At a recent brunch buffet, a guy at my table said something like, "Mmm, bacon."
Another guy said, "I don't eat bacon anymore."
And then they went on to just, like, talk about random things that had nothing to do with bacon!
I didn't even realize it was possible to do that. I thought that whenever a person says they don't eat bacon, the other person is obligated to begin the reenactment of John Travolta (Vincent) and Samuel L. Jackson's (Jules) discussion about bacon from PULP FICTION.
Vincent: Want some bacon?
Jules: No man, I don't eat pork.
Vincent: Are you Jewish?
Jules: Nah, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all.
Vincent: Why not?
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy melon farmer.
I mean, right? Isn't it a requirement to quote this in these sorts of situations?!!
I brought up their missed chance a few minutes later, because it was causing me such anxiety that they'd let it go like that. Everyone at the table just kind of gave me odd looks, though. I guess they've never heard the talking-about-not-eating-bacon rule.
Or maybe I'm just a dork.