Jodo Kast Aug 26, 2015
A few days ago, I ate half a 12 inch turkey sub from Subway. The next morning, I found it difficult to eat breakfast and had to leave work early. I slept for 5 hours, and then had diarrhea. About 15 minutes later, I threw up tremendously. Whatever it was, my body decided it was going to go, as it used both ends of the digestive tract. Right after throwing up, I brushed my teeth and was able to put down half a sweet potato. Those are, from a nutritional viewpoint, the opposite of lettuce. I figured I lost nearly all the nutrients in my body, so what better than sweet potato?
I was able to eat a normal breakfast and lunch the following day, but the diarrhea persisted. I learned something about diarrhea, something quite painful. If you think you have it - don't eat spicy foods. I'd rate that experience as just slightly less delightful than the insertion of the chest tube during my first lung surgery.
Despite all of this, I wanted to know more and was able to develop a theory. For the past month, the grocery store near me has had a sign posted in the deli about the turkey shortage. I asked the girl that grabs my meat if the turkey shortage is just here or everywhere? She said it's everywhere. So then, at least, I could speculate that the Subway was also low on turkey and used whatever they had, old or new.