Hello everyone, so as you know…I am an emotophobic, well hopefully you have been reading my blog, but if not I have that phobia.
Anyways, when it comes to eating out, I get really PARANOID!! I go online and check reviews, I ask around, and when I get to the place I look around to see if it looks clean and then ask my wife, “ are you sure it is safe to eat here?” Just writing that makes me roll my eyes, I can not not believe I do this, sometimes I won’t even ask my wife because I imagine it has to annoy her, it annoys me. But she knows me and she will just tell me the place is safe.
Well, we have lived here for five and a half years and my wife works near the downtown area and she will eat at this Thai restaurant called Thai Kitchen. I would always tell her, “I would never eat there.” First of all, I do not like spicy food, I am scared because it’s Thai, and hell no. Let’s just face it, I am not adventurous.
Well, since we moved into our new house and met our lovely neighbors, who are basically our family, we love to go out to dinner and we decided to try new places in the area. My wife brought up the Thai place and I did not even hesitate and I said, “Let’s go!” I think I shocked her and our friends, they know how I am and they are super supportive. So, we decided to go the next night for dinner. I bet my wife was thinking I was going to back out. On the inside I was super excited that I even said I would go and I just told myself over and over that it was going to be delicious.
So the night of we stopped at a place and we were all hungry, my stomach was growling and I told my wife that the food better be good. I could see my wife starting to freak out a little, she knows how I am and that I was super hungry…if I didn’t trust the food, would I have a meltdown?
We get to the restaurant and of course the first thing I noticed was its cleanliness. Check. Tables clean? Check. Smell? Smelled good, check. Busy? Check. (If a place is not busy, that is a bad sign, well in my book it is).
We got a table and I was amazed at how yummy everything sounded, I quickly told my wife I wanted chicken potstickers and our friends ordered spring rolls for appetizers.
Let me tell you…SO FUCKING GOOD!!!!! I wanted more of them, it was delicious.
I told my wife it was really good and she smiled but she still looked kind of nervous. I ordered fried rice with chicken for my entree (with no spice of course) and it was so DELICIOUS!
I kind of died on the inside!! All these years I have told my wife no! All these years I have been missing out on good food. All these years I let her eat there by herself. That is the part that hurt me the most!! I don’t want my phobia run my life and miss out on eating lunch or dinner with my wife and trying new things.
And by the way, I didn’t even ask my wife if the food was safe!! It was a good night and something that I am proud of, it might be a small thing to some but it’s a BIG thing for me.
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Much Love – WBC