When I was a kid, I couldn’t bear the taste of cucumbers. I still detest them. I reckon children’s author, Roald Dahl also hated cucumbers. Dahl created the “snozzcumber” – an imaginary equivalent of cucumbers contained in his children’s book, “BFG”. BFG hated snozzcumbers. He would stomp on you for putting snozzcumber in his sandwich. I would probably react in a similar manner. If you made two sandwiches, one with snozzcumber and the other one without, but used the same knife to cut my sandwich, I could taste the snozzcumber juice from my sandwich. While sitting in college one day over sandwiches, we were chatting about nothing as we always did. A friend of mine identified me as having the “cucumber gene”. She explained that her biology teacher taught her how the cucumber gene allows some individuals to taste cucumber and celery for what it is. Apparently, the majority of individuals are unable to ‘accurately’ taste these vegetables. I was quite chuffed to learn my little individualism. Since living with my mutated genealogy, I have come to appreciate my sixth-snozzcumber-sense. I can smell a freshly cut snozzcumber from six feet away. I could probably tell you if there was one in the building right now. That is how much I hate it. Some people do not believe in this sense. My friend, Miss Polly, claims she also has the cucumber gene. Miss Polly says she can taste snozzcumber’s true flavour. I did some reading on the interweb and it seems if you have the gene you “hate” snozzcumbers, but if you don’t, they taste like nothing. One poster compared them to tasting like apples. Miss Polly says they don’t taste like apples, they taste like snozzcumbers. I often question Miss Polly’s claim to have the cucumber-gene. I’m a little unfair. I suppose deep down I don’t like the idea of sharing my special trait with someone else. I should acknowledge the fact that Miss Polly does have the gene. Together we should celebrate it. So come on Miss Polly, join me in and the BFG in a vegetable cleansing of the world. Together we could eradicate the world of the foul snozzcumber!