Friday, November 18, 2016

Bread And Pepsi

San Geraldo had braces on his teeth when he was in his early teens. He had to pay regular visits to the dentist to have his braces tightened and would always return home with a sore and aching mouth. Somehow, he discovered that what best soothed his aching mouth was bread dunked in Pepsi Cola.

I told this story back in 2012 (click here for that post), but, sadly I have a new chapter to add.

I have no idea how anyone in their right mind would think to dunk a piece of bread in a glass of Pepsi and then eat it. But, somehow, San Geraldo did think of it. And, somehow, he has never lost his taste for it.

As he dunked bread in his Pepsi yesterday while we waited for our meal to arrive at Papas Fritas Y Huevos — yes, he did it in public — San Geraldo defended himself by explaining that it brought back sweet memories of his youth.


Then he wondered aloud why having his braces tightened would be a sweet memory and he realized, still aloud, that the bread and Pepsi itself was the sweet memory.

My sincere apologies to anyone out there who also finds this to be a tasty treat. No offense intended. And I never suggested you weren't in your right mind no matter what you might have read. Never said it! (Hey, it works in American politics!)

23 comments:

  1. I think what offends me most is that he's not using coke! Also, side note: gross!

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    1. KMoff:
      He's not particular. Coke or Pepsi is fine with him; whatever is served. I wonder if his local market in South Dakota only carried Pepsi.

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  2. Bread in Pepsi?!?!? What the devil possessed him to try that? Yuck.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Oh, his taste can be quite peculiar...

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  3. He's just trying to put some calories back into that diet pepsi. Is that the shoulder of the white-clad hunky bartender in the righthand photo?

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    1. Wilma:
      I hadn't even noticed that shoulder. Very observant!

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  4. As a child I used to eat cheese on toast with a topping of black treacle. I have no idea why but think it might have been my rebellious streak making it's self known.

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    1. Heron:
      Blech! And that sounds like something else San Geraldo would like.

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  5. I had braces a few years back and they now have springs attached to the braces that automatically tighten without you even realizing it. Much less painful than it was in the old days.

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    1. Stephen:
      But just think of what Jerry would have missed.

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  6. brea in pepsi great idea intelligent teenager

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    1. Jim:
      Blippy, huh? You and Jerry use similar words! Blippy! Disgusting!

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    1. anne marie:
      I haven't found anyone yet who thought it was for them (but I'm sure they're out there).

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  9. Did he eat it or apply the Pepsi soaked bread as a poultice?

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    1. Shawn:
      Poultice while he ate. Just the thought of it makes me wince...

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  10. Could be worth a try, not the strangest thing I have ever seen someone eat.

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    1. Travel:
      Probably not the strangest thing I've seen someone eat either... but still not worth my giving it a try.

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  11. I have never heard of this, but if people can dunk doughnuts I guess this is not too zany.

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