Today I found myself musing about some of the things I had done in my life that I have tried, with poor or unpleasant results. I don’t recall what made me go on this thinking tangent, but here are a few that I came up with:
Eating Raw Oysters
First of all, I think you should know that even though my life is fairly sheltered, I love to try new things, and foods are no exception. So, when I turned 18 and a family member offered to buy me oyster shooters for my birthday, my happy-go-lucky self said, “Sure!”
I was at my favorite seafood restaurant in San Marcos, California, and the server placed a beautiful tray of oysters on the half shell in front of me. Well, let’s just say that it was all I could do to keep that baby down and I have never had the urge to sample another one, again.
Getting a Divorce
This is one of those, “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situations. I don’t actually regret getting one. I do regret waiting as long as I did to finally pull the plug on that dysfunctional relationship. However, it is one of the most unpleasant things I have ever gone through, and hope to never go through that again. Seriously, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I told my husband I will kill him before I go through another one. We’ve been married 16 years now, so either we’re doing something right, or he’s scared.
Staying up all Night
Back in my younger days, I worked at a grocery store and was nearly alway scheduled for a daytime or evening shift. However, on one occasion, they needed someone to throw the load up, and the shift started at midnight. I decided that I would go out on a date, then drive to work and work until I clocked out at 8:30 in the morning. Well, I arrived and I was on a high! I zoomed around for the next four hours like there was no tomorrow. Then came lunch. And the crash. OMG, this was right up there with the world’s worst hangover, which I hadn’t even experienced yet! I remember fighting not to fall asleep on my way home, and if it weren’t for the reflectors on the freeway, I might not be here right now to share this stupid story with you.
So, there you have it. A few “onces” where the memories aren’t too fresh. By the way, it didn’t make a difference on the oysters.