Before I get into my vocab word for the day I want to say thank you for the well wishers for Eddie!
If you are squeamish… LOOK AWAY. Here is an up close look at Ed’s stitchessss:
Annnyyywaaayss.. moving on 😉
I want to talk about taste aversion. It is a concept I learned in psychology my senior year in high school.
Taste Aversion: a type of learning formed after one trial, whereby an association is formed between feelings of sickness and (usually) a particular food, resulting in an avoidance of the food.
Example: You go out to eat one night at your favorite restaurant and order eggs, like you always do. It turns out your eggs were undercooked. Crap. Hours later you are throwing up. One week later you go back to your favorite restaurant and just the smell of eggs makes you sick. That is taste aversion.
I developed a taste aversion after the crash.
I hopped in Jim’s car while I was opening a Nature Valley pecan crunch granola bar. I was so content with eating my little snack that I forgot to put on my seat belt. Stupid me. We slid on ice and hit a tree head on. My face was crushed in the dash and my head broke the windshield. I sprained my wrist and knee and had a concussion. I was lucky to be alive.
Right after we crashed I knew I was going to PUKE that granola bar. For some reason, I didn’t but I felt very sick to my stomach. Of course typical things happened after the accident: ambulance, hospital, surgery, etc.
When I was finally feeling okay after the accident I decided to (slowly) get up and grab a snack! Why not a Nature Valley pecan crunch granola bar?! I took one look at the box and gagged.
To this day, I still can’t think of those granola bars without feeling sick.
Do you have a taste aversion?!