Picky Tongues

Daily Post 30 June 2014

You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose?

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Off the top of my head I can’t think of anyone who truly enjoys the company of a bitter person. We’ve all, at one time or another, encountered a stranger, who displays a sour disposition. And we quickly regret opening the proverbial bucket of worms. That’s why a used car salespeople always instructs his staff to NEVER ask, “how they are”? “He’s your customer, not your patient. You want to sell him a car, not a bottle of pills.” Sometimes it makes no difference what you say, kind words still reap salty returns – especially in the early morning hours. Anyone seeking the comfort of a sweet disposition should slow down long enough to offer some attention to their dog. Mr. Black has yet to show us a salty side and he’s been our constant companion for more than a decade.

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