Thursday, June 9, 2011

Not cool as cucumber


I never expected the E Coli virus to create war at home.
“Get vegetables while returning home,” ordered my wife on phone and I promptly obeyed like all meek husbands.
The moment my wife saw cucumbers among the vegetables, she yelled: “Why did you buy these? Don’t you read newspapers about cucumbers and E Coli?”
“The UAE is safe. Don’t worry,” I consoled her, but it was late.
She had dumped the entire one kilo pocket into the dustbin.
Her eyes then fell on beans.
“Don’t look at them. They are harmless,” I tried to hide them.
 “OMG. Beans and lettuce. We are in for trouble,” she continued.
“But we are veggies. Are we going without dinner?” I asked and suggested: “OK. Forget home food. Let’s go have pizza.”
“Heyyy,” shouted my daughter in joy, but stopped in a second: “Let’s not touch the cucumber or salad there. Who wants to dine out just to get killed by a cucumber?”

27 comments:

  1. But I thought cucumbers were given a clean chit!

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  2. Attack of killer cucumbers...

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  3. Everything in the vegetable section is getting into the NO NO category.. What do we veggies eat???

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  4. Its good I'm still in India :)

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  5. so there is another story abt cucumbers..my friend who is right now in Germany is worried abt Cucumber virus..

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  6. yes its weird strange news about cucumbers :P
    We can only wait on news !!
    (but the Dutch cucumbers are GOOD NO E coli :)))

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  7. hmm....I am concerned about you and the family...

    take care !

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  8. good..one lol..
    pizza for dinner and soup for lunch I guess!

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  9. I never knew about E-coli in vegetables. We have stopped buying most of the fruits because of the calcium carbide, now, this?

    But it was fun reading your story!

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  10. Let me tell you,it seems your wife is very particular of what SHE wants you to eat.
    Pizza must have been fine.
    And yes, my dear friend, most of husbands are meek. You are quite normal.

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  11. that wasnt as cool as cucumber ha?
    but 1 kg is bit too much na?

    nice read, much ado about a kg of cucu haha

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  12. as, always, your humour in daily life. healthy one!

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  13. Hey, I didn't know that bit about cucumbers. I was about to buy it just yesterday! Well, you can't blame anyone for wanting a pizza - there's just no comparison between the two! :)

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  14. Like Mr Chowla said -you are quite normal.lol.

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  15. Hey! Where's my comment???? I did post it yesterday!!!

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  16. nooooooooo.. i ve read and heard bout this.. but srsly.. teme its not true.. cz cucumber and lettuce is a MAJOR part of my diet.. i even ve it fr my lunch today :( jst cucumber n lettuce..

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  17. Looks like missed this cucumber news. I read another blogger too write about it. Don't know what to eat safely these days.

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  18. Never bothered about this issue. I hate cucumbers and anything that smells of it! But yeah, we will soon be eating food capsules if we go at this rate of food issues!

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  19. Today I read that all veggies grown with organic manure have high Ecoli content.God only knows what quality food we are eating.

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  20. didnt know abt the cucumber thing!! just Google'd
    ohhh so pizza takes over veggies :P

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  21. Wash them veggies well and cook them to avoid any problems.

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  22. well try shillong cucumbers......they are safe.

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  23. I grow my cucumbers and when i bring them home my wife jumps with joy.

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  24. ha ha... while doing postgraduation in chennai triplicane, my gastro intestinal tract was a hub of all possible strains of EColi.. I think my cells are all lined up with special weapons to slice up and eat all e coli..they take a special liking for them..

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  25. bechari kakadi! dabbe mein gayi! how are you? It's been long since I commented here! I always read you though :)

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