Thursday, July 12, 2018
Mrs. C does not like to throw things away. She does not like to waste food. Several years ago, youngest son Spencer stopped eating cereal when he visited. Neither Mrs. C or I have touched cereal since... forever.
Packing up for the Shore this year, Mrs. C. took a box of Fruit Loops from the cupboard.
“Don’t bring that crap, you should probably chuck it out, no one eats cereal.”
“Cole and Conor might, if not, then I will throw it away.”
Several days after we were at the Shore, my son and his children visited. We got up in the morning to go fishing for flounder on the Norma K out of Point Pleasant, N.J.
My son poured a bowl of the cereal.
“Akkkk, gag, urp, yuck, spit, spit, spit. Yeoow! What is this crap? How old is it?”
“Did you eat the cereal?”
“Yes, it is awful! Holy Crap, the best by date is 12/09.”
“Yeah, you probably should not eat that…Nona (Mrs. C.) thought it would be ok.”
“I think I might throw up!”
Matt recovered and we went fishing.
The fishing was not very good. I caught some garbage fish, Matt caught nothing, but the boys, always good patient fisherboys caught some seabass, and Cole caught a nice flounder.
Conor with a seabass
Poor fishing, but a good boat ride and a fun day.
Later in the day Matt posted on Facebook some pictures of the fish his boys caught.
Mrs. C’s friend, Brenda who had been on the beach with Mrs. C heard the story about the bad cereal.
She commented on Matts post, “Nice fish, what did you use for bait…cereal?”
Matt almost got sick and missed the fishing trip because of the old cereal, but at least with Brenda’s comment we got a good laugh.