Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'm allergic to fruit. Or was. Or was and maybe sort of still am.

Anyway, I grew up with a minor fruit allergy. Not life threatening, but enough to keep me from eating much fruit.

But I've been slowly testing out eating small bits of fruit lately, and... things seem okay. So... I'm eating apples now. This is my second one. And they're good. I like apples. I always have.

This is a good, healthy development. The only real downside is that I've lost an "interesting fact about myself." It's a common icebreaker question. "Name three interesting/surprising things about yourself." The fact that I'm allergic to fruit was always my first fact.

Oh well. At least I still have slightly webbed toes.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps you are not always allergic. I have a couple of friends who have this syndrome:

hansen said...

I wouldn't worry -- it's pretty interesting to be able to say to people, "I've lied about being allergic to fruit for years."

Arnie said...

Thanks Anonymous. That wikipedia page was very enlightening. I had hay fever as a child! It's talking about me!