Aversion to Garlic

34D4BD58-24EB-48D4-B6CF-DD27CBA99EF5“Now you’ve gone and done it,” Mario said.

“Gone and done what?” Luigi asked.

“Do I have to draw you a picture?”

“Well, since I have no idea what you’re talking about, perhaps you can assist me and illustrate for me whatever it is you’re trying to tell me.”

“So we are Italian chefs, right?” Mario said. “We have our own Italian restaurant, right?”

“Will you get to the point, already?”

“People are asking me if you’re a vampire.”

“What? Why would anyone think I’m a vampire?”

“Well, for one thing, no one ever sees you during daylight hours,” Mario said.

“Our restaurant is only open for dinner, and during the day I’m locked away in the kitchen prepping for dinners,” Luigi explained.

“But it’s also your aversion to garlic,” Mario added. “Vampires don’t like garlic, but who ever heard of an Italian chef who doesn’t love the compelling aroma of garlic?”

“So between not being seen in public during the day and not liking the odor of garlic,” Luigi said, “people think I’m a vampire? That’s utterly ridiculous.”

“Luigi, don’t be so fractious,” Mario said,” I know that, with your acquisitive nature, you will work hard to acquire a tolerance for garlic so that our restaurant, Mario’s and Luigi’s Authentic Italian Bistro, will become known for its flavorful, garlic-enhanced dishes.”

“Fine,” Luigi said, “But if people see me wearing a surgical mask to protect my olfactory receptors from being overwhelmed by garlic, they better not start calling me Dr. Frankenstein.”

Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (done), The Daily Spur (assist), Word of the Day Challenge (illustrate), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vampire), Ragtag Daily Prompt (odor), Nova’s Daily Random Word (fractious), and Your Daily Word Prompt (acquisitive).

13 thoughts on “Aversion to Garlic

  1. Sadje July 30, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    Poor guy! Forced to cook with garlic.

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  2. newepicauthor July 30, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    They might lose customers because they think Luigi is wearing the mask due him contracting bird flu.

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    • Fandango July 30, 2019 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Roberta.


  3. Tien Skye July 31, 2019 / 1:09 am

    Hahah, Dr Frankenstein! LOL. Thanks for putting a laugh on me today 🙂

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  4. leigha66 July 31, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    I’m not a big fan of garlic, I helped too many customers in my day who REEKED of garlic. I’m afraid I will over use it so I go really light with it in recipes. Nice one Fandango!

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    • Fandango July 31, 2019 / 10:24 pm

      I like garlic, but not too heavy. Really light is probably the best way to go.

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  5. Carol Anne August 1, 2019 / 5:08 am

    Wow you got them all in one go good going fandango! ❤

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