I’ve got some food issues. They’re not the kind of food issues you might think of, though.
It all started out with being a *little* bit on the picky side as a child. (massive understatement, by the way.)
As an adult, I am much less picky (thank goodness) but I do have a thing about my foods mingling together on my plate, especially when it comes to liquidy things like gravy. I do realize that it all ends up in my stomach together, but I prefer my foods to have some personal space on the plate. In fact, ever since I was a kid I have put a knife under one end of my plate to prop it up and thus keep the gravy or whatever in its own territory.
I’m a riot at Thanksgiving. Ask my Dad.
I tend to think of the knife-prop thing as one of my charming quirks. It doesn’t affect anyone else and I own it as my own issue, so why not take the next step and just consider it to be positively adorable? (Maybe you shouldn’t answer that.)
Another issue I have that has only fully developed over the past couple of years is the thing I have with eggs and bread.
I could be craving a nice omelette or a great sandwich, but once I get halfway through the meal, the eggs suddenly taste too “eggy” or the bread is too “bready”. I can’t explain it very well but I go from being thrilled about what I’m eating to disgusted (and sometimes nauseated) in mere minutes. Unlike the knife prop thing, THIS issue is not adorable. It’s annoying, even to me.
What about you? Any food quirks you’d like to share? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?