OVER LUNCH, THAI FOOD
Tom: I’m reading this book about food and how this anthropologist/dentist did research in the 1900’s studying indigenous people and their diets.
Laura: How can you be an anthropologist/dentist?
Tom: He found that people in certain parts of the world had PERFECTLY STRAIGHT TEETH and NO cavities.
Laura: Like, that is the craziest double major.
Tom: ANYWAY. You probably had cavities and crooked teeth because you ate white sugar and flour growing up.
Laura: I definitely did that.
Tom: Well, people that never ate those things had PERFECT TEETH and they lived to be like 130 years old.
Laura: What did they eat? Vegetables?
Tom: Yes! A little meat but if they did, they ate it rarely and they’d eat the ENTIRE ANIMAL.
Tom: Also, fish is good for you.
Laura: For my cavities?
Tom: Right. Well. That’s more to do with sugar.
Laura: But sugar is so delicious.
Tom: But if you don’t eat it you’ll live to be 130.
Laura: I’m never eating it again because I feel myself rapidly decaying as we speak.
TWENTY MINUTES LATER, WALKING
Tom: I really feel like a cupcake.
Laura: As do I.
TEN MINUTES LATER, IN THE BAKERY
Laura: MINI CUPCAKES! I’ll have three.
Tom: ME TOO!
Tom: Um. No. I’ll have six.