Although we’ve known for a few months now that eating salad is good for you, it’s not the funniest foodie experience out there. If we’re totally honest, we’d prefer chewing through a zombie’s discarded leg flesh than eat yet another drab bowl of lettuce and a few sorry tomatoes. But laugh at salad we must.
So how do you go about crafting a convincing salad laugh? Well, we’ve trawled the web and have discovered a few young ladies doing a masterful job of it. So here’s a handy guide to get you through your next salad experience. Hats off, girls!
Hold it in your mouth for a while
If you’ve ever bitten off more food than you can chew and had to dangle it out of your mouth like a rogue tongue, you’ll know how hilarious it feels. You can’t help but laugh or, if you’re on a date, panic wildly and try to pull the abandoned food from your soggy lips. So as long as you’re among friends, just let all the leaves hang out – and watch the lols roll in.
Enjoy it with a glass of ice cold water
Imagine a crisp, cold bowl of salad. Now imagine enjoying it with a wine glass full of cold water next to you. The goosebumps you’ll get will be enough to send you into a fit of chilly giggles.
Stare long and hard at it
The concept of laughing at salad is as old as the hills now, but once upon a time it was considered absurd and unnatural. Just take a moment while you’re eating your greens to look it over. It’s just some leaves in a bowl. And you’re trying to force yourself to laugh at it. It’s utter nonsense. Now if that doesn’t make your sides split, then we’ll be damned.
Take it outside
Sometimes all you need is the chance to take in some fresh air and clear your head. So go for a mid-afternoon stroll and don’t get too caught up in the salad laughter stress. And here’s the tip: take a single salad leaf with you. Trust us – once you’re staring up at the sun and feeling the cool breeze on your skin, you’ll be laughing your tits off and gobbling up that rocket like there’s no tomorrow.
Nobody can feel true mirth if they’re not 100% relaxed. So why not take your salad to bed with you? We know it sounds crazy, but it obviously worked for this young woman. Just look at her! Recline on your back, front or side – it’s totally up to you – but don’t forget to cross your feet, cradle your bowl with care and shove in a tomato.