A fun story from my school years is that when I was about seven years old , um my dad was a high school principal and he always came home .
He brought home lots and lots of ream boxes with reams of paper .
So I just had a rem is the collective noun for paper .
So lots of paper .
So a rem I think consists of 500 pages .
If I'm not mistaken , 500 sheets of paper is the the collective noun would be a rem of paper .
So my dad brought home boxes , different types of paper , different textures .
I love the smell of paper , the feel of it .
Yeah , I just loved it .
Um He was obviously using it for printing documents and things like that , but I used to steal a little bit of a few pages here and there .
Um And I then would cut , you know , interesting fun shapes , maybe burn the edges .
I was only six .
Yes , I was burning the edges making it look really nice .
Um Yeah , it was maybe this was my gateway gateway drug into .
No , I'm kidding .
I was so interested in turning these blank sheets of paper into something beautiful .
So I would cut little shapes .
I would draw um images on the front of it .
And then I decided to sell these beautiful books that I had created .
So it would be like a 20 page book or maybe even like 10 only , but I stapled it or I would tie it with a string .
And then kids at my school really wanted my books .
And so I started selling them for like 10 cents each 10 cents these days .
I don't even think they exist .
I don't think anyone uses 10 cent anymore .
But back then with my 10 cents , I could buy sweets candy from the fences .
There was a guy at high school who used to sell all kinds of yummy treats that kids love .
Like sherbet chips sweets .
Uh , not good chocolate , none of it was great quality .
So we're not talking quality chips , quality chocolate quality sherbet .
It was just yummy kids , things that kids love .
There's so many , all , all those names are so different .
Ice Lolly .
What is an Ice Lolly ?
Well , I said Ice Lolly because I thought that was what you would call it , but here we would call it a sucker .
Yeah , if I'm not mistaken , I think in the UK , Ice Lolly is a popsicle .
Pops like it's frozen like a Lo a Lolly is a sucker and , and a ice Lolly is a popsicle .
So it's a combination .
So it looks like it could be a sucka , like a sweet , but it's ice .
So it's a ice lolly .
But in this case , Asaka , that's what we would call it .
Did you guys have snow cones ?
Snow cones ?
Do you know what that is ?
It's like crushed ice with syrup .
Like , like different flavors of sweet syrup .
That also reminds me of my childhood that , like , you'd go to the pool and they sold , it wasn't a guy at the fence .
It was like a stand of someone official from the pool that was selling legitimate .
It was really funny because the guy at the fence , it sounds very much like uh I don't know , like now it is to be very like in the States like stranger danger like guy at the fence near a school .
Like who is this guy call the police ?
Like , what are you doing creeping around the school ?
I still don't know why the school did nothing about this man who was selling random things .
He had different things every day and most of it was sealed .
But a lot of it , like we had like gum balls and he would take it with his hand and hand it to you .
You get two gum was , that's the problem .
I'll never know .
We'll never have the answers .
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So you guys never had people selling things at the fence when you guys were kids , not at the fence but at the corner by the corner of the street or in front of the school gates , you know , so it's actually common .
Do you have a name for that person ?
Like a we do in Portuguese ?
I would call it .
Um Let me see if I can translate that in English to English .
Maybe a walking salesman or a walking salesperson like a hawk , a hawker .
Is that what you call that ?
They're hawking their heads ?
The Portuguese translation would be that a walking salesman ?
Something like that because you don't have a store or stand .
We're walking around , moving around and selling stuff .
You are walking or moving .
Do you want me to say in Portuguese vain ?
The door , unblanching vain , the door .
What is the sales sales person who moves around ?
Walks around here .
We have , I think it's not a great term .
There's like manos like like it comes from the blankets because they sell goods on blankets but it's not candy .
It's usually like very common , for example , by the beach there's a lot of them that sell sunglasses and they're called Monteros .
Um because they have the manus is a blanket because if the police come like one of them will signal and they'll grab wrap everything up in the blanket and you know , like run so that they don't get fined .
But I think it's , it's maybe not the most PC term , politically correct term for those uh walking salesmen , informal traders .
Like that's what they're called here .
I just realized so informal traders , you don't have an actual business .
It's just like I sell when I , if I want to , when I want to .
Unfortunately , this guy or the guys .
It wasn't just one school guys .
I always bought sweets from different guys at different schools .
They're just like the uncle .
We're just always , oh uncle , can I have two packets of chips , please ?
I mean , I know Chia , you and I both obviously in our school days we had people selling candy and other goods outside the school .
But these guys selling candy and other goods to kids have been accused of selling candy that is actually drugs or drugs that look like candy or I could even say candy laced with drugs .
What does it mean ?
Something is laced with something ?
