Monday, September 27, 2010

No Five Guys for This Gal

I'm not exactly superstitious, but I do get crazy notions from time to time.  Here's a crazy notion for you:  My husband suggested that we might eat lunch at Five Guys the other day.  For those of you not in the know, I guess Five Guys is giving In N Out a run for their money as the best fast food burger.

At the mention of Five Guys, I whipped my head around, eyes wide, "No!"

Before the poor guy could make a comment, I continued, "My brother ate at Five Guys one day and he died the very next day."

My husband was nonplussed and finally asked mildly, "Do you think that Derek died because he ate at Five Guys?"

I replied that I didn't know, but I do know that I will never eat a Five Guys burger.

Irrational?  Yes, I suppose.  My brother died of aortic dissection, not a bad burger.  Is my refusal to eat at Five Guys somewhat justified?  In my opinion, yes.  Five Guys burgers may not have been the reason my brother passed away (okay, I know they aren't), but I would never be able to eat there because I'd remember that it's where he ate the last time he dined out.

Sorry, Five Guys, I'll be sticking with In N Out.


  1. These kind of superstitions are quite normal when someone has passed away. I was listening to a show hosted by Paul Jones of Manfred Mann the night before my brother was killed. Haven't listened to it since. Stupid, but I associate it with a terrible moment.

  2. I too think this is totally normal for the same reasons Chris stated. It is easy to have a negative association about antything tied to a bad memory or event. But just so you know, I have tried Five Guys and you are not missing out. They are great but In-N-Out is still tops in my book.

  3. Thanks Sarah. I sometimes feel like a weirdo for refusing to entertain the notion of eating at Five Guys, but they really do have a negative association with me now. . .and my brother loved the burger! His actual words were that, "the burgers were damn amazing!" The mind is a funny thing sometimes. Also, I'm glad that you found In-N-Out is better because at least I don't feel like I might be missing something! :)

  4. Thank you, Chris, for understanding and sharing.

    September 28, 2010 12:09 AM