“Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.” – Bill Gates
Food is weird. What is even weirder is how people enjoy certain things which other people hate. I am one of those people who seem to love the typical foods which most people hate. I cannot get enough tomatoes, mushrooms, or onions. They are all amazing. I also love eggplant. I am sure there are multiple people reading this thinking I am absolutely crazy. I am also not a picky eater. I will eat just about anything. But there is one common food which so many people love which just the thought of turns my stomach…
*Let’s throw it back to 2004*
If I were to even smell a banana I start gagging. I can’t help it. I also cannot stop or control the gagging. Even if the taste of banana is in something such as a strawberry banana smoothie, I will end up dry heaving. The alcohol in banana rum cannot even mask the flavor.
Jamie and I went out for dinner maybe a month into our relationship. We were given a candies as we were leaving. I got a yellow one. I thought it was lemon, because I mean, that seems normal right? Yeah, no. It was banana. I have no idea why Jamie didn’t run away at that point because I was definitely doing nothing lady like in the parking lot between the gag and the spitting and the dry heaving.
Just recently I broke the news to my cousin on my hate for them. You see, one day Jamie and I went to her house and she was going on about how she bought this amazing dessert and how much she loves it. She even said she brings it to parties for a dessert. After dinner she cut the cake and it was banana with a cream cheese frosting. I couldn’t burst her bubble and tell her I hate banana. So I ate it, told her it was good. Flash forward 4 years, and every time I saw her (which is pretty often) she would give me a homemade banana muffin. I eventually told her, to which I was told just how weird that is.
What can I say? I hate bananas, the mushiness, the sound it makes when people chew it, the scent, everything. I. Hate. Bananas.
+ Do you hate bananas?
+ Are there any foods which you hate which most people seem to love?
+ What is the one food you would rather eat your arm that try to eat?