Friday, May 01, 2009

I know that tastes vary, but still...

I hope you're not looking for anything too deep on here today. I've been so busy with Earth Day events, Habitat KC's Parade of Playhouses, and more speaking events to dig down too far. I just wanted to share an interesting experience I had the other day.

Trouble and I made our regular trip to the home improvement store for some gardening items (it seems we go every other week or so this time of year) and on the way home decided to make a detour for some frozen yogurt. We went over to our local shop to order our usual cup & cone, but there were more people than there had been the last time and we found ourselves waiting in line. Ah, how the Spring weather brings everyone out for frozen treats! There was a young guy behind us that I would presume to be in high school - still a kid but old enough, I thought, to be beyond what came next. Our orders had been filled and were just waiting to pay, so we happened to be standing right in front of the glass that protects all the assorted toppings and mix in ingredients as this guy rattled off his order. I was flabbergasted. I will admit, I couldn't help myself and I made a comment about his order out loud, which I don't think he really appreciated and I felt bad as soon as I saw the look on his face. I know that everyone has their own tastes, and I don't intend to be so judgemental but it made such an impression! What do you think?

He was making a parfait:
  1. On the bottom, chocolate chips (excellent beginning)
  2. A layer of orange sorbet (not the way I'd go, but chocolate and orange is a tasty combination)
  3. A layer of Reese's pieces (WHAT!? I mean, I love them but I'm not sure about peanut butter and orange together)
  4. A layer of peach, no sugar added, yogurt (yeah, I'm definitely out at this point)
  5. To top it all off, chocolate chip cookie dough chunks (WHOA!)

It reminded me of when we were kids and my family used to go to Friendly's (an ice cream store/restaurant chain in the northeast) and my brother would always order a Reese's Peanut Butter cup sundae, with hot fudge and peanut butter sauce as well as bits of peanut butter cups sprinkled on top of the ice cream flavor of your choice. I loved that sundae, but not when brother ordered it with their summer seasonal "watermelon sherbet" - GROSS! I'm not sure if my brother still eats those (any reply, Tony?) and perhaps this guy at the yogurt store will grow out of his interesting tastes. Or maybe he won't and I should try to find a way to appreciate his unique perspective on life. :)

1 comment:

revhipchick said...

you actually said something??!?!?!

i'm dying to know what your comment was!

i actually sorta suprised that you'd be so moved to say anything over an ice cream treat or did it sorta slip from your head voice to your vocal cords. that is too funny!

can't wait to see you and Trouble on Tuesday!