I’m usually a fairly thoughtful person by nature, but every now and then I’ll catch myself saying something so careless that it gets me in trouble. See if you can relate to this one. My husband and I were having lunch one weekend and I decided to be adventurous and order something I had never tried before. When the food arrived, I took a bite and honest to goodness the sandwich tasted like regurgitated spoiled milk. Not that I know what regurgitated spoiled milk tastes like, but you get the point – it was disgusting. It seemed like such a waste to toss the whole meal so I took one more bite just to make sure that the first nasty bite wasn’t a fluke. Nope, no fluke – it was bona fide inedible. So, being the good wife that I am, what did I do? I spit the food out and said to my husband, “Yuck…”
I gulped down water. “This is rancid. You want it?”
Needless to say I apologized, but he still teases me every now and again.
Oh Nellie! Why did I go and say that? As soon as I saw the change in his expression, I wanted to recant. Effectively, what my gesture said was, “This food is too disgusting for my selective pallet, but for your undistinguished taste buds it would be perfectly delightful.” He stopped eating and gave me the look (you know the look). “I can’t believe you just did that,” he said.