today to share something with you.
You probably know that Lucky the Leprechaun is the cartoon mascot for General Mills' Lucky Charms cereal. But did you know that he was briefly dethroned by a character known as Waldo the Wizard?
That's right, way back in 1975, the General Mills company tested a new mascot, a wimpy wizard named Waldo, who only shipped to the New England area.
Unfortunately for me, my eighteen-year-old self worked in a New England grocery store. I was therefore (figuratively) slapped in the face by the new packaging. Being somewhere between one-quarter and one-half Irish, I was furious that the leprechaun was gone.
I wish I could say that I started a movement that resulted in Waldo's demise, but I can"t. (And if someone else started one, that's something I don't know. However, it wasn't long before General Mills saw the error of their ways anyway and returned Lucky to their cereal box covers and advertising.
Happy ending, you could say.
Thanks for your time.