The laundromat I’ve been going to for the past couple of years has a small glass jar on their counter filled with those brilliant, awesome Red Bird soft mints. For some reason I’m always a little embarrassed to take them. Not sure why, though I’ve narrowed it down to my fear of being judged for my brazen love of candy and the fact that it seems like such an uncontrollable kid thing to do ( “ooh, free candy”). And so I usually wait until whoever is ringing me up to turn their back and, as quietly as possible, remove the lid of the jar and grab a few. This week as I walked in to pick up my laundry, the eternally friendly older lady behind the counter greeted me with a smile and immediately grabbed a big bag of mints from under the counter and started refilling the jar. She exclaimed “here, look !”. She then pulled out several fistfuls from the bag and told me to hold out my hands . She then bestowed upon me a generous quantity of mints ( check out my haul in pic above). I’d been found out…or maybe they’d always known it was me emptying that mint jar every week. The end result is that I can now walk in and openly grab mints from the jar and I no longer need to live in secrecy or fear of being judged because, you know, it’s too late. It’s the simple shit in life right ? Okay, so gonna pretend I’m paying that kind gesture forward by offering you some ludicrously wonderful pop music within the latest Weekly New Wonders. You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify but please note the lists are ever so slightly different ( just a couple of tracks) as not all songs are available on both services at the time of this writing. Check out both if you don’t want to miss anything.