This is probably petty, but I have decided that I will never again eat shrimp. I made a similar declaration about carrots when I was so short that I could walk under the kitchen table without stooping. I remember it with absolute clarity. I was standing under the kitchen table, facing the east wall of the kitchen which bordered on the back yard, when I made the decision. I must have been 2 or 3 years old. I remember saying to myself “I’m not going to eat carrots anymore.”. There was no precipitating event. I just decided that I and cooked carrots would part ways. I think I was just exercising autonomy and independence at the time, and I remember refusing cooked carrots for many years. Then, sometime in Grade 2 I just decided to eat them again. I was fortunate that no one ever insisted that I eat anything I didn’t want to eat, and I was encouraged to cook for myself at an early age. I love cooked carrots now.
I dislike the taste, texture, smell, and harvesting practices of shrimp, especially the harvesting practices. They are so destructive to the environment. Most people I know love shrimp, but I do not. I do not think I will change my mind about this. There many other fish in the sea.
What are some irrevocable decisions you have made? What moratoriums have you declared? What fish do you like or not like.