I look around these days at how many different types of costumes there are out there and got to thinking how "un" scary they really are. I mean, what's more scarier than a Crohn's patient?
Take me for example, numerous scars of different sizes, that are actually real, abcesses, fistulas, fissures of different sizes and severity, real moaning, from abdominal pain, skinny as a rail, not to mention the life-like gurgling and churning coming from my insides.....oh wait, those ARE real....and I can make them louder by eating certain foods!
Wow! this is an awesome costume so far... Now let's make it really scary by adding scary foods and drinks....ooooooooooooooo......
How bout a bowl of nuts, with raisins, cranberries, popcorn, dried apricots and mango's to start and a glass of unfiltered water.....mildly spooky.
Well then let's get freaky and add a side dish of raw carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and those mini onions with a glass of Coke....AAAAAA!! are you starting to hide your eyes yet...?
Well let's go gorey shall we and have a plate of turkey, spinach, lettuce, brussel sprouts and corn.....and for dessert? Get ready for it............hide!!!!....... ICE CREAM!!!
NOOOOOOOOOO, not that!! Anything but that!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhh the HORROR!!!
So, while you are out this year with all the little ghosts and goblins and your little ones say to you,
"Daddy? What's the scariest costume you've ever seen?" Look around you, a Crohn's patient could be standing right next to you and you won't even know it.
Having said all that, I'm curious what everyone's "scariest" food, or foods are.
Have a happy Halloween.