Writing 101, Day Ten: Tell us about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.
I’m going to take a page out of Mara‘s playbook for this one. I hate this damn prompt. Let me tell you why – I had a sinful affinity for food and I’m over it.
I struggled with weight issues my whole life. I know, I know, I only have my self-control to blame. But I did something about it. With a hell lot of willpower I am now physically healthy, but mentally disturbed. Food no longer conveys any semblance of happiness for me. The last time I binged on a pint of ice cream, I was an inch away from bawling my eyes out and banging my head repeatedly against the wall.
So, if you are one of those ‘live to eat’ people, you might want to stop reading this rant right now. Click here and you probably will enjoy a much better read. Otherwise, you have been warned.
When I was a kid, I constantly bugged my mother to bring me to MacDonald’s. Alas, I was raised in the 90’s when that asshole Clown first took over the world. If I had to be specific, it probably was the happy meal that did it for me. Those opportunistic leeches – marketing to the susceptible innocents with those stupid little toys. Now that reminds me. I loved that place not just for the toys, but for the goddamn mini-playgrounds they built within the restaurant outlets themselves. I hope the chief Clown dies from a clogged coronary – I kid.
Fast forward 15 years, I was eating MacDonald’s almost daily. I went through a rough patch in my life somewhere in 2011, and moronically decided to be nocturnal. My meals were thus supplemented by that Clown since it stays open 24hours a day in this part of the world. Long story short, I added about 20kgs to my already inflated-self over a four-month period. Bravo; I probably deserved it.
On a better note, I haven’t had any of those nasty MacDonald’s crap anywhere near my mouth for the past two and half years. I have grown a natural aversion to that place, and I’m finally – truly – lovin’ it.