' Synchronizing up was common in the dorm so PMS hit the floor like a tornado sometimes. This means 'No, I can't wait until the next rest stop.' Fish and then restock the pond means changing a tampon. Strings attached was common in Michigan in the '70s as was ram a tam by non-sorority women.
The guys paddled back to help us and see what we were laughing about. Bad clam season: red tides were supposed to make seafood poisonous. 'It would be super if you could turn on the light for me just the regular ones.' 'Could Superman see in regular light?
She made a noise that I recognized and I asked her if she needed me to hand her something. I was surprised that more terms involving mouse mattresses were not listed.
Through the crack in the door she saw me reach for a tampon, and said, 'No, the little square box.' Months later she had occasion to tell me she was having cramps and referred to the incident. Keeping the mouse up nights, making the mouse sleep on the floor or the couch, being a mouseketeer, Mickey Mouse gestures, etc.
I was pretty upset to have the 'wonderful time' described by those pamphlets repeatedly marred by the same strange set of symptoms three times in a row.
I was even more upset to find that these symptoms were going to accompany each and every period.