“I can’t come in to work today because a Kalamata olive fractured my tooth”
DadTired has become the latest member of an online self-help group after suffering at the pip of an olive. The #middleclassinjuries club on twitter is growing as pesky olives and other foods are causing injuries all over the country.
Really? Oh yes, really!!
DadTired prepared our midweek dinner. It was a plate piled with mixed green leaves, pastrami, hummus and olives. Lots and lots of olives.
Don’t get me wrong, I love it but you need to understand, dear reader, that DadTired has gone on a major food journey over the last 20 years. In his words, he started out as a ‘meat-and-potato’ man with ‘working class tastebuds’. One of our early dates included a trip to Cardiff’s indoor market to look at the butchers stall *memory shudder*
He was very food unadventurous and very difficult to take out to dinner!
I am still amazed at his transformation. Proud too, but also frustrated that it took him so long to get there!
And somehow we’re still together. Eating olives on a Tuesday night.
So as DadTired was once again eulogising about the deliciousness of his freshly purchased Kalamata olives something bad happened. He bit into an un-pitted one and the pip pierced and fractured his tooth, resulting in a night of broken sleep, over dramatic google searching in the middle of the night for quick fix toothache relief until a trip to the dentist the following morning.
The joys of the world wide web meant he discovered solace in the Twitter hashtag group #middleclassinjuries, started by Greg Jenner, from Surrey, after he pulled a muscle in his neck whilst sneezing.
So whether you’ve dislocated a thumb opening a bottle of Prosecco, have sore gums from eating overly sharp home-baked Kale crisps or developed tennis elbow from double-kneading Sourdough bread you will never be alone with #middleclassinjuries *lol*
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.