Once upon a time, there lived an adorable young lady. But as adorable as she was, unfortunately this young lady was incredibly naive. Especially when it came to food.
One night a handsome man, let’s call him “Kiefer Sutherland,” asked her out on a date. The next day they both went to a Beer Festival. The adorable young lady didn’t like beer, but she still had an amazing time with Kiefer chatting and jumping in the moonbounce.
A few dates later…
Kiefer: Would you like to go out to dinner tonight, Adorable?
Adorable (batting eyelashes): Yes, I’d love to!
Kiefer: Well, what kind of food do you like?
Adorable blushed. She’d been so busy talking about desserts, she forgot to mention that she did indeed eat nondessert food.
Adorable: Oh, I’ll eat just about anything. I’m not picky.
So Kiefer decided to take Adorable to the Mediterranean Grill because she’d never been there. As Adorable perused the menu, panic set it.
- What the hell kind of salad comes with pistachios, sunflower seeds, and green raisins? It would take her forever to pick all of that off.
- Why does everything have eggplant in it?
- Babaghannush? That’s a real food? She thought it was a gibberish word Bugs Bunny made up.
- Cacik? Yogurt with cucumbers? Eww. She liked her yogurt with fruit.
She didn’t want anything on the menu. And although she ordered a salad and tried a stuffed grape leaf, she hated it. All of it.
Every day since, Kiefer has teased her. Finally Adorable realized that she really was a picky eater…extremely picky.
Consider this post the background information needed for #9 and #10 on the 30 Before 30 List. Posts are forthcoming.
PS: Please tell me they have more than eggplant and stuffed grape leaves to eat in the Mediterranean. If not, I’ll need to pack a lot of Pop-Tarts when I finally go there.
*Thank you Artichoke Hearts for the image. I’m sure people who actually like stuffed grape leaves would find these very tasty. If these contributed to the engagement you mention, let me know, and I’ll learn to love ’em.