Unless it’s frozen and pretending to be ice cream.
My comment stands:
I’m just saying that if I was fake stranded with Bear Grylls or real stranded with Les Stroud, all the food we had was a cup of yogurt, and a hawk flew over and happened to drop a pair of mountain goat testicles, I would be like “So, call Alton Brown or get on Pinterest and find the best way to cook up these wild-ass mountain oysters!”
This Facebook status seemed quite popular. Thought I’d blog about it, and get some more input. There are 2 points here that seem to universally annoy us… People talking loudly (or at all) on cell phones in public places, and people that talk about disgusting things when you’re trying to eat.
So I'm sitting at Chick-fil-A...
The original text…
So, I’m sitting at Chick-fil-A tonight, trying to enjoy some chicken nuggets and some chicken noodle soup… and some crazy Yinzer lady is about 4 booths away screaming into her cell phone, talking about infections, site-wounds, dialysis, and MRSA.
Besides it just being rude to be on your phone there in a public place…
Really? Everyone around is trying to eat. I wish I could pass gas on demand. I would have made several runs (pardon the pun) past her table.
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Click the pic above to magnify the first wave of comments, and if you want check out this old post for reference: Excuse me, I’m eating.
So, what’s your take on disgusting topics during meals, public cell phone users, and the unholy intersection of the two?
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Over my lifetime, I’ve amassed a list of words and subjects that I’d rather not discuss while eating. This includes dining out, eating dinner at home with my wife, with a large group, or even just snacking.
This especially applies to family gatherings. For some reason, dinner conversation always comes around to operations, infections, and/or feces when I’m with my family, and oddly… this extends to my wife’s family too.
There are just some things I don’t want to think about or even hear mentioned while I’m shoveling food into my face. I’m I alone in this? Please tell me I’m not alone. I can’t watch Dirty Jobs while I’m eating either.
Here’s a short list of words and subjects that I don’t want to hear while I’m eating…
- Infection / Infected
- Anything ending in “ectomy“
- Poop, diarrhea, feces, shit, crap, etc.
- Diaper (…especially when it leads to a discussion of use and/or contents.)
- Vomit, “Throw up”, puke, regurgitate, etc.
- “Soupy” describing anything other than soup.
- Anything describing a recent doctor’s visit.
- Anything describing a recent dentist visit.
- The word “Hospital”, because it never leads to anything good.
I’m sure there are more, but these are the most offensive. What would you add to the list?