i once went to dinner with a friend and his family during a work trip to barcelona and his little one wanted plain noodles. after getting his dish, he put a whole lot of grated parmesan cheese, despite his father’s protest. of course, no more than 5 minutes later, he asks us to remove the cheese from his noodles. i told him that cheese has calcium which makes you strong and that batman (yes, THE batman) eats his noodles with a lot of cheese so he can be as strong as he is.
now is that a lie? science is still out. regardless, it worked, and the thrill was almost as powerful as the thrill i get doing my #1 favorite pastime, jaywalking.