Monday, December 12, 2011

Would You Rather Eat Dog Food Or Be Shot In The Knee?

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This past weekend I was flipping channels trying to recover my sanity by vegging out in front of the TV, and I came across a show that was asking contestants if they would rather eat dog food for a year or be shot in the knee.

For some reason, this turned into quite a family discussion, and I thought about it long after I’d gone to bed that night.

I know, random, right?

But if that were seriously a choice, I think I would choose to eat dog food for a year, although it might depend on who the person was who was shooting me in the knee.

You see, if you get shot in the cartilage that holds the kneecap in place, I’m pretty sure that’s irreplaceable and I would be crippled for life. But if the shooter could place it just right, it might heal quickly and be okay. Generally, though, knee injuries are hard to overcome and plague you long after it’s healed (yeah, I ripped up my knee during high school and sometimes it still bugs me.) So after remembering that, I went back to my original decision of the dog food for a year.

The thing about the dog food is that it probably wouldn’t be nutritionally balanced and I’d have to carefully choose what kind to eat. And plug my nose while I ate it. And be very, very hungry in order to eat it in the first place. Hey, I wonder if that could count as a diet?

Thankfully, I don’t have to really make that choice, but it was sort of interesting to think about. If you had to answer the question, what would you pick? Eat dog food for a year or be shot in the knee? A dilemma to be sure.


Sarah Pearson said...

This is tough. I don't like nasty tasting stuff - but I like pain even less. I'd go for the dog food but maybe add a nice sauce to disguise the flavour :-)

Jon Spell said...

Are we talking canned dog food, or dry? If you've ever seen Dinty Moore Beef Stew coming out of the can, it looks surprisingly like something you might feed your dog. I wonder if you put a can of dog food in a sauce pan and heated it up, if it would be more palatable?

I know a lot of people with knee trouble (not from getting shot) and it doesn't seem worth it getting it over with.

I wonder what the percentage of answers would be at a prison.

Julie: what you describe on how to eat it is what I have to do in order to eat yogurt (which is supposed to be good for me)

Gayle said...

I want to say that is an intriguing question, but I don't think intriguing is quite the right word. Bizarre, or maybe morbid? Hmmm. :-)

I'd have to agree with you and go with the dog food, as disgusting as that might sound. At least there is an end in sight -- with the knee option you could be left with a lifetime of repercussions. (But on the other hand, maybe the dog food would mess up your insides so much you'd have never-ending problems as well...)

Debra Erfert said...

I was at WalMart buying a bag of Purina dog chow for my dog , in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog chow, RIGHT ??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again, and that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in intensive care, with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and all you do is load your pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle's rear-end and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Better watch what you ask me and be prepared for my answer. (by the way...this isn't my story, but a borrowed one. lol)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Sarah, I think it would have to be DROWNING in sauce. Haha

Jon, you made me laugh out loud. Thanks for clarifying that you know a lot of people with knee pain, but not from being shot. LOL And I hadn't thought of the prison angle.

Gayle, it is a bit bizarre. Sorry about that. :) And it probably would mess up your insides. I'm so glad I don't have to really make that choice.

Debra, I laughed and laughed at your story. THANK YOU for sharing that.

Thanks for all the comments! That was fun.