If you didn't know it today I am one of the featured authors in the Coffee Time Romance Contest....so I thought I would entertain you guys with a story and warning about taking a recommendation.
The other night I had to attend a dinner with my husband honoring his boss for thirty years of service. This guy is pretty funny and nice. He goes on and on about the fish served in this restaurant. He is very excited about trying it again and hell I'm a sucker for a good recommendation so I copy his order.
"I'll have the Escalor on the mushroom risotto'....OMG how those words haunted me....
Dinner was great. The company was better. Got home to no kids....wonderful sleep filled night and I actually planned on sleeping in that morning. Planned! But something didn't fill right. I went to the bathroom, and while I won't gross you out with details, I will say something was definitely wrong.
This lasted for two days. I started to feel like I should visit the doctor. But first I googled my symptoms. There were two foods which caused this condition. I was going to bypass those because I don't usually eat off the wall foods. Then the word fish caught my eye. Oh hell...one of the foods that cause this illness is freaking Escalor. Damn it!
Here's a little peek at the side effects of Escalor:
Escolar cannot metabolize the wax esters naturally found in its diet. This gives the escolar an oil content of 14–25% in its flesh. These wax esters may cause gastrointestinal distress in humans called "steatorrhea", the onset of which may occur between 30 minutes and 36 hours following consumption. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, bright orange oil in stool, diarrhea, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and anal leakage.
I told my husband and the wonderfully sensitive man that I married laughed his ass off. He's planning to send a email at work to all the people who ordered it. Then this morning I woke up to hives on both my arms. Of course I ran straight for the allergy pills.
So the moral of this humiliatingly gross story....not every recommendation is one we should follow. Some people (with cast iron stomachs) enjoy things that the average person can't stomach. Yep. From now on I am sticking to what I know when we go to new restaurants.
Oh and I am supposed to be promoing my need book...Solstice Heat.
Check it out HERE!