The Neon Central Perk Sign
Claire Miles - October 1, 2019

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

For any dedicated Friends fan, they should be ready for another seriously exciting year ahead of them…

 

The 25th anniversary of the first episode is right around the corner, and with all beings said – we have no doubt there will be endless pop ups, throwback products and nostalgic events in honor of the special birthday of one of the most iconic and memorable sitcoms of all time. 

 

One of them is about to get even closer to home than you expected, and it’s a neon Central Perk sign that you can buy to decorate your house.  You can purchase it on Firebox and it’s the ideal size for a small apartment, measuring around 15 inches long. It’s also rather affordable, priced at $31.99, so you’ve really got no excuse not to treat yourself. 

 

Now that you’ve got the sign hanging up on your wall? Well all that’s left is to have your group of best friend come and hang out to drink some coffee in the middle of the day.