Did you know that Kinder Eggs are outlawed in the USA because the toy inside is considered a choking hazard? I heard a story about them being confiscated from Canadians who brought them as gifts for American friends and family; many thousands have been seized in recent years.
It seems like a shame to destroy this contraband and I like to think that the US border guards bend the rules and that in each crossing station, on a shelf in an office where civilians never go, the toys are assembled and sitting in orderly rows.
These words from comedian Tracy Morgan made me think:
Some people will pay a premium for halibut at the chippy, and I’ve even heard people refer to cod with a disdainful tone, but it’s a fish I ate a lot of growing up and the truth is that when a white fish is battered and fried it basically tastes the same to me no matter what it is.
Is it real snobbery or are faulty taste buds creating a type 1 error in my snob detector? …which I like to think has a high specificity.
Whenever I’ve eaten in public with a woman and these two conditions exist:
- I’ve finished first.
- The waitress has taken away my plate.
I’ve always wanted to say, “Come on! When do I get a bite?” whenever somebody walks by the table.