Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm Only Posting This Because I Was Told To

I broke out in itchy bumps yesterday after dinner and Kathy diagnosed it as an allergic reaction. I ran through everything I ate yesterday and the only thing that was out of the ordinary was some cookies made by one of the ladies at work. I had eaten these cookies on other occasions so I was doubtful they were the cause. A dose of Benadryl set things right.

When I got to work this morning, I decided to try some of the cookies and see what happened. Nothing. At lunch I went for a run and then I ate the pasta I had leftover from the night before. Not long after that I broke out again. Fortunately, a coworker had a dose of Benadryl on hand so I didn't have to tolerate the itching. Now the pasta and sauce was suspect in my book.

I told Kathy about my experiment and she was flabbergasted. "You ate the cookies on purpose to see if you would have an allergic reaction?"

"Uh-huh."

"And you did this without taking any Benadryl with you?"

"Uh-huh."

"Do you know that the allergic reaction normally gets worse each time you're exposed to the allergen?"

"Uh-uh."

"Do you know this was quite likely a delayed reaction from the cookies?"

"Uh-uh."

"Do you think it's smart to endanger your health by experimenting with something you're allergic to?"

"Uh-uh."

And with a look that said she would not take no for an answer, "You're putting this on your blog, right?"

"Uh-huh."

2 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Your test sounded perfectly reasonable to me - but of course I would get the same reaction from my wife as you received.

I guess they just do not understand the need for us to live on the edge - especially if it involves cookies.

Hank said...

Exactly, Al. And ice cream!