Monday, April 27, 2009

Sweaty Boys, Swine Flu, and Menstruation

Yes—you read correctly. Have any of you out there ever heard of people not wanting to eat others’ chili, spaghetti or other tomato based dishes because folklore has it that women used to put their….well….um…..period blood in their food to try to lure a man?

I hadn’t ever heard of that until the last few years. I try to share my cooking and my awesome food with my friends, and ONE IN PARTICULAR (ahem….Jakki) won’t eat my tomato based stuff---AS IF I’m going to wipe up a loogy-like ball of YUK and put it into my FOOD!!! No way!!

Which brings me to my whole host of issues I have with sharing the space with THE PUBLIC.

Tonight we have the annual Spaghetti dinner to raise money for the Jays Football Booster club. Volunteers cook it, and the football boys serve it up. All for $8.00.

There’s salad, bread and Spaghetti……and, I’m quite fearful, swine flu, period blood and sweat from the boy’s. They are coming over from weightlifting to serve (that’s what I’ve been told). Even if they shower in the public shower…..still…..EWWWWWW.

Oh, and let’s not forget MRSA…..the flesh eating bacteria.

So, does anyone out there want to join us? The booster club will REALLY appreciate your donation!

Seriously, though….has anyone ever heard of that ‘old wives’ tale?? I apparently need to brush up on my folklore so this sort of thing doesn’t publicly take me aback.

I plan on stopping by the store to pick up a few medical masks and some double thickness disposable gloves. If they won’t wear them, I will!!



MsDarkstar said...

Dear Shelly,

I read your blog during my dinnertime. The only thing that actually disturbed me is where/how teenage boys would get menstrual blood.


Perfectly Shelly said...

Hi Ms. D!!

Silly me....the CAFETERIA LADIES made the spaghetti---the sweaty boys just served it.

Daisee579 said...

So gross. I have never heard of that folklore before. I've been to tons of spaghetti dinners/fundraisers. Now I'm a little grossed out by what I MAY have eaten!! LOL

Hope it goes well :)

Kristen said...

Well gee you make it all sound so wonderfully delicious!!!

My nose is still all crinkled up by the period spagetti sauce.


Hey, Lynne is blogging again. I didn't know if you knew.