“Try it! It won’t kill you!” A phrase that was often uttered at me in my younger days, normally over some piece of food that I was resisting with all my power.

What a phrase though. “It won’t kill you.”, like that’s going to make you more inclined to try it. It conjures up images in my head of “the second worst scenario”, as in “it won’t kill you… But you may end up paralysed.” Well that’s ok then, I’ll give it a go, whatever it is. You’ve got such a convincing arguement.

My standard response these days is “Won’t kill me? Eating dog shit won’t kill me, but you don’t see me picking up a quick morsel from the litter tray.”

It seems to work.

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