Now THAT is a great story!!
I meant to share this conversation I had the other day with a woman aged around 30 that was sitting next to me on a park bench. We were both having our lunch out of tupperware boxes. Mine consisted of a half roast chicken, an avocado and a tub of whipped cream with nuts, bottle of water. Hers was white bread sandwiches, a packet of crisps (potato chips in US English), a low fat yoghurt, a cupcake and a can of 7-Up
Anyway, I was ripping the flesh off the chicken and dunking it into a little pot of homemade mayo and it was delicious! This young woman looked at me and virtually gasped at the sight of me with mayo all round my face and chomping on an avocado like it was an apple! haha
So she pipes up and says:
"Excuse me, but how can you eat so much fat? Aren't you worried?"
Now, I didn't mention the box full of CW crap she was eating (typical podgy English girl, clearly been living on CW crap all her life) and so I just said:
"Well, it tastes good and does me good! I feel great eating this stuff"
and carried on eating until she says:
"But, don't you worry about what that will do to you when you get older?"
To which I replied:
"How old do you think I am then?"
She takes a closer look (I had wiped the mayo off my chops by this time) and says:
"Dunno. Thirty? Thirty-two?"
Which was quite pleasing because I had the pleasure of saying:
"I just turned 49 sweetheart"
And she exclaimed:
Had to show her my driving licence to prove it. And I gave her the link to this forum.
Last edited by Katsuhiko the Rolfer; 04-09-2013 at 04:55 AM.
Now THAT is a great story!!
It's an irrational fear though, and even if I saw it happening I wouldn't say anything to the person. They aren't responsible for my phobia...I'd just look away.
A hypnotist can help you get over an irrational fear or phobia of mayonnaise.
For me it's not a fear. I just hate the taste and texture. Yes, even the homemade stuff. Yes, even baconnaise. It's just foul tasting to me. I probably wouldn't think twice about seeing on the side of someone's face, though (although I would probably make the universal "You have something on your face" gesture.) To each their own.
"No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
My Primal Battle Tome
I used to hate mayonnaise when I was a kid. After I started making it myself I started liking it.
From a local free paper:
Cherry Coke Salad(?)
16oz Bing cherries
1 large can crushed pineapple
6oz cherry Jello
12 oz Coca Cola
Drain juice and add water to make. 2 cups. Dissolve gelatin. Add Coke and fruit. Chill until set. Serve with a dollop of Cool Whip.
That cherry coke recipe is really awful. I had no idea there were so many jell-o based atrocities.
Regarding the mayo: I don't really like nayo, either, though I've never tried making it myself. Whenever I make tuna salad or something that calls for mayo, I usually just use mashed avocado, or plain yogurt, or a mixture of the two. Tastes yummy to me!
You could totally make that Cherry coke salad even worse or better according to your take on things.
You could use sugar free fruits, jello and diet coke and fat free cool whip.
I wonder though, what exactly would you be eating then? Would that be "food"?