By Grace Dowling, Give a Little Grace –
definitely is one of a kind.
First, she eats mostly natural foods. This is not because she is into healthy food, but
because she is allergic to many of the dyes added to most foods. Sometimes she goes off her diet,
but occasionally sneaks foods that she shouldn’t eat.
I find this weird because who wants to eat all natural. That’s just gross. Although, come
to think of it, she does happen to make some of the best chocolate chip cookies around.
One time we were allowed to take food into the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids,
because my friend told the bag checkers that it was food for her special diet. She said she was
allergic to everything they sold, so they let her bring in Little Caesar’s pizza. Um, right.
I guess sometimes being allergic can be good for something after all, because we didn’t
have to pay for food that night and we all know how arena food is crazy expensive. As an added
bonus, we actually snuck in food that was not on her diet. It was actually tasty!
Another all natural food she insists on is Breyer’s Ice Cream, which costs a lot more than
any other brand. What makes it all natural? The package says: “Made with fresh cream, sugar,
milk, and Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans. Made with non-GMO sourced
ingredients.” Yes, powdered milk, artificial sweeteners, and generic vanilla cost less. They also
taste weird. So in this case, you get what you pay for in taste.
She also has another weird habit; she doesn’t like to wear pants. One time I walked into
her room and said, “You’re wearing pants!” I was totally surprised by the fact that she was
actually wearing some. She then burst out laughing and said, “Yes, I guess I am!”
Sometimes I’ll just be sitting on her bed and then she’ll say, “Sorry, but I can’t stand it
any longer. They have to come off.”
I don’t know why she can’t just wear sweatpants like a normal person or even pajama
pants. At least she wears pants when she leaves the house.
People might be asking themselves what is wrong with this person? Actually, there is
nothing wrong with her besides the fact that she eats weird and doesn’t like to wear pants around
the house. It’s not like she doesn’t wear underwear; she’s just not a fan of wearing pants at home.
When I shared what I had wrote with my friend she said she laughed so hard she was
crying. Then she messaged me and said, “As I’m lying in bed with no pants.” How ironic is that,
someone sitting around in her underwear, not wearing pants, and then reading about it?
I guess we all have our quirks. It’s what makes each of us unique.