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When You've Been Accused of Hogging The Sweet And Sour Sauce...

It's Moody Wednesday...

You are having #chinesetakeout for dinner with your significant other. EGG ROLLS — your brain screams when you smell the mouthwatering aroma of the Chinese appetizer classic, wanting badly to have a nibble. You grab your piece from the tray and start to chow it down, trying the while to slow your chomping from devouring it too quickly. One movement at a time, you dip the #eggroll into the tiny cup of sweet and sour sauce and then straight from there into your mouth it goes. Very soon, the sauce is all gone. You look over at your beloved one staring with their wild eyes back at you. Right there they groan, "I can't believe you hogged all the #sauce! I've just barely started eating my egg roll!" Despite the fact that you are only half done with yours also, you feel bad. You were unaware of how much your craving has gotten the best of you. And even thought you didn't actually consume the entire container of sauce, it doesn't matter. As you see your partner's face turn sad and then mad, you know you need to do something and quick. You hurry to the fridge in search of #alternatives. It turns out the only condiment that is remotely acceptable is soy sauce. You take out the bottle and pour some into a dish. Before you present your pathetic finding to your other half, you hesitate. This isn't going to work, you think to yourself. And you are right, it's missing some #jazz. Then suddenly, you remember reading something on Moody Melon. When in doubt, it says, distilled water. Going along with their suggestion, after you apologize to your other half, you proceed to say to them, "Hey love, you can have the next best thing, and I'll take the next next best thing." You hand them their soy sauce dish and then go on to dip your egg roll into a bowl of plain old H2O. As you eat it with equal #enthusiasm as before, your loved one burst into laughter and their upset is simultaneously over. You hug them and they give you a peck on the cheek for being so darn cheeky — thanks to Moody Melon. Even though you proceed to go an extra mile to make yourself a few bits of mayonnaise egg rolls which taste disgusting, you eat them with a smile on your face. Because ultimately it's not about your #tastebuds, rather, it's about two people able to #shareameal together at the end of time when there's nothing left in the world. You realize something important in this brief moment: you two will be just fine no matter what.

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Julie Y. Barris

Founder | Chief Editor | Advice Guru of Moody Melon Magazine

I am an author, artist, entrepreneur, and a graphic designer with a unique vision to contribute to the world one idea at a time. Besides creating and inventing things, I’m also fascinated by the human mind. I enjoy helping others help themselves by giving them advice on family and relationship matters.


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