Thanks Facebook for the photo.

Becky proudly announced that she’s been using my egg test (dunk them in water–if they float they’re rotten). I was proud of us. I felt like we were making progress, and I thought Excellent Notion was part of that. Then I watched Becky do the egg test. “Hurray, they floated!”

At first I thought she was being sarcastic, but then I realized that Becky thinks that floating eggs are fresh. She got the egg test backwards. I explained to her that the eggs float when they’re filled with noxious, rotting gas. I really rained on her parade, and I was feeling a little guilty because my egg knowledge was making me feel superior.

Then she decided to eat them anyway. She confessed this was the second time she’d done the egg test backwards, and she didn’t get food poisoning before. Maybe she’s built up an immunity to rotten food. I know I have.

One of my finest moments.

Camille Campbell is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. She writes screenplays and blog posts - usually with comedic flavor. She's been published on Reductress, The Toast and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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