By Stan Bargmeyer, life-long Coma resident and Coma News Intern
Fried chicken is a pretty good food to eat, especially if you avoid eating the bones.
I just try my best to eat around the bones. If I can manage to do that, I find I actually kind of enjoy eating fried chicken.
I avoided eating the popular food for years following several near-death experiences as a younger man.
It used to be that I would just eat all of the fried chicken and sharp pieces of bone would get stuck in my throat and I’d almost die. It was my fear of dying and dislike for the taste of bones that made me give up fried chicken, entirely.
Recently, my friends encouraged me to give fried chicken another chance and they went to great lengths to explain that the bones were not, in fact, edible. With great reservations, I gave chicken another chance and had encouraging results.
It was a little clumsy at first and I only really nibbled around the edges because I didn’t want to eat the bone. But with some practice, I got the hang of it and decided it was pretty decent, as far as food goes.
My recent success with fried chicken has inspired me to reconsider other foods I stopped eating or never tried because I thought they were dangerous or too exotic or just not the type of food people like me would eat. But now I think I want to try those things. Like pancakes.