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Random Childhood Memory: Dessert Loophole

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Like most family rules, I was also only allowed dessert after I finished my dinner. I figured out a loophole and it took a while to settle it.

I was definitely still in Elementary school. I was pondering the circular nature of the days of the week and I realized that time is continuous. I had realized that any time after dinner is still "after dinner"... even the next day.

I skipped dessert one evening and the next evening, argued that it was still "after dinner" for last night. Thus, I should be allowed dessert before tonight's dinner.

My parents are amused now, but oh, the drama that this caused back then was unbelievable. I had a good one. They knew it. And I knew it. But they were parents and couldn't let me win. I get that now. =)

Eventually, I fought hard enough for my Dessert Rights that I was allowed dessert before or after dinner if I wanted to, but on the condition that I finished at least one reasonable helping of dinner. And if I didn't, it would be a whack with the stick end of the Chinese feather duster.

I thought that was fair and I took the bargain =)



Jul. 16th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
Haha, you were crafty!

I never understood food battles and was glad my parents never made a big deal out of eating. If after having tried it I didn't care for what was being served, there was always a bowl of Cheerios or a cream cheese and jelly sandwich as an option.
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
I guess I was one of those weird kids that actually liked spinach and brussel sprouts and things like that... I just ate whatever was available.
Jul. 16th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
I ate brussel sprouts and zucchini, but I would never touch onions and peppers. Still won't! :) I was totally weird!
Jul. 16th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I don't really like green peppers, but I love red peppers. Orange and yellow ones are okay, but they're a bit more tart.

I like cooked onions, raw onions are... something else... =}

I also love cilantro. I love plain avocado, but don't like guacamole. And I still can't handle bitter melon.


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