If you were at a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do?
That all depends. What kind of dressing do I have with my salad? If we’re talking a good brand of honey mustard, why not eat it? Protein.
Kidding. I wouldn’t eat a roach in my salad. In fact, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t eat a salad. But if I did find a roach in my food, I’d probably freak out and jump back from the table so quickly that my chair falls over. I’d also probably scream like a girl.
I’d feel bad for drawing attention to what would probably be a really embarrassing situation for my friend. But the freak out would likely be my honest reaction in the moment.
How would you respond to the roach in your salad?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.