In a 1984 issue of theTown & Country magazine, James Villas wrote an article entitled "The Unsung Sardine" in which he said that "ounce for ounce, sardines provide more calcium and phosphorus than milk, more protein than steak, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than cooked spinach."Imagine how surprised I was when I went to get the kids from school today and Amanda said, "Someone cussed at me at lunch today."
"What? What are you talking about?", I gasped.
"He walked by me and said, 'Jesus Christ, what are you eating?'".
Then Sarah said, "The girl sitting next to me almost threw up. She had to move."
Then Gregory said, "Somebody told the lunch monitor on us."
Sarah said the smell of their sardines created such a ruckus, someone went and got the janitor to intervene. When he discovered they were eating sardines, he told all the kids that sardines are "da bomb", which quelled the riot.
"Did the Asian kids complain?", I wondered.
"No.", they all agreed.
"Okay, sit next to the Asian kids when you eat fish.", I instructed them.
Who knew eating healthy food could be so disturbing?