I grabbed a couple of Japanese oranges and sat down to check some messages. I peeled and ate the first one absently stuffing sections into my mouth while absorbed in the reading. A few minutes went by and I peeled the second of the two. I popped a chunk in my mouth and a burst of flavor hit my taste buds.
I was instantly struck with the idea that it was lucky I ate this orange second since it was way better. It’s not that the other one was bad, it just didn’t have the same intensity.
I savored each morsel. Mind my started drifting to old eating habits so I felt compelled to share.
I used to organize my food into sections and then eat each in the order of how much I liked it. Always saving the best for last. I’m not sure what age I gave that up, favoring the technique now where I carefully and fastidiously eat each in rotation so that I have a little piece of everything left for the last forkful. I still leave the favorite selection for the very last bite however. That way I finish on the best flavor.
Everyone has some kind of hang-up with food. I don’t like milk unless I freshly open the container. I goes back to my childhood when my mom would stretch our supply by mixing powered milk into the regular. YUCK!!!
Do you have a hang up or strange eating habit? Share in the comments please.