Tears of Joy flow whenever one gets to see the various States of the Onion Undress……I think no one can disagree, right ? Ask Obama.
But, there are many countermeasures (call these spoilsport if you wish) against weeping – all sorts traditional antidotes as well as more modern contraptions.
Some resort to donning swimming goggles or snorkeling masks when doing onions, others believe if one puts some salt on one’s tongue, the eyes will not tear. One story told of sticking a piece of garlic at the point end of your knife. What is your favorite antidote ?