Ordinarily I'd ask "how far will you go to stay paleo?" but in my case, I probably went a bit too far.
Yesterday, I flew from the East Coast, where full-fat coconut milk is abundant, to one of those middle-of-nowhere states that never seem to have anything vaguely ethnic or organic or pastured on grocer shelves. I took only a carry-on with me. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to include a can of full-fat coconut milk, figuring that it would be exempt from the 100-ml requirement because well, it was an unopened can and it wasn't really a liquid.
It was flagged immediately when my bag went through the scanner, and the TSA agent who pulled me aside explained about the 100-ml liquid requirement. I explained that it was full fat and didn't resemble a liquid at that temperature. I even told him to shake the can, saing he would hear no sloshing and therefore it wasn't a liquid.
He told me it was remarkably similar in consistency to C-4.
And this was after a few minutes of back-and-forth. The agent was actually quite nice about it. I can only imagine what could have happened if he had been in a bad mood. He could have pulled me aside until the can had been ascertained to contain no C-4.
Yeah, I went too far in my quest to stay paleo. I drink a can of coconut milk a day and it's become a habit.
So have you gone too far in trying to stay paleo? How so?
- Note: Seven hours later, I found full-fat Thai Kitchen coconut milk at a Wal-mart close to my destination for $1.44 a can.