Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Favorite food-related fainting stories #1

I'm an occasional fainter, and I sure enjoy a good fainting tale. Nothing intterupts ho-hum polite society better than passing out cold. Here's a new one:

This woman I work with lives in a very social neighborhood: block parties, barbecues, movie nights. As these things go, she became closer to some neighbors than others. She wanted to invite her new friends over for dinner, but she worried what would happen if the others found out. "Oh hell," she finally decided, "It's not like they'll ever know."

Can you see where this is going?

One of her guests passed out during the soup course. The hostess knew the woman had a heart condition, so she called 911. Fast on the heels of the call came 2 amblulances, 4 fire trucks, 8 paramedics...and every single other neighbor, all gathered in her living room, looking at the abandoned dinner table.

The fainting victim was fine, but as for my friend's social standing, it's touch and go.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

best or worst soup ever.

Mona said...

Oh man..I lived in Carmel at my parents' place for a few months and swam on a masters team at the Monterey Rec Center. Every Sunday after a swim a group of us would brunch it in Pac. Grove or Monterey. One time my friend HungryChar couldn't make it to the meal. She totally passed out at the table and we all freaked out. She woke up fine when the server brought her her pancakes, and she said it was a low-blood sugar thing. :) Yikes!

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Debbie said...

I found your blog entertaining and absolutely delightful!! What a wonderful job you have, quite envious actually. Afraid I couldn't keep off the extra pounds though. Thanks for the smiles.
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www.disx.blogspot.com said...

A friend of mine landed this great job at a big advertising firm. To celebrate we went out for Indian food...a whole lot of curry and beer. It was delicious. Maybe too delicious.

The next morning was her first day of work. She head in early to make sure she didn't get caught in traffic.

All was going well. She arrived, checked in with the front desk before heading over to HR to fill in the requisite new employee forms.

Then she felt it...a rumble. She quickly asked for the loo and head off in that direction.

I'll spare you the details, but it wasn't going well for her now and in mid-doo she passed out!

She woke some time later with a nice deep tile groove etched on her forehead. So much for a good first impression!

Brian said...

Jeez thats kinda depressing.

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Aunt Bea said...

You're the best, I love soup.

SugarCaneQ10 said...

This is exactly the reason I like living in an apartment and not knowing my neighbors. Anonymity is my friend. I usually prefer to have family and friends five miles or more away this way nobody knows who I am inviting over or if I am really home also one person won't see me going out with another and wonder why they were not invited.

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vnv4 said...

I just saw your blog and think it is good enough to put in my Favorites. :)

I moved to Sonoma County in 1975 from Indiana and just love the place. Always wanted to go to Boston.

Copied down that Grilled Chicken recipe from Sunset Magazine you put up and looking forward to trying it.

Really enjoyed your blog.

redhead83402 said...

Love your blog!! Well written, and funny as heck! Thanks! :-D (Don't you hate it when someone uses all exclamations to puncuate everything they are saying? It's almost as if they are quietly yelling it all out ~ I tend to think of Botox victims when I see too many exclamations ~ big old eyes, wide open, permanently pulled happy-face ~) ;-D

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The Missus Complains said...

I am such a nitwit, I do not get the joke. I read all the comments and still have not a clue. What was wrong, the soup?

dr.bob said...

ehm yes

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Was the soup that bad?

Dr. Blogenstein said...

I'm in Boston, hoping you return :-) I used to be a foody, but, since kids, well... My brother-in-law is a pastry chef (and among the best around here in my humble opinion). I won't suggest you visit my blog (looks like it is almost a requirement when posting), but, I would not mind if you took a look at one being done by one of my students, see http://www.boilerhouse.blogspot.com
(I know for a fact that she would love more readers and comments.)

R2K said...

:) Cool blog, funny story, good stuff!

R2000

moran said...

This is kind of food related.

A "friend" of mine was at a restaurant on a date, a steakhouse type of place, with a guy she really liked, and she accidentally locked herself in the bathroom! She was in there for about half an hour.. so when she finally figures out how to get out (asked someone to go get a member of staff to help her out). She gets back to her date, who had finished his meal (!! rude!!) and he asks where she's been.

She was so embarassed she told him she'd passed out!


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Anonymous said...

I just happened across your blog and I really enjoy it.
I am a native Bostonian who just spent three years living in SF. I am back in Boston now.
I LOVED the eating in SF but the one thing I could never really find was good pizza. The best place I found was Paradise Pizza in West Portal.
Good luck and keep up the good eating : )

blackhawk said...

Is that true or just an exaggeration. When something serious happens, you normally can't find help until you've bleed to death. Your friend must live in the country somewhere.

Inugasa Ginjiro said...

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Salbert said...

Your blog is funny. Absolutley funny. I hope your friends social status is repaired.

Six said...

Great blog! I've never passed out, but I have come close to it, due to low-blood-sugar. Now, I always keep little hard candies (peppermints, mostly) in my backpack or fanny pack when I'm walking, just-in-case I feel lightheaded. Take care!

crunchy_cheetos_3 said...

cool blog... here's a fainting story of a relative of mine. to protect the innocent, we'll call her "s" here. she's pregnant. while working at her store, she was walking around, making sure everything was set up right. she fainted suddenly. it wasn't too bad, her store was carpeted... she had to be helped up by a customer. when she regained her consciousness, she cried about the incident to my cousin. i know pregnant woman can be emotional at tmes, but,i thought she was overreacting...

crunchy_cheetos_3 said...

my cousin's wife fainted while working. she had to be helped up by a customer. when she regained her consciousness, she cried to my cousin about it. i thought she was overreacting...

Pradeep Ginjupalli said...

Terrific..,It seems you have lot to narrate more. I hope you will keep posting information of similar kinds and if possible try to give some more tips and all ...
Thanks/