17. Don't Spoil Your Dinner

A: James, eat your candy after dinner, please.

B: I just want to eat a little now.

A: You'll spoil your dinner!

B: My food won't rot if I eat a little candy.

A: What do you mean?

B: When food spoils, it goes bad. My food won't go bad.

A: It won't rot, but it won't taste the same, either.

B: Why won't it taste the same?

A: Well, if you eat the candy now, it will stay in your mouth.

B: I guess so. Why is that bad?

A: I don't think you want blueberry-flavored mashed potatoes!

B: You're right, I don't! I'll eat the candy later.