Don’t Yuck My Yum!!!



I throw out there that I rock at Trivia Crack, now everyone wants a piece of me.  Do you know how difficult it is to catch up on all of my games I have going?  It doesn’t make it any easier when my wife is now hooked.  Instead of reviewing our day, and mapping out the next, we lay in bed, a foot apart, challenging each other.

It also doesn’t help that I’ve figured out I’m not as good as I thought.

But I digress…

Operation Skinny Hatler took a shot to the gut last week as the Little Debbie “Be My Valentine” red velvet snack cakes appeared, out of nowhere, on the grocery store shelves.  I’ll take those over Christmas Tree cakes any day….and I have….a lot……

But I digress….

A week or so ago we were eating lunch with some dear friends and their children who are roughly the same age as ours.  The young’uns were at another table, talking about food.  One child said they liked something, and one of the children said, “EWWWWW!!!”  Immediately, the parent whipped around and said, “Don’t yuck somebody’s yum!”

We are constantly looking for “yums”, aren’t we?  Whether it be for us, our family, our children, significant other, or just quality of life in general, we’re always looking for the good, not bad.  Everyone’s tastes are different, and what makes us happy, may not get your motor turning.

The question then becomes, why are we so intent on yucking someone else’s yum?

Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I tend to be that “yuck” guy from time to time…..probably more than time to time.

The truth of the matter is that we are so caught up in our own lives and goals, that we fail to see other people’s happiness for what it is….their happiness.

Does it really matter if you like Pineapple and ham pizza, and I don’t?  I can promise you I’m not going to eat that awful combination.  There’s a meat lovers coming out right behind your Hawaiian pizza anyway.

Does it really matter if you’re a vegan, and I like meat?  So what.  As long as I understand that you will have nothing to eat but tofu and hummus when I come over to your Super Bowl party.  However, this does not apply if you drag a McDonalds  bag into Wendy’s…that’s just rude.

You don’t like the way your child’s youth league coach conducts practice and games, yet you’re sitting on the sidelines?  Check the box.  You had every chance to do it yourself, and you didn’t.  I can also promise you that you’re no busier than the people that are out there.

And when the opportunity arises for you to get involved, don’t let it pass you by, and sure as heck don’t worry about those people that are “yucking” your decision.

And does it really matter what a person decides to do when it comes to bettering themselves?  Do those choices and activities REALLY matter to others in the grand scheme of things?

Start focusing on the “yums” and eliminate/get away from the “yucks”.

I’m going to focus on two of my “yums” right now, whole milk and Little Debbies.



3 thoughts on “Don’t Yuck My Yum!!!”

  1. There is another version of this out there. In your terminology, it would be “You think that is yuck. It gets yuckier.” It is most common when discussing your children growing up. The exchange goes something like this:
    Parent 1: I can’t believe my oldest child has grown up this much.
    Parent 2: Just wait. It gets worse when they grow up more.

    Is that supposed to make Parent 1 feel better?

  2. John it sometimes disturbed me how much we think alike! Except I’ve been playing Deer Hunter instead of trivia crack and I’m still waiting to find the red velvet Oreos I saw on Facebook last week! Lol

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