Boxing Day Betrayal
The deviousness of the Snook family is not to be underestimated. Knowing that I have had a lifelong aversion to seafood, they contrived to make me eat this against my will today. I’m as shocked as you are.
It all started when we sat down to a lovely, light post-Christmas lunch. We had some fruit and smoked chicken, and several boxes of crackers and dips. I asked my beloved Snookums what he was eating, and he replied, “Paté.” I’ve never really had paté before, so I asked him what kind it was. He replied, “Dill. Here, try some.” I wasn’t ecstatic about the concept of eating chicken livers, but I gave it a try. To be honest it didn’t have much taste, but I did notice an unsettling aftertaste that kept me from eating anymore. Later on, I noticed that my dear boy’s water glass had emptied. Graciously, I headed to the kitchen to refill it, and there I spotted a label on the counter which read: “YABBIE AND DILL PATÉ”. I gasped in shock.
You’re probably thinking, “What’s the big deal?” Well, not only was it quite a shock having eaten seafood (considering that the last time I tried it I was throwing up for the next day), but I was stunned that my very own Snookums, who previously had been very understanding about my food phobia, had betrayed my confidence in such a way. Confronted with the evidence, both he and his mother claimed that they were only following my expressed wishes of “introducing it to me slowly.” I maintain that my original statement implied that I would be conscious of what I was eating.
So now it’s up to you, folks. The charge: slipping something that you know your girlfriend doesn’t like into her food and tricking her into eating it, “for her own good.” Harmless prank or heartless betrayal? Please cast your votes in the poll to your left.