Well, even though I'm fine, and it wasn't too bad, I did have an unpleasant experience today. So my friend and I were bored, we had some extra cash, and we decided to go to a local Japanese Restaurant/Sushi Bar. (He had never been, I hadn't been in a while) so we go there, order our rolls, (He had Unagi, I had the special of the day with a neat roll with what I think was bacon or something in it and some sashimi) and ate them happily. By this point, I was pretty full on miso and my sushi. Then Toyo-san the chef asked us if he could make us a special piece he was trying out. I think he called it a Yamaebi. It was your typical, pillow of rice with a shrimp on top, along with avocado and ...well...mayonnaise. So he made it, and I was the first to eat it.
Though I typically enjoy trying new things (especially Japanese) and though it tasted good, this piece was huge! It barley fit in my mouth (I gagged on it a little). Not only that I was very full already, and...well...mayonnaise is not my cup of tea. Just the full belly, the gag reflex in my overstuffed mouth, and...well...mayonnaise as the dominant flavor all combined to a very unpleasant feeling. So I quickly downed it with my coke, and swished a little bit in my mouth to kill the...well...mayonnaise flavor. Luckily I didn't lose face in front of Toyo-san. I hurried to the restroom just to get out of public disgrace, and LUCKILY I didn't get physically sick, but I felt very miserable. And you know when you're nauseous, but you can't help but think of food? I was thinking, what if the sashimi wasn't fresh? What if it turns out i'm allergic to something? What if I react this way to natto when I finally try it? I sat there a while, trying to supress my desire to throw up $9 worth of food. Finally I felt a little better so I was able to thank Toyo-san and walk out the door...but I felt ill for the next few hours.
All in all, I think what made me even more sick was the fact that I almost threw up a chef's kindness. I never like to make people feel bad, and I had to try and be polite and composed. And I'm not really interested in eating mayonnaise for a while.
What good is a farmer who tills the soil, but forgets the seed?