Flat & AWOL

Food Poisoning. I thought I would die
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A Bout of Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

I have been flat on my back for a week, and everything I planned has gone out of the window. There’s a simple explanation for this: food poisoning. I’ve also been AWOL because I always find myself on the move.

Tears help the recovery process. Allow me to earn some sympathy. Shed a tear for me. Last week, we went to McDonald’s because we had almost no time for lunch. As soon as we finished lunch, I thought weight was dragging my stomach to the floor. Have you read a book called “The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashima? If not, I recommend this book to you. I want to quote a line from the book.

Your assumptions are your worst enemies. Trust them too much, and you’ll fail to see what’s right under your nose.

Keigo Higashima. “The Devotion of Suspect X.”

Failed Assumption

I assumed I would get tasteless but safe food at McDonald’s. The first assumption proved correct, but the second failed the test. The food tasted slightly, but I persisted like a loyal soldier on the battlefield. As a result, I spent the night with my head in the toilet bowl, with strange aromas wafting up from the water in the bowl.

Over the last week, I watched one episode of “Better Call Saul,” three seasons of “Stranger Things,” and one of “The Blacklist.” I only watch “The Blacklist” because of James Spader and his merry crew. The rest of the cast reminds me of cartoon characters. “Stranger Things” is nice but follows a predictable formula. “Better Call Saul” is magnificent. All this because I got food poisoning at McDonald’s.

My digestive processes still need a few days before I allow myself a ham & pineapple pizza and a pint of beer.

A Crisis: A Global Shortage of Brains

The Global Shortage of Brains

However, by the end of my course of antibiotics, I felt like someone had fried my brain. How many of you have eaten brain curry or brain biryani? Brain curry is tasty, but I have not consumed it for years. If some of you faint in disgust, don’t worry. You are in good company. 1.3 billion Chinese believe brain curry is disgusting. Can you imagine it? When you consider the rubbish they eat, you would think they would not turn their noses up at brain curry.

I hesitate for two reasons. The first is the high level of cholesterol. Then, there is the increasing difficulty of getting good quality brain. I don’t like food poisoning and have suffered too many times.

I am serious. It is difficult to find good brains. Look around you at the political and business leaders in the world. Close your eyes and analyze every politician you can think of. Conjure up their faces in your mind’s eye. Please do this for all of us. However, I must give you a fair warning. The arduous task before you may drain you of energy.

Good Brains are in short supply. The shortage is a global tragedy. Bad food causes food poisoning. Brainless politicians cause mind poisoning.

How many of you agree?


Published by Rajiv

I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.

2 thoughts on “Flat & AWOL

  1. Wait a minute. I don’t get all of this talk about brain food. What did you eat at McDonald’s?
    Btw, I still can’t ever slick on like. It just shows loading…

    1. Rajiv – I have been around the block a bit. I've lived in four countries, and in many parts of my country. I have been fortunate enough to meet some really good people, and some really lousy ones, all of whom have taught me much. I am passionate about photography, writing, Indian history and continuing on this grand journey towards death.
      Rajiv says:

      Oh brain food? Goat’s brains! In North India, we like it.

      I had a Maharaja Chicken Mac at McDonald’s. Never again!

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