I took this psychology class in college.
Why do people eat hot chilis?
The theory was the body produces endorphins to fight the pain of the spice.
The overshoot is the rush
On my way home, I capitalized on living in a superior food city by stopping off for some sweet stuff
Shrimp Pad Thai
Pork Drunken Noodles
Beef salad with onion, cilantro, mint and lime
the crirical fork in the road here was the question from the owner…
and away we go
the pad thai was ok hot
the drunken noodles was real hot, but not unbearable
the beef salad with the “spicy?” uptick had that devilish thai trick. The heat comes around the side of the house. it slithers in. it sets up klieg lights and then when there is way too much down the gullet to resist…Closeup!!!
unbearable pain.tears rolling, nose snorting, brow sweating pain
but now the joy.
I have cracked my own personal best. I have opened the doors. I have hit some good stuff.