Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pride... and Moctezuma's Revenge

Well, I'll have to admit it. I'm guilty of pride. I had congratulated myself in taking all precautions to avoid the gastroenteritis that afflicts many tourists coming to Mexico, so determined was I that I would be the exception to Moctezuma's long list of conquests. I dutifully soaked all fruit and vegetable that I wouldn't cook later (I may have even washed them when not sure whether I'd eat them raw or cook them later!) in the prescribed disinfectant, avoided eating anything roadside, even cooked items; in fact, I prided myself in being super-vigilant so as to avoid the "affliction". It worked well for over a year. (Heck, I even washed chicken, the only meat I eat!) In the end, it looks as if Moctezuma was bent on scoring once again, regardless of vigilance or pride.

I tried to review all my actions preceding the event, but could find no culprit... unless it was that Iceberg lettuce that I let soak for only 10 minutes? It was so nicely wrapped in clear plastic. . . It looked so innocent. . . Could it be that a shortcut of a measly five minutes or so can make such a difference?

I guess it probably did. Oh, well. Live and learn.

And now, I have to run.


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Barb said...

I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself and drink lots of water.

Stargazer said...

Thanks, I did, and feel much better today.

Freely Living Life said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!! =)


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