About That Soup #1LinerWeds

Yesterday, I posted about peanut soup, and how most people resist the idea. That made me think of something my family always said. It wasn’t unique to us, but we did use it:

Don’t knock it if you ain’t tried it.

It’s good advice when applied to something like a new food. Less good when said in reply to a statement like, “I don’t think I would enjoy having a piano fall on my head from a fourth-floor window.” And yet we would say it.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone reluctantly tries something.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “About That Soup #1LinerWeds

  1. acflory

    March 2, 2022 at 4:01pm

    lmao – definitely prefer the soup to the piano!

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  2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    March 3, 2022 at 12:55am

    Since most things make me sick, I don’t try many things at all lately.

    My eating is boringly repetitive – and doesn’t upset my innards. I was never adventurous before, but I am almost zero adventurous now – I can’t risk it. Fortunately, there is a decent list of what I can eat. Unfortunately, our dining service seems to go out of its way to send me things that are contaminated by things I don’t expect NOT listed on the menu – and even when the system is supposed to be crossing things off you don’t want, I still get them part of the time, literally and liberally spread over the things I can eat so as to render them inedible for me. Sometimes I’m just a picky eater, I admit, but too often it is going to severely bother my innards.

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      Marian Allen

      March 3, 2022 at 8:30am

      You are so right to be cautious! Food needs to take an oath that starts, “First, do no harm.” Your dining service is UNACCEPTABLE. You aren’t paying for them to make you sick. The least they could do is put the poison on the side, so you can throw it away and eat the edible part of the meal.

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