Just now as I was standing over the sink eating an enormous slice of watermelon, it occurred to me that I have a somewhat unusual method of disposing of the seeds. I don't spit them out. Instead, I flick them out with my finger before I even take a bite. And the reason I do this is because I am a lazy eater*.
I prefer to have my food ready to chew easily and swallow on immediate contact with my mouth. This is why I don't enjoy foods like ribs, which require an awful lot of chewing and picking around cartilage and whatever before the actual meat can be consumed. I used to always carefully trim all meat of excess fat and then cut it into bite-sized pieces before I even commenced eating. I don't do this much anymore, mostly because food in smaller pieces gets colder a lot faster than larger pieces, a consideration in our cold-ass house. But it's still how I prefer to eat.
I don't want to have to work hard for my food. I don't want a challenge. I just want to eat.
So what about you, poppets? Do you enjoy challenging foods, or would you rather consume foods that require no effort?
* Because I'm sure some very well-meaning person is going to take it upon him or herself to suggest that perhaps I should just eat seedless watermelon . . . no. No way. Seedless watermelon is to real watermelon what network television is to PBS. That is, tasteless and offensive in comparison. Seedless watermelon is an abomination of nature and should never be willingly consumed. There. I said it.