Little brother and sister each had a friend over to dinner today. Had spaghetti, then trifle.
Sister's friend picked at the trifle (claimed she'd never seen or heard of it before - the poor deprived little mite!), and eventually decided she didn't really like it all that much. After eating most of it anyway as part of the decision-making process, that is.
But then someone passed her what was left of the sugar-snap peas (ick), and she happily ate the whole lot.
So, she likes sugar-snap peas better than trifle. This is bizarre and upsetting, but still sort of understandable - after all, some people don't like damp sponge cake, and others don't like cold custard.
But then, just as I was digesting this piece of weirdness, Mum tells me something even stranger: namely, that one of little sister's other friends likes cucumber better than chocolate.
This I am not sure I can handle.
I have a very definite view on the raison d'etre of cucumbers: they exist for the sole purpose of adding crunch to tuna sandwiches, which are otherwise a bit squishy and dull. Outside of a tuna sandwich, a cucumber is a strange and meaningless thing. Cucumbers are never, ever, under any circumstances an alternative to chocolate, and it is morally wrong to think otherwise.
I'm not sure I can handle much more of this...
- The Colclough