Used To Eating That (2002)


When I was a little girl I used to eat peanut butter, bannana, and mayo sandwiches. I didn’t think much about it because i liked them, and it was just something that I was used to eating. It wasn’t until a friend of mine said “I don’t see how you could possibly eat such a thing!”

It never occured to me that some people find the thought of eating those three ingredients together as repulsive. Of course, that is what
makes the world go round. Different tastes for different folks.

One day I ordered pizza with a co-worker and in addition to the pizza I ordered ranch dressing. as soon the pizza arrived and my co-worker saw the ranch dressing she said, “how did you know?”

Ranch dressing is a tradition in my family except for one daughter. We’ll put it on just about anything. my eldest daughter once got reprimanded at school because she was dipping her cornbread into her ranch dressing. Why exactly I don’t know. Apparently it was thought that she was trying to repulse others when in fact she was only enjoying her lunch.

I guess it’s all what you are used to. My youngest daughter, whenever handed a piece of pizza will automatically expect the ranch dressing to be there alongside, or she’s gonna ask for it.

On the other hand, my middle daughter is the one who is the exception, to the family tradition. She will not eat anything that is white and creamy. Tons of ketchup she’ll inhale, but anything such as ranch dressing or mayo, she wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.

Obviously I never did introduce her to one of those peanut butter, bannana, and mayo sandwiches. Had she eaten anything in that neighborhood, it would have had to have been one of Elvis’ favorites-the fried bannana and peanut butter only sandwich.

Back to when I was a little girl, we used to also eat buttered crackers dipped in cocoa, but then of course that would be a whole new story along with the donuts that we made from biscuit dough!

“Some folks’ good tastes in food-
For others appears to be untasteful or lewd!”

ppp

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