Monday, March 27, 2006

I think cheese is highly overrated and highly overused. It’s like everywhere you go, everything you order these days comes with cheese. At fast food places it’s not enough to order a HAMburger, you need to specify it’s a “Hamburger, no cheese” (using the word without in place of no usually results in a cheeseburger). I’m not asking for a cheeseburger here. Salads come with cheese on them by default. We’re stuffing cheese into the crusts of pizzas, buying casseroles with cheese baked in already, and even filling cheese inside pasta! Cheese should be an add-on product only people! Not everyone likes the stuff. I mean we accommodate people who are handicapped with parking spaces, low-grade ramps and elevators; all I am asking for is to NOT assume that we all want everything we eat smothered in cheese. It’s not like it costs as much as an elevator to not put the cheese on the salad, in fact, it saves money because the national cheese supply will not diminish as quickly! All I want is for no more bizarre looks when I order that chicken without cheese, and no more sounds of annoyance when I say, “Hold the cheddar on my fries.” There are more of us out there than you think, so cheese up people!

On a side note (I've been informed that the phrase By the way makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever) does anyone else think it’s ironic that Joan Osborne sings the song “One of Us” that just happened to be the theme song to the has-been CBS TV show “Joan of Arcadia” in which the main character Joan alluded to the actual person Joan of Arc who claimed God appeared to her time after time as different people?

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Thank you for pointing that out! It's amazing what comes with cheese these days and it's always like this big shock or hassle if you don't want any.

Andy said...

James, we're totally on to you and your fake hatred of cheese. No one who is told by the pizza guy that he eats so much pizza he will turn into one can plausibly suggest a hatred of cheese, unless said pizza has no cheese, which I know for a fact it did.

Julie said...

I totally agree with Andy here....just suck it up and eat the cheese! And what on earth does cheese up mean??

Jimmy said...

Cheese up. It's a play on words, you know, ease up, cheese up. It's a pun. Come on now Julie.