How would this guy feel about actually good food, if he feels so strongly about this meal? I've never felt this way about any meal...
If you don't introduce kids to junk food early they don't have a preference for it. My son has always prefered strong flavored, real foods: aged cheeses, shitake mushrooms, grilled mackerel.
I had an aunt, who used to always complain that her children would "only eat chips" (and other junk food). Strangely, when the cousins visited us on their own, they would come out into our garden and gather eggs from the hens, berries from the vines and vegetables from the greenhouse, and then help cook and eat a wholesome dinner with us. The aunt was pretty lazy and didn't do chores around the house, so we were pretty certain that she never offered them anything except packaged junk.
One summer I had a hostess job at a restaurant. We had a kids' menu, with crayons and everything. Inevitably some parents would be insulted that I offered their kid the kids' menu... But then other parents wouldn't dream of having their 12 yr old order off the regular menu. It was so weird to see these older kids who clearly never eat anything but mac and cheese and hot dogs, even on vacation with their families. It made me wonder if their parents cook them a whole separate meal at home. Who needs that nonsense?
It's no wonder that whenever I see her these days (about twice a year, since I moved. We've known each other for about 20 years now) and we go out to eat, she always orders something deep-fried, and with the least amount of veg as possible. She always mocks me a bit, in a good mannered sort of way, for ordering salads, or really simple foods on the menu. I also think it goes without saying that she is actually 100 pounds overweight, which makes me upset. She's such a wonderful person, and I know she tries to lose the weight but hasn't quite gotten it yet. It's deep rooted, for her, which says something really bad about these parents you speak of. :/ (... well now, this isn't really funny, is it.)
Confession.... I love a really good cheeseburger on a bun. And I feel like that guy does "DAYUM".
I've eaten like 3 cheeseburgers on buns with real beef in the last...20 years (from vegetarian to primal). They really are DAYUM. LIke my favorite food. As in, my last supper would be a giant cheeseburger on a bun with bacon, ketchup, pickles and duke;s mayo.
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