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Brussels sprouts - food, or foul?

Something cool I discovered today: Waitrose have walking stick holders on their shopping trolleys! How awesome is that? I'm used to having to balance my stick over the handle and hoping it doesn't fall off as I go round the shop (because I really don't want the end that touches the ground lying in the trolley alongside my food). I expect they also work for umbrellas - some shapes of umbrella, anyway.

Richard and I had an "argument" last night about the number of Brussels sprouts that a person would consume at Christmas, given all the other vegetables we are preparing. I thought that 4-6 would be the right sort of number, my mum thought it would be more like 6-8. Richard won by pointing out that the number that a "normal" person would consume is zero.

Poll #1503127 The Great Brussels Sprouts Quiz of 2009!

Do you like Brussels sprouts?

No - they are little green balls of Satan!
6(10.7%)
I don't like them, but I respect other people's right to call them food.
17(30.4%)
I am totally ambivalent. If you put sprouts in front of me I will eat them, if you don't I won't mind.
9(16.1%)
I like sprouts, but they don't like me! (They give me digestive woes).
0(0.0%)
Sprouts are lovely! What's all the fuss about?
24(42.9%)


If I was feeling more brain-full I could extend the questions to ask about other cabbagey things (I personally love white cabbage in raw or cooked form, and red cabbage raw, but don't care for cooked red cabbage or any kind of green cabbage), but that would take Effort which I should probably be spending on tidying up the house before our visitors tomorrow. We have decided not to make it TIDY (because that is impossible with the time available), but there needs to be enough chair and table space for everyone, and currently all conceivable surfaces are covered with books, tv and video game controllers, plushie toys, cameras, bits of circuit board, screwdrivers...
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