Do you (or did you) have a mother or grandmother who believed that fish oil was a panacea? That taking a regular dose would prevent you from catching almost any disease, either serious or minor? And if you had already caught something, fish oil would make it go away?
My grandma Connie, was one of those people! Every time I went to her house she made me take "cod-liver oil." I was at her house a lot! I'm not talking about fish oil nicely hidden in a sissy capsule. I'm talking about two tablespoons of vomit inducing "cod liver oil" right out of the bottle. If there is anything nastier, I've never heard of it, or tasted it. The smell was not to be believed.
My grandma would always tell us that in addition to the "miracle" healing properties of the oil, it would keep us "regular." I could not have made it any clearer to her, that I had no problems in this area!
Seriously, what was up with this concern about my bowel movements? And why do some old folks have a "fixation" on this subject? Is that what they talk about amongst themselves?
If I EVER get to the point of answering a "how ya doing?" inquiry, with something like, "I'm doing pretty good thanks, but I'm just not as regular as I used to be!" I want to be put someplace. Someplace quiet, with soothing lighting and regular doses of mind numbing medication.
She also said that her mother always made her take it and as a result, she was never sick. So this was some kind of sick payback? Because she had to, we had to? In addition, whenever we were at her house and wanted a snack there were two choices; peanuts and prunes! Let's do the math...
Cod Liver Oil + prunes + peanuts = IHED
IHED = Improvised Human Explosive Device
I'm thinking granny may have had some type of fetish or bizarre interest in the scatological sciences...