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Lachanophobia

The fear of vegetables

     Otherwise known as every child's greatest fear.  My children's and my owns anyway.  Picky people like us, who special order each of our sandwiches in drive-thru's like McDonald's is Subway, that make you wait.  Those people I think are Lachanophobes.  At least a little bit.
     I like some vegetables though so I'm not a full blown lacanophobe because a true laconophobe would be terrified to drink V8 juice, and I happen to love it.  My kids don't, but I do.  My kids like black olives so, go figure right.  A person with true lachanophobia from what I've read fears consuming vegetables.  I do not know why really.  Germs, maybe?  Who knows, point is they are afraid of eating vegetables and I thought, well at least it's a manageable fear.  All you gotta do is just stay away from salad bars and produce sections.  Then you surround yourself with delicious meat and carbs.  And, in America, there are plenty of places with great meat and carbs.
     I get this fear a little too because I do special order at fast food joints.  When your a special orderer like me your first bite into your no onion double cheeseburger involves a little trust.  Especially if you hate onions as much as me because McDonalds loves to put on lots of onions almost as much as they love to forget you ordered no onions.  Onions must be really cheap for McD's to love them so much.  I can understand the lachanophobes strife as he/she tries to enjoy their plain meat, cheese, bread double cheeseburger from the fear that an unwanted pickle will be there screwing everything up for the whole experience.  McDonalds messes up special orders an awful lot.  It would be terrifying for a lachanophobe to bite into a special ordered McD's cheeseburger without lifting the bun to check for onions first.  But then a lacanophobe would never go in blind on a burger like that.

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18 comments:

  1. Loved this! Thanks for stopping by! We're almost halfway through!

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  2. I loved this one. It doesn't totally fit me, but there is definitely a deranged fear involved with me and some vegetables. I truly can't handle anything slimy (not gonna get me within a mile of okra) and the thought that any vegetable (or fruit) has gone bad is worse than spiders. On top of that, I don't like strong flavors, so the only good lettuce is crisp iceberg from the middle third of the head. No floppy, leafy outside (god forbid spinach) and no yellow core. I prefer vegetables I can eat raw or barely cooked. Green peppers, onions, cauliflower. That's about the list although I do like corn. Only beefsteak tomatoes.
    Pretty sure there isn't a phobia documenting me and my food fears! There should be!
    Marlene at On Writing and Riding

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    1. We could make one up if we tried. Something like Selectiphobia but with a cool Greek sounding name.

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  3. I can't believe that's a THING. I've definitely developed a better love for vegetables, the more common ones anyway.
    I'm not so much into asparagus or radishes or rutabagas.
    And I hear you about special orders. Being in line behind us is a nightmare. I'm a no mayo girl, my husband is a no onions like you, and my oldest daughter only wants ketchup on her hamburgers and nothing else. It's exhausting just saying he orders.
    I feel sorry for those poor mcDs kids.

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    1. You should. Nothing is sadder than a disappointed McD's kid.

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  4. Glad I don't have this one. I like many vegetables at home, even Brussels sprouts. However, at a fast food place is a different story. Though ordering my chicken sandwich is pretty easy cause I just ask for it plain. Voila. Though it still gets messed up from time to time, and always when I'm traveling and using the drive-thru...

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    1. I have seen McD's mess up plain. That's how my youngest likes his McDoubles and quite a few times they have screwed it up.

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  5. McDonald's does love onions!

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    1. I know right. isn't that weird?

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  6. That's pretty much how I feel about pickles on my burgers. EWWWW!!!! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment!

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  7. Great post! Now I'm craving for a cheeseburger.

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  8. That's very interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  9. At first I thought this was Lycanthopia. Which is the totally rational fear of werewolves. But being afraid of vegetables? That's just crazy.

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