Truth is, I'm a very picky eater. It's gotten "better" with age.
I still don't eat things but I can handle my food touching. Let's just say five year old me was very particular and I'm sure wait staff hated me. But regardless of my tolerances, I'm still picky. And because of that. I tend to hear the same things over and over again.
So let all the picky eaters unite and share in my annoyance over these phrases.
1. "Just try it"
No. I don't like it. I told you that! Why would I try something I know I don't enjoy eating?
2. "Oh you'll like this brand."
Nope. I don't care if Sabra hummus is the best hummus on Earth. I still don't like hummus.
3. "Can you tell it's in food if I don't tell you?"
Yes! Very much yes! Please do not trick me into eating things I don't eat. That's very not nice.
4. "Are you allergic?"
Not allergic, just don't enjoy it. So while it won't cause me to have a health related incident, I still don't want to eat it
5. "But everybody loves it."
Guess my mom was right and there's no one like me after all. Maybe I'm down to be different and despise onions and ketchup.
6. "Do you eat anything?"
Oh lots, that's why I'm on a diet. Trust me, I can devour some pasta and don't even get me started on sweets.
7. "Don't you get tired of eating that all the time?"
No. But if I do, you'll be the first to know!
8. "You should be more open to trying new foods."
Maybe YOU should be more open to letting me eat what I want to eat.
9. "You probably didn't like it as a kid but you might now."
Trust me, just the smell has me on the cusp of gagging. I'm good.
10. "Let me guess, you're getting _______."
You're damn right I am.