Usually this refers to drugs , right ?
So if a drug is something is laced with drugs , what does that mean ?
It means that it is like hidden like , uh like it's covered with drugs in a way that it's not um obvious , like you wouldn't necessarily notice it immediately .
So in terms of the candies .
Yeah , this was , this was quite a common thing and the drug , I , I feel like you guys , um , you know , might have heard about this , I'm not sure , but the drug was called Luca .
It's been said to turn these kids into zombie zombies so they move like zombies .
They're , you know , zombies are known for having , you know , rage attacks and these kids within have these weird outbursts and yeah , it's quite a scary situation .
I still don't know if it's true , but it has been reported to be true in our local news .
So I don't know , I think ice tea actually found a video , a new story on this and maybe we can roll that take a look here at what police say they found during a drug bust in South Florida .
Two bags of Flocka .
But they're designed to look like sour patch kid candies .
Yeah , Miami Dade police tested this bogus candy discovered it was the dangerous synthetic drug known as Floca .
One dose can cost as little as $5 users can be up for days with intense often psychotic behavior .
Many people are sharing this warning on our WP TV , Facebook page tonight , Michael police are worried that this kind of packaging could lure younger users and that's definitely something parents need to know about .
So do , do you guys know what sour patch kids are ?
No , I've only ever seen it in movies and I really want to try them .
I love , I love gummy .
They're gummies , right ?
They're gummy candies is a gummy gummy candy is a soft chewy .
It's made of gelatin .
I would .
But the the sour patch kids .
So they're sour patch kids because it it's like sweet , sweet gummy and it's covered with like some we were talking before about you called Sherbet , right ?
Like the the citric acid or something it's covered in something sour .
So it has that sweet and sour thing that like makes you like pucker , pucker your lips , right ?
But Yeah , I grew up with , with those things .
So patch kids .
So that's kind of scary .
Like having them being laced with drugs , you know , there was some interesting vocabulary that she used here .
So she mentioned , uh , that there was a drug bust where they found these laced sour patch kids .
What's a drug bust ?
Uh , so a drug bust would be , um , a planned , uh , or organized police raid .
So the police would , you know , organize , uh , strategize around like , um , catching criminals at a particular time in a particular place .
People are probably seeing this on different .
I think there's even like some examples of this in breaking bad .
It's been a long time .
I haven't seen it but there might , must be some drug bust scene , right ?
She said something about like the bogus candies , something like that .
But what does bogus mean if something is bogus like nonsense ?
But I just want to comment on bust because I think the bust is the important part .
So when you bust someone , you catch them .
Yeah , you're busted .
I caught you , you guys both have got young Children .
So that might be a party of vocabulary using more and more as they grow up .
Listening to hard rock music , you know , you're listening to that , you're grounded .
What does that mean ?
If you tell your kid you're grounded when the kid is spun out without no TV ?
No phone for , I don't know , a few weeks or a month , right .
Maybe we need to do another podcast episode on our , our stories have been ground .
I don't know if that happened to you .
I was definitely a couple of times when I was a kid .
So coming back to the , to the story users can be up for days .
So what does it mean if you're up ?
Is it like to be awake to be awake ?
It's like a drug that I think like caster was saying they probably like zombies just because they're not , they're strung out .
They're not , they're not sleeping .
She was saying something about it being scary because it , it looks like candy .
It looks like sour patch kids , right ?
So it could lure younger users .
What does it mean if you lure someone ?
You know , I love this word because I always think of the witch alluring the kids to her house like hello , little one come here .
I have some delicious dreams for you , you know .
Oh , that voice is amazing .
So yeah , when something that lures you kind of it attracts you .
And like , you know , the kids , they are lured .
You are attracted by the candy like , oh , this looks so nice , colorful and delicious .
I want to have it .
I want to taste it .
So you are lured to try the candy in this case or you are lured into the wet house and then finally the guy uh I think it was the man at the end says like something like be on the lookout .
Parents better be on the lookout for people selling these laced sour patch kids .
So when someone is on the lookout , when they need to be on the lookout , they need to be aware of what's happening .
So like pay attention be on the lookout .
Um If your kid comes home with some so that candy maybe just like check it , take it away from them , haven't tested and then no , I'm kidding .
Don't um do that .
I think in this case , uh he's just telling parents to be aware , be alert , pay attention to to this problem if your kid had , you know , the candy .
And you're wondering why is my kid acting like a zombie ?
It's probably because of a bad batch of sour patch kids .
So like your guys' stories about uh like you were talking about the walking salesman or the the uncle selling candies right outside the fence .
Like for me , these are kind of like shocking because like in the States , our parents always tell us like , don't talk to strangers , you know , hey , so this is the end of this lesson .
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