People Are Revealing the Hilarious Food They Thought Was Fancy as a Kid
Kids have a skewed perception of the world. Adults seem impossibly tall. Magic could actually exist. "Garfield" seems funny. Writer Ariel Dumas has highlighted another skewed perception of childhood: Things that are not fancy have the potential to seem ultra-fancy.
It's so subjective that it could be almost anything could fall into that category based on your circumstances. Dumas posed the question to followers on Twitter, "What was the thing you thought was VERY fancy as a kid that turned out not to be?" She helpfully offered her own response to get things going. "I thought Jägermeister was for sophisticated ladies because my mom sometimes sipped some out of a cordial glass at bedtime."
Ok what was the thing you thought was VERY fancy as a kid that turned out not to be?— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) January 10, 2019
I thought Jägermeister was for sophisticated ladies because my mom sometimes sipped some out of a cordial glass at bedtime.
The question pulled in more than 7,000 responses. Many of them included Andes Mints, because, damn, that's a name-brand mint. Other popular answers involved upscale-ish fast-casual chains like Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse. Those make sense because, well, lobster and steak. That's some fancy foodstuff.
Here are some of the best responses.
Candle lit dinners- doesn't matter what the dinner was, if there are candle a then it was fancy.— Amanda Levy (@manniface_cos) January 10, 2019
A fridge with a built-in ice dispenser - such luxury!— Dave Clemente (@Dave_Clemente) January 11, 2019
Often when my dad would travel he’d bring me home a purple Crown Royal bag and I’d get so excited. My mom would get very mad and I never understood why until years later. On multiple levels. At the time I was like, why don’t you want me to have nice things, mom?!— Britt Parbs (@beepstweets) January 10, 2019
This for me.— Christopher (@rotarydialer) January 10, 2019
And tissues were super fancy; we blew our noses with toilet paper.
My best friend’s dad would order us pizza, and after serving us, he would KEEP THE PIZZA BOX IN THE OVEN AND TURN THE OVEN ON WARM.— Kiley Reid (@kileyreid) January 10, 2019
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I thought Piñatas were hundreds of dollars and only for really rich people. I was so mad when I found out they were affordable and I had only gotten one once.— Avery France (@AveryMichelle5) January 10, 2019
Here are some of the best non-food responses.