I put sugar in my rice.
I hate stews generally. So whenever I have to eat white rice and stew, or jollof rice, if there is no banana to eat it with or a drink to down it with, then I sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar in the food to make enable my taste buds tolerate it.
Over the years, this habit has attracted a heckload of criticism from my mother, sisters and friends.
Do I care?
(let me think about it).
I haven’t heard people nag people that drink fizzy drinks or sweet juices with their food, I haven’t seen people glare at them in disapproval. People down 50cl bottles of Coke, Fanta and others, some even down an entire juice box and no one bats an eyelid. But when I sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over my rice, then everyoneremembers to lecture me on diabetes.
Please spare me the hypocritical double standard.
Unlike most people I don’t sit on my behind all day, I exercise and sweat to burn all the sugar I take, which by the way, isn’t that much. And I only sugar my rice if there’s no drink around or a bunch of bananas. I don’t like rice that much.
And comparatively, sprinkling a teaspoon of sugar over my rice is much less than drinking a 50cl bottle of Fanta or an entire pack of 5 Alive juice.
So please let me hear word.
I am Nonso and I put sugar in my rice!!