Thursday, June 01, 2006
yesterday i came home from work to find that my cousin, bless her, had cooked dinner, which meant that i didnt have to run around like a headless chicken putting things together so that the food would be ready for 7 as my gran has to eat around that time.
so i was really happy to see that food was ready alhamdullilah, and no one eats spicy food apart from me and my cousin knows this so she put some chilli peppers on the side especially for me, so we sat down to eat and i was breaking up the peppers using my hands and eating and just enjoying the moment of spiceness and talking about god knows what when i suddenly had the urge to rub my left eye, which i did and at first it was fine but what slipped my mind was that i had been using my fingers to eat chilli peppers and as soon as i realised that thats when the pain hit me aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
i swear i was running around the room clutching my eye and screaming out in pain ' it burns it burns' my cousin was laughing at me but didnt know what was going on, so i started to kick her which made her laugh even more. my gran kept asking 'whats wrong with her?' and the other stuff that grannys come out with in times of distress lol. so after explaing to her what happened i ran to the toilet and put my eye under the tap which was stupid cause the pressure from the tap hurt my eye even more so im screaming and shouting things like ' my eye has dissolved, i cant see, i'm going to have to wear an eye patch for the rest of my life' i took hold of a towel and pressed it against my eye and eventually the burning stopped but i was to scared to remove the towel so i came downstairs with a towel against my eye but i could have chosen a small hand towel or some thing, instead i grabbed hold of a shower towle that fits 15 elephants, so on the way downstairs to my gran i tripped over the towel and at that point i gave up and just sat down.
and thats how my gran found me, she peeked her head around the door and said 'khair?' (whats up) i looked up at her and just shrugged my shoulders, so she laughed at me and said that what happened to my eye was not bad, its medicine.
medicine? medicine? my god, what sort of person would rub chilli peppers into there eye for the sake of medicine? i just sat there laughing and she looked at me and said seriously its good for you. good for you? ok it reminded me of that time when my mum made me eat chilli paste cause i was rude, and she was threatening me that she would give me spoon full of the stuff and i said so what i eat chillies so ha, so she tested me and i took a whole table spoon of the stuff and my face stayed permanently red until the age of 16, my mum at the time said that it was good for me cause it should have taught me a lesson, dont know bout that..
so people a word of warning, do not mess with the power of chillies unless you want to use it as a weapon against your enemies but remember to wear gloves.