Toothache leads to food poisoning

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There seems to be a strange rash of toothache and oral dentistry gone awry stories lately. My buddy Elle recently had an impacted wisdom tooth pulled. Poor Spy Scribbler has been having one dental problem after another. And the guy who works my old graveyard shift called in sick for the last two days because of an abscessed tooth.

I felt bad for him, so I worked the two shifts for him. And you know that old adage: no good deed goes unpunished. Last night, during said shift, I got a little hungry and decided to buy a pre-made sandwich wrap. Roast beef and asiago cheese wrapped up in an herb-seasoned tortilla. Sounds good, no? I thought so. What I didn’t realize at the time is that the thing was delivered a little more than two weeks ago, and was well past the expiration date. The reason I didn’t know that is because I didn’t bother to check the date on the package. It became apparent about half an hour after I finished eating the thing, though.

Henceforth I will refer to asiago as the “nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, so you can’t rest” cheese.

10 thoughts on “Toothache leads to food poisoning

  1. Oh, Kel. So sorry. Maybe it’s because Asiago cheese sort of has the word “ass” in it. You wouln’t eat “Barfalonia” cheese, would you?

  2. Hi BG!

    Ugh! I’m so sorry you had to go through that.

    I took an 8-hour nap this afternoon/evening, hoping I’d feel better on the other end. It’s getting better, but I still feel like a human train wreck. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

  3. Robin,

    You’re so right. I should have thought more deeply about da cheese. In fact, I’m heading to the fridge right now to chuck the Barfelonia my hubby brought home this evening.

  4. Sounds horrible! I see your sense of humor is okay, though.

    “Henceforth I will refer to asiago as the “nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, so you can’t rest” cheese.”

    Best bit of writing I’ve read today!

    Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Hope you feel better soon. =)

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