Plus! Eric Adams Watch!! Reflections On Peeling Grapes!!!
I would read oodles and oodles and oodles of senior citizen roulette. Keep them coming!
Cafe Anne HOF: "They say God comes when you need him, not when you want him" -- your follow up questions are a master class.
Happy early birthday to you, Anne! Thank you for making Monday mornings bright.
OK, Anne - I’m 72. Since I’m slightly dyslexic, what’s question 27?
Ok, is this a typical politician or what? Constantly tells everyone he hates rats. And then we find out his own house is actually infested with rats and he lost a court case about it! And it wasn't even the first time he's been in court about it?
This is incredible to me, and also super disappointing. I thought he was supposed to be cool and different.
Wow! Senior Citizen Roulette may be my new favorite thing!
I was missing the Eric Adams Watch, so this one hit the spot, Anne! I loved, or should I say, hated, his Valentine's Day message. Seriously, that one was a master class in weird. Also, I was thrilled to see that Eric Adams isn't above the law. Sure, it's a relatively small fine, but it's good to know that the rule of law is still alive and well in NYC. That said, I need to know more about this recycling rat nest the Mayor left outside his door. Is it possible that he was framed? Or, do you think Eric Adams embodies a kind of duality where he hates rats so much that he's determined to help them multiply? Maybe that's a little too Jungian for Eric Adams, or maybe his war against the rats is a war for his soul.
Isn't most of the nutrition in the grape skin? So wasn't the doting mother inadvertently denying her eventually-a-billionaire-son valuable, brain-fuelling nutrition? Would he be even richer now if he HAD EATEN THE SKIN?! I don't peel grapes or carrots for the same reason.
And oh my holy god do I love senior citizen roulette! Can we all play? interviewing seniors form different parts of the world? I'll volunteer to do Australia!
AWESOME post, Anne - Senior Citizen Roulette is an incredible invention! What a great bunch of people with such wonderful answers. 🙌
There is ONE grape that is worth peeling and that is the Concord grape. It is so juicy and flavorful, and the skin is just the packaging that gets in the way. It’s worth getting your fingers sticky!!
My mother used to take the pits out of cucumbers for my brother.
Looks like no one answered about grapes! You peel them for toddlers so they don’t choke on the skin. After they’re better at chewing and swallowing, there’s no need. But to carry it on very long is such a loving act. It’s very tedious.
Senior citizen roulette is a delight. I’d say you’re brave but I think NYers almost expect it. 🤣
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My grandma always peeled grapes! And most of my other relatives, too. I think it's fairly common practice in China (for fear of pesticides or perhaps because of the texture) and other parts of Asia, too. See: https://www.reddit.com/r/China/comments/ctv6mr/is_this_a_china_only_thing_peeling_grapes_because/
and also: https://www.quora.com/Why-dont-Japanese-people-eat-grape-skins
I have an idea maybe it’s dumb but maybe it’s not: junior citizen roulette. I for one am curious what the 18-22 yo crowd thinks about all this
Hello! I do not peel kiwi fruit. I do peel chicken thighs if the skin is not crisped. I hope you have a happy birthday!
I wonder if it's the act of peeling grapes or having a mother who peels them for you? I suspect it's the latter, but that's just me.
Senior citizen roulette really felt like roulette with the "what's the worst thing that ever happened to you question." Also, it's fun to play along and try to answer the questions myself.
Happy, happy, happy birthday, Anne!!