Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Close Encounters of the Food Kind

Last week, I was eating a vegetable in the morning, when all of a sudden I felt something strange.

Thankfully, my natural instinct was to quickly reach up to my mouth and rip out whatever it was from my mouth.


Needless to say, I felt pretty grateful I realized this before eating it . . .

I was reminded to write this post because my wife saw what I believe was as a centipede last night and so slept with ear plugs in.

Too bad we're unable to eat with plugs over our mouths.

I was pretty shaken, and then I got over it a couple minutes later.

Part of me wonders if I would prefer to have simply failed to notice.

(By the way, I avoided telling you the name of the vegetable intentionally - I want to avoid prejudicing you.)

If you've had a similar close encounter before, please tell me about it in the comments.

4 comments:

Barch said...

It was broccoli. Those little worms are all over broccoli.

Cougar Abogado said...

I assume you are both sharing a general experience and calling out my unnamed vegetable.

If so, thank you for sharing and sorry, I found my friend in a different vegetable than broccoli.

Fletch said...

I knew a guy in the mission who got a beetle stuck in his ear in the middle of the night. Said it felt like a spiked ball was flexing inside his head. He had no idea what was causing the pain. Finally he tried rubbing alcohol in his ears and the beetle came out and died leaving a bloody trail of pain and suffering in his wake.

Keep the ear plugs in.

Cougar Abogado said...

F-Word, I deeply regret reading your comment at the start of my lunch . . .

Thanks for weighing in.