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Chef Quits Job Because of Fear of Baked Beans
Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 9 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/09/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A chef has been forced to quit his job because of an uncontrollable fear – of baked beans.

Rob Griffiths, 31, left his job as a pub chef in Milton Keynes because he felt faint every time he saw the food.

The ex-chef believes his rare fear - technically known as leguminophobia – was a result of his brothers throwing beans at him as a child.

‘I get shaky and I just have to run if they’re anywhere near me,’ he said.

‘I was a pub chef and breakfast was hard.

‘Staff had to prepare the beans while I hid in the back.

Mr Griffiths, who now works as a window cleaner, said he can’t even go near the beans – which he calls ‘orange devils’ – when they’re in tins in the supermarket.

‘It is very distressing,’ he admitted.

Research using mice has suggested irrational fears may be passed down genetically.

An experience with a poisonous spider, for example, causes chemical changes in DNA that are then passed on to offspring in the form of a phobia.

Perhaps one of Mr Griffith’s ancestors had a particularly nasty encounter with a baked bean…


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beans

1 posted on 07/09/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He would probably hate the campfire scene in Blazing Saddles.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 10:45:09 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: nickcarraway
Bush's fault

(too easy)

3 posted on 07/09/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: nickcarraway

Earings. Lip rings. Ugly gages in the ear. Tattoos. Red fauxhawk.

Of all things beans?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway
An experience with a poisonous spider, for example, causes chemical changes in DNA that are then passed on to offspring in the form of a phobia.

Uhhh.

5 posted on 07/09/2014 10:47:29 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

Finally—the reason why Pythagoras told his followers not to eat beans.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 10:47:40 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Bush's fault

Did Duke give away the recipe yet?

7 posted on 07/09/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: nickcarraway

WITH ALL THOSE TATS YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD BE TOUGHER....


8 posted on 07/09/2014 10:47:55 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe his real fear is of John Kerry.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 10:48:24 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: nickcarraway

Baked beans?? They jump out of the can and chase him down the hallways? Screaming, “We’re gonna bean you!”


10 posted on 07/09/2014 10:48:32 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: GraceG

Nah, he’s just going for a “disability” check.

Get into the career of “cheffing”, then develop a phobia that prevents you from working -

instant life of leisure.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 10:50:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Veggie Todd
Probably doesn't have this album, either:


12 posted on 07/09/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: nickcarraway
He probably won't be eating a lot of beans and cornbread.
13 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:03 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: WKUHilltopper

“They jump out of the can...”

They could be Mexican.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by moovova
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To: nickcarraway

He should be pummeled with cans of baked beans till he gets over it or has a real reason to fear them.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Veggie Todd


16 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:50 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: nickcarraway
At least his brothers didn't eat his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti


17 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

I never did figure out that baked beans and half tomato thing in British breakfasts.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, at least he has triumphed over Trypanophobia.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: cripplecreek

"I don't know about you keeds...but blueberry pancakes scare the hell out of me!"

20 posted on 07/09/2014 10:54:38 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve never understood the fascination that the Brits have with beans.Even if it *wasn’t* for the disgraceful *result* of eating them they’d *still* be disgusting.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Maybe it’s like Spam. During WWII & afterward, maybe beans & Spam were all the Brits could find.

Beans with breakfast? Original Spam ads used to feature “Spam and eggs” to start the day.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 11:17:35 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Bears "repeating" ....


23 posted on 07/09/2014 11:35:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (GMTA ;)
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To: nickcarraway

My brothers threw rocks at me when I was a kid.

Until Mom and Dad bought me The Junior Scientist Chemistry Kit.

“Go ahead, dear brothers, eat up. Don’t worry about why your bowl of Frosted Flakes is bubbling.”


24 posted on 07/09/2014 12:10:15 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway

So basically, he is angling for some kind of social welfare support for life...


25 posted on 07/09/2014 12:23:54 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh oh, I see some bogus disability-for-life scam here.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Veggie Todd

Let’s just hope that law enforcement is not in his neighborhood...


27 posted on 07/09/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think I’d want this specimen anywhere near my food.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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