Do you love hot and spicy foods or do you avoid them for fear of what tomorrow might bring?
It was a bitter and burning lesson. I tried showing my Mexican friend I was as macho as he.
We ate dinner together. He sprinkled salt on a plate, he dabbed a jalapeño in the salt, and took a bite of it with each bite of food.
“Das de way we do eet in Meckico,” he said.
Eager to show my multicultural diversity, tolerance, and machismo I did the same. “Bien,” I said.
He rolled his eyes. “You mus be careful,” he cautioned. “Eef you no use to it you know for sure what Montezuma’s revenge really ees.”
Approximately six hours later I was cursing Montezuma and the horse he road in on. Spending the greater part of an evening on the throne leaves a red ring – that’s my ring of fire.
Here is a the link to my short story for the day, Sex and Dirty Words Before Publishing, Please.