One for those of you who have acknowledged the presence of food rage and just how bad it can get. I appear to have the start of a cold, nothing either surprising or unusual in that of course. Now I am enough of an Engineer to realise that food (fuel) is important to counter the work of the nefarious Ms Nature and so I headed off yesterday for some grocery shopping…..
I returned with two lemons and a couple of pints of milk. No this is not some new herbal remedy it is simply me raging at food, its constituent parts and the sheer fury that they can generate. Acknowledging that this was not going to form any sort of a meal I decided, after an amount of deliberation usually reserved for property purchase, to procure a take away. I am lucky in that I have a very local Chinese and they won the order which was duly collected at 22:20. I closed at eleven and emptied by half past but the takeaway meal didn’t make either. By 23:45 the smell was so appalling as to make me feel sick and so it was bagged, sealed and trashed.
I hasten to point out that I make no criticism of the food or the venue that cooked it, the issue with the food was entirely within my head. That said the issue was sufficiently strong as to place a tenner straight in the trash, a much better option than attempting to eat it. This evening allowed me a few hours off and ample opportunity to procure and cook a meal. I even ventured back to the store and returned with two small bottles of fruit juice (out of deference to my sister) and some butter.
So welcome to day whatever of this session of food rage brought to you by Shiraz and sheer bloody mindedness. For those who are wondering why I share my insanity and are waiting for a funny post let me please assure you that the latter is coming soon and as to the former? well a number of people have acknowledged that they too can be an angry man facing food so, despite rumours to the contrary, I am not the only person like this. Ok I may be one of the few who can run indefinitely with the tank on empty but, and this is fundamental, I am not unique. As to the post? well it is my public record and somebody needs to explain the grey rings under my eyes even if it is only to you guys.
Anyway enjoy your dinner ….