I invited my mom to join a friend for lunch today and she also brought a friend. [NOTE: My friend’s mother is also named Patsy 😉 makes for interesting conversation 😉 ] The four of us were ordering our soup/salad and had been discussing the types of salad dressings at this restaurant. Which brought up allergies. Two of us were allergic to shellfish and I had made a comment that I don’t frequent places that serve shellfish because I feel hesitant to trust my allergy to a teenager in the kitchen.
When our soups/salads arrived, I was telling a story… I’m sure as only I can tell it 😉 Our main courses arrived shortly after, but since I was still talking, I was still munching on my salad. Mom leaned over and quietly said “you should stop eating your salad.” I assumed she was encouraging me to stop talking and move on to the main course so I took on the tone of a teenager and said “I can eat my salad and talk if I want to!” She just laughed and said… “yes,… but you didn’t ask me WHY.”… OK… WHY? “because you are breaking out in a rash up your neck and cheek and I think maybe you are allergic to something in your salad.”
WOW MOM… that is a really GOOD reason! 🙂
I was really enjoying that salad too…. but gonna have to cross that restaurant off my list of places to frequent.
Crisis averted… but only because I was … ummm…. encouraged… to listen to my mother. I suggest you just MIND!!!