shamrock  
   
 

My mother told me when I was very young and easy to manipulate that vegetables were candy. I thus grew up obsessed with all green foods: broccoli, asparagus, spinach. If it was green, I loved it. I only realized once I entered elementary school that my peers did not share my sentiments, but I endured. I was called gross for liking spinach. It hurt. But revenge is sweet: I’ve never had a cavity.