So I went out to this restaurant last night where after a lovely meal, I defied a couple million New Years’ Resolutions and ordered a decadent chocolate dessert - y'know that cake thingy that’s all chocolate and gooey inside? Yeah that one.
Anyways, it was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s... smooth and creamy and all shades of decadent indeed... until I found something unsually crunchy between my teeth.
I spat it out viciously, suddenly nauseated, trying not to scream like a banshee. At first I thought it was a termite and I was tempted to ask the waiter for some bleach or arsenic to wash out my mouth. Then, upon closer inspection, we saw that it was in fact, a bee and for some reason, this revelation made me feel slightly less grossed out.
The manager came over apologising furiously and I joked around saying that they should call an ambulance. I don’t like making a scene or being rude (unless it’s absolutely necessary) so I told him not to worry about it. It clearly wasn’t their fault. I could just imagine that the dessert must have been so delicious that the bee thought “hey, let’s make some chocolate honey” and dove right in before being shoved into the oven.
It was during the drive home that I began to think about it. Why me? Why the bee? What did this mean? Why is it that on the day I decide to have dessert, something like that happens? Was it God’s way of helping me through the no junk food policy? Was it some kind of a good luck sign – like when a bird shits on your head? Did this mean that something great was going to happen (because symbolically bees are generally associated with good omens in various cultures)? Was my life going to change by this single arbitrary incident and be everything that I’ve ever dreamt of it being and more?
And while watching the clouds gather and the sun set on the horizon, I came to the conclusion that sometimes, we think too damn much about a whole lot of shit. It was just dessert. It was just a bee. And better a bee than a fly innit. I think next time I’ll just order one of these cakes instead ;P