Lovely Picture, right?
Well, the other day after work, Jonathan and I were going to split a snack: a chocolate Vitatop muffin. Even though I knew these guys needed to be kept in the freezer, I foolishly set it on the counter for a few days. When we opened it, there were a couple spots of mold. A couple.
So I picked those parts off and ate it. Jonathan was horrified/disgusted - how could I possibly eat something that was moldy? I'd get sick! When I informed him that I've sometimes served him bread products that had mold I'd picked off, he left the room very displeased (and asked me later to never serve him something that had once had mold on it, even if I had picked it off).
Fair enough - I won't serve my husband slightly moldy bread. But myself? I have to say, I'll probably continue to do it. 1) I've done this for awhile now - and I mean, I'm not talking like the whole thing is covered in mold (gross), I'm just saying that if there's one spot of mold, you can safely pick it off (and the surrounding areas) and be fine; 2) this self-imposed rule generally just applies to bread-like products (coughandmaybecheesecough) - not stuff like meat (I mean, I don't eat meat - but if I did and it was moldy, I wouldn't eat it) or fish; 3) and this might throw some people for a loop, but - it's never made me sick before, so why stop doing it?
Sarah and I were discussing one of her roommates once. She said the girl was a freak about expired food/food that had fallen on the ground/moldy food, etc. She wouldn't even go near it. If a food was one of those things, it was garbage as far as she was concerned. And Sarah, on the other hand, has a view similar to my own.
So what's the funny thing? Sarah said her roommate was constantly sick. All the time - colds, flus, stomach bugs, you name it. And Sarah: rarely sick. I hate to correlate the two - but I also have to say, Jonathan gets sick somewhat often. And me? Hardly ever. I don't think I've had a cold/flu in years.
I'm no doctor or scientist - but could there be an immunity connection to exposing oneself to germs vs. avoiding them at all costs? Don't know.
What about you guys? Jonathan's school of thought or mine?