Friday, February 10, 2012


Students who arrive late to large yoga classes sometimes have trouble finding space for their mat.

I usually point to a minuscule spot and tell them, "Put it there and don't worry - the others will make space for you....

just like you're the Baby Ruth Bar in the pool scene in Caddyshack."

(which, sadly, cannot be embedded).

(and which, sadly, many of today's young yoga aficionados have not seen).

Inevitably, those whose mats are nearby will move away as quickly as they can....

as if the new person were the candy bar, and they're the members of the country club.


  1. this happened today!

  2. It is a wonderful day indeed when a pivotal scene from Caddyshack can be reproduced in the Mysore setting.

  3. Well that brought back summer-job memories! I worked as lifeguard/swim instructor at a kids' camp. There was always heated debate when it was time to clean a "Baby Ruth Bar" out of the pool. Happened a lot more often than you'd think.

  4. Anonymous11:00 PM

    so funny.

  5. LOL, if I remember correctly we recently talked about this very
    (In Mexico the Baby Ruth bars are
    actual Mr. Hankey size)

  6. so funny. SO funny.

    it reminds me of the time i got sick on the el. in between stops. i threw up into the marshall fields bag (tells you how long ago this was) i was carrying...all over the skirt i had planned to return.

    everyone made room for me that day.

  7. OMG, what a story!

    The Field's bag is what makes it so marvelous.