I mean, there wasn’t exactly a lesson per se, but I realized as an adult that I had perfected the art of the grab-a-fistful-sweep-and-stuff motion. It’s quite efficient, really. I subsequently realized that it was less than dainty, so I have reformed my technique. (Unless it’s a dark movie theatre, then all bets are off!)
Popcorn is a wonderfully salty food. Have you ever tried to eat popcorn without a beverage nearby? It goes something like this, you eat a little. Then eat a little more. You’re good as long as you keep eating the popcorn. But eventually, you feel as if you’re dying of thirst, so you run for a glass of something refreshing to wash it down!
Here in Texas, we know Mexican food. One of the glorious aspects of a Mexican restaurant in Texas is the endless baskets of fresh chips and salsa they bring at the beginning of the meal. It has the same effect as the popcorn. You can eat the chips for a while. You can power on to more chips, but eventually, you’ll be driven to take a big satisfying gulp of your beverage of choice!
“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:5-6