Me, You, and a Can of Whipped Cream

whipped cream and strawberry Earlier this week I bought a can of whipped cream as a dessert topping (yes, I said dessert topping, now get your minds out of the gutter) – it was for strawberry shortcake in case you were wondering. The strawberry shortcake was delightful and the whipped cream on top made all the difference (of course). But, sadly, after all the dessert was eaten, there sat a lonely can of whipped cream in the fridge. Now, me, being the very nice person that I am [pausing…. looking up… watching for lightning strikes… whew…] I didn’t want that poor little can of whipped cream to be lonely, so I took it out of the refrigerator – popped off the top –  turned the can upside down over my head –  aimed for my mouth – and…. well, yes, I did in fact fill my mouth full of whipped cream and ate it.

Now I know you may be thinking several things at this point, some of which I probably don’t want to know about, but one of them is probably “What a barbarian! I can’t believe she just ate the whipped cream straight out of the can!” Well, I did. And I will let you in on a little secret – it wasn’t the first time. But now you are probably thinking (at least if you are still reading this – and I know all you fellow barbarians out there are) – “Why is this something that is worthy of a blog post?” Well, I will tell you…

I noticed something strange while eating the mouthful of whipped cream…. I chewed it! Yes, in fact – I really did CHEW on a mouth full of whipped cream… Chewed, not swallowed, not drank, not licked… WTH!!! Seriously? Did that really happen? Why on earth would I chew something like whipped cream? I couldn’t believe it – I also couldn’t believe I hadn’t noticed it before. I didn’t know what to think – I was very confused and amused. I was almost laughing at myself (which I don’t recommend with a mouthful of whipped cream – but at least I was alone at the time). So, I had to try again just to be sure I had noticed what happened correctly – you know, for scientific purposes. And I’ll be darned, I did it again! Hmmm…. I have about half a can left – I think I will have to keep studying this phenomenon.

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