If you grew up in the 1970’s, like me, you might recall the chorus of the 1969 hit by the pop-rock group ‘Steam.’ I would like to believe that the “na, na… goodbye” was an early, and subtle, reference to lowering sodium intake (whose chemical name is abbreviated ‘Na+’). But this was obviously not the case.
When I was young, my mother would get stuck on long phone calls with my verbally exuberant grandmother. These phone calls regularly ran over into my snack time. Given that the 1970s phone cord confined my mother to a 4-foot radius from the wall,+ MORE