People, I think I’ve found the one test for true fobs: how they eat a chicken wing. Call me crazy, but I think I’m onto something here.
If you had a scale, my mom would probably be on the fobbiest end of it. Once she’s done eating the meat, she starts chewing the cartilage. And once she’s done with the cartilage, she starts chewing the apparently flavorful bone…by the end of it, there’s a little pile of powdered bone on her plate. Wing has been totally destroyed.
Then, there’s the opposite end of the spectrum. When I moved to the US, I found that people here love wings (especially buffalo wings), but there were clearly some huge cultural differences in eating them. First off, they don’t eat the chicken wing tip! It gets thrown away! Whaaaa??? My mom would be horrified. Not just that, but the meat is chomped at with very little attention to detail. Look closely, and you’d notice that chunks of meat are sometimes left on the bone. (*gasp*)
OK, I know I may be sounding like some kind of crazy person…what’s the big deal, it’s just a chicken wing, right? But seriously, pay attention the next time you’re eating wings with your fobby friend, versus your non-fob friend. You’ll know what I’m talking about!