As I am out of any sensible topics for today’s post and have not much time to look at the daily prompts, I am subjecting you guys to my weirdness – especially with regards to some food items.
I hate melons big time. Even if my life depends on them, I cant taste them. I can see many of you shaking your heads in disbelief. But I cant help it, I hate melons – any variety. I run away from the site of stacked up watermelons. My friends have teased/tortured me a million times describing how beautiful a watermelon looks and how awesome it tastes. For me, it’s the ugliest fruit ever and I cant stand its smell too. Bring a dabba of prawns near me, I wont flinch (Ok, I may flinch a little, No – a lot but I wont run away) but bring a plate of watermelon close to me, I would be miles away from you.
When S and I were getting to know each other, we once spotted a water melon cart. Immediately S ran in that direction to get a piece for each of us. When I told him I hate watermelon, he first thought I was just kidding and later couldn’t understand how could someone not like melon?! At home, its been close to 20years, dad stopped buying watermelons. And just for the records, I was not like this from birth 😛 When I was 2nd standard, I remember having asking dad to buy that pink fruit. I even had a big slice of it. Some after effects and all that, I had this major dislike for the color as well as the fruit. Don’t even get me started on musk melon – even without tasting the fruit, I started disliking it from the smell.
Ok, this doesn’t stop just with the melons. I cant stand cucumbers too – both the smell and the taste. Many a times, I have skipped a meal just because I could feel a tinge of cucumber in the raita or salads. While ordering salads or chats, I have to specifically call out “no cucumber” multiple times, for I cant bear even a little bit of cucumber in my food.
Imagine me ordering fruit bowl in office – usually the fruit bowl consists of half of an apple, muskmelon and watermelon pieces, 1 banana, 2 grapes. When I order, I should say no melon variety and I end up getting a bowl of banana only! Hmmph!
Back home, everyone knows about this weird issue of mine and no one forces me to eat these. After I got married, MIL brought home two huge musk melons one day during summer and offered me a huge cup of musk melon juice. While I repeatedly said I don’t like, she thought I was being shy and kept forcing. It was a herculean task, escaping from her during the melon season that year. Now, as soon as she looks at me with a melon in her hand, I run away
I keep hearing the health benefits of melons and cucumbers all the time, but I don’t think I can ever taste these. I am weird, I know.
So, do you have any weird issues like me?
PS – Sorry if I had hurt anyone’s feelings through this post. I know there are some diehard fans of watermelons and cucumbers.