Sated Yet?

Sweets on the Window, Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

Sweets on the Window, Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo Credit (c) Likeitiz

There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.”  Somehow, it seems apt.  There is the sense of sadness after going over the top with a meal.  A sense of melancholy.  Or is it because all our blood flow is geared towards digesting the large bolus of nutrients and so our brain goes into a passive subdued mode?

European Cheese Selection at the Coop in Florence, Italy, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

European Cheese Selection at the Coop in Florence, Italy, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

This also reminds me of the scene in that Monty Python film, “The Meaning of Life,” where a posh restaurant maitre’d played by John Cleese, has to serve a real cantankerous middle-aged patron, Mr. Creosote, played by Terry Jones, who also directed the movie. The man is obviously beyond obese but he continues to allow himself to be persuaded to devour large amounts of food.

Deli Window Display in Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Deli Window Display in Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

At the end of his meal, the maitre’d tries to coax the fat man to take a little more. He refuses.  More prodding and cajoling to take perhaps a “leeetle leeetle wafer theen meent.”  He finally agrees and the maitre’d places the mint in his mouth.  Within a few seconds we are witness to an explosion in the dining room. The fat man has exploded.  His chest is wide open and all his ribs and entrails are exposed and some pieces have been thrown at the maitre’d and other diners. I know. It’s gross. But, when you watch it, you can’t help but laugh. It’s so Monty Python! (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. And for those who don’t like Monty Python.)

There were just too many great selections of Chianti Classico at the Coop in Florence, Italy, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Angeli Picache

There were just too many great selections of Chianti Classico at the Coop in Florence, Italy, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Angeli Picache

And so, for the theme Saturated, as the Weekly Photo Challenge put out by Michelle W. of the Daily Post, I am providing photos of over the top window displays to saturate your senses.  I hope you all have fun with it.

French Macaron Display at Le Notre, Rue D'Antibes, Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

French Macaron Display at Le Notre, Rue D’Antibes, Cannes, France, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

 

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  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    This is absolutley brilliant, great response to the challenge and hilarious!

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  9. I love all these food and yes, the sweets! One of the things I truly miss in the Philippines are the food and desserts. My sister has a dessert place next to our house with expresso coffee and stuff. Guess were was I every morning during last year’s vacation? Yep, munching enseymada, brazos and sans rival.

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