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i can't eat chocolate...

Posted to Utterances




or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches... neither can my younger sister - claire.


when we were growing up on bougainville island in the 1970's, we had to take a malaria tablet each week - these tablets were large and white, and tasted worse than anything that's ever been in my mouth before or since (except for cinzano, of course)... christ, they were terrible. i can still taste the buggers.

my parents used to come up with ingenious ways to get us to eat 'em... cutting a soft-centred chocolate in half and inserting the pill, or placing the godforsaken things in the middle of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich...

it was for our own good, but both myself and my sister are scarred for life...