DP: It’s back to school time again, and the Daily Probe is delighted to be able to talk with a Campus Queen lunch box! I’m so excited, I’m practically hyperventilating!
CQL: Oh, my!
DP: You were my first and only metal lunch box as a child.
CQL: I’m so honored! Did I do a good job?
DP: Absolutely! I didn’t often bring lunch to school, but whenever I used a lunch box, you were it!
CQL: I’m just happy to have helped out.
DP: We played the game on the back all the time.
CQL: What was your favorite square?
DP: Can you turn a little so I can see your back? Okay, it was probably a tie between “Earn $10 babysitting. Go to movies” or the square where you get to go steady.
CQL: Always popular. That one sent you to the dress shop.
DP: So what have you been up to for the past 37 years?
CQL: I spend a lot of time over at eBay, modeling for auctions featuring myself. As you may know, really the highlight of my career was starring in Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time video. Her boyfriend gives me to her, and I am one of the few possessions strapped to her back when she leaves.
DP: I called all my friends to tell them my lunch box was featured in the video!
CQL: Cyndi was great to work with. I never felt like I was “just a prop” to her. I really felt like she respected me and what I brought to the video. Most people completely dismiss lunch boxes.
DP: I guess I hadn’t given it much thought.
CQL: One of my pet causes is lunch box rights. We just want to get the word out that we deserve a little dignity. If you spill something in us, clean it up! And for goodness sake, stop using us to hit other kids on the bus.
DP: Something we should all think about. So where do you go from here?
CQL: Actually, I’m on my way to a luncheon organized by the Lone Ranger lunch box. He does this annually at the beginning of the school year.
CQL: No, silly, bring your own!