i'm going to tell you something that happened to me at work on friday. please don't judge me, i know i'm stupid.
i was in the workroom after lunch and R was eating a chilli and offered me some. no thanks said i. later that same day, i was stopped by R in the lunch room. try this, he said, offering me an almost completely eaten chilli. no thanks said i again. just put your finger on it and taste it. ok said i, completely unaware of the outcome of such a stupid action. i put my finger on the already eaten chilli and put my finger on my tongue. that doesn't sound so bad does it? well it was. really bad. really, really bad. i don't know what type of chilli it was but i'll never do such a stupid thing again. in about 5 seconds my mouth was on fire. it was almost unbearable. it was a gradual thing too, slowly getting more and more intense. i couldn't believe what was happening to me. i went to drink my milky drink and R stopped me. i went to the fridge and had a spoonful of S's yoghurt. it helped a little bit but not much. then my lips started to burn. and burn. R said whatever you do, don't lick them. idiot. they were very red as if i was suddenly wearing lipstick. the sensation lasted about an hour. i know it was stupid on my part to partake of the chilli but, how idiotic of R to offer it to me knowing the outcome. he was almost gloating. b*****d. i felt like an idiot but have learnt a valuable lesson i suppose. beware of crazy men bearing chillies.