So I went to the bank and got some money out, because you know, in my line of work I need a lot of cash on hand.
I don't know what that meant, but it sounded good.
Since I was right near an Au Bon Pain (note: foreshadowing - it ends in PAIN) I stopped in and got lunch - a grilled chicken caesar salad, something I've always found to be dependable and decent from them. Well, I got back, and opened it up, and took a look... it seemed a bit... subdued.
Then I started eating it. The lettuce was wilty and brown, almost brown-red in parts, but crispy in others. Kinda weird. I think it was because the croutons had an extra-large amount of flavoring on them, and it was brownish-red. BUT the lettuce really was
brown in a lot of places, and sort of nasty-squishy. I ate around half of it and then threw it out when it started to burn the back of my throat*. Nastiness. I ate the bread, though, thank god I stopped to get the roll you get with it.
Now I'm surprisingly chipper and not overly vomitorious, but I wonder if maybe I'm going to start hallucinating or something soon. Then again, as I told lilhlfpint
, I'm feeling pretty good so I must be dying or something.
Actually at this point I'm feeling sort of sick and headachey and wondering if it really was bad
, but I'm also surprisingly happy, so that's ok too.
I've got tomorrow thru. Tuesday off, so I've got a nice 5-day weekend to recover from this. Actually, it'd be pretty cool if I did start hallucinating, I've never done that before and I've heard it's pretty nifty, in a sort of freaky bad way. I'm not into that whole drug scene thang, so I need to get my natural** highs where I can, y'know. ;)
* - Some of you might in fact stop eating before
the throat-burning part, when you start to notice it going weird... but... well, I paid like $5 and change for this damn salad, so I was going to eat it. Or at least give it a shot.
** - The naturalness of food poisoning is, I suppose, debateable, but whatever.