Monday, October 26, 2009

Life Lessons #112 - Eating With a Cold

When you have a really awful cold, don't go buy an Asian chicken dish at Applebee's. You're likely to look like you're tweaking and homeless (red eyes, sporatic shaking, shabby clothing) and you'll probably end up infecting somebody. Oh, and you won't taste the dish at all.

Your coke will taste like carbonated water. Your food completely devoid of flavor. You might stick your face in the bowl in a desperate attempt to smell the goodness through the fog of your cold, and you'll get that momentary glimmer of what this meal would taste like were you healthy. For the most part, though, texture is the only thing you'll enjoy.

You'll notice that the almonds crunch nicely in contrast to the firm, juicy chicken. You'll appreciate the crispness of the broccoli and carrots and the sticky texture the rice brings, but after all is said and done, you're a blind man watching a sunrise. The warmth of the sun is there, but the brilliant color goes unnoticed.



  1. Applebees' Orange Chicken bowl? :)

    I hate this too, ugh!

  2. The biggest relief I found after being so sick back in July/August was when I could finally taste food again. There's nothing worse than not only feeling poorly, but not even being able to comfort yourself with tasty food.

  3. Wow, I wonder how you would know something like that. Do you know someone who did that? An old acquaintance perhaps.

  4. That is the saddest thing I ever read.

  5. Last paragraph.... Sad. First 2... Simply hilarious! Loved reading it. Infact, you've inspired me to eat out next time I have a cold.