- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Okay Bees, here’s an odd question for you; do any of you hate condiments on your food or am I some kind of weirdo? Here’s the backstory on why I ask…
As long as I can remember I’ve always hated the taste of mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard; along with 99% of all salad dressings; but until today have never even given it much of a thought, nor have others around me. Whenever I order sandwiches or burgers I always order them “plain”, and if by some chance the order was made wrong and a condiment added I would simply request the item be remade to my correct order, no big deal. I feel that if you are a paying customer your food should be served as you ordered it.
Today I was having lunch with my SIL (husband’s sis) at a local fast food restaurant, and lo and behold they accidentally put mayo on my grilled chicken sandwich which I had specifically ordered “plain, no mayonnaise”. When I saw this and commented to my SIL that they screwed up and would have to remake my sandwich, she copped an attitude with me and told me I was being silly, and then said “for the love of all things holy, just eat the damn sandwich as it was served like a normal adult and stop being so f*#&ing picky, you’re worse than my 5 year-old grandson!”. I was stunned.
I just walked away with sandwich and had them remake it, and when I came back to the table she apologized, but said that everyone in the family thinks it’s strange that I eat things “plain” and have been discussing it when I’m not around, and that they feel it makes me appear somewhat “developmentally delayed” as an adult to still insist on eating certain foods “plain”. What???
I have an extensive palate and love spicy, flavorful foods from all different cultures (love Thai, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Greek, and Mediterranean dishes especially), I just hate mayo, mustard, ketchup, and any heavy salad dressing. Why is that such an apparent big deal? Am I the only American adult who feels this way about these condiments? I think telling someone they are “developmentally delayed” because of this is way harsh! To me it’s just personal preference.
By The Way, this same SIL feels this way about onions and bell peppers to the point that she claims she is allergic to them (even though her entire family says she isn’t but simply hates their taste) and has to have dishes prepared especially for her without them if they are ingredients in what we are cooking for a family dinner, and if I make spaghetti when she’s around I have to make an entire separate sauce just for her. And I don’t mind, I just can’t understand the personal insults over my own preferences.