(Closed) Adults and Food Preferences

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Post # 2
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Honey bee

Someone who won’t eat onions in their spaghetti sauce has no room to point fingers at someone for being a picky eater.

I have a friend who hates condiments too- I don’t think it’s that weird. As long as you aren’t a jerk about your food preferences, who really cares? 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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gilsgirl:  Yeah your sister in law is really out of line for being so rude to you. and its SO horrible of her to claim she has a food allerfy when she doesnt-  I hope she doesnt do that at restaurants because they really have to be super careful and its a huge PITA for the servers if they have to follow the whole non cross contaimination process vs just not cooking something with onion. Food allergies can kill people so shame on her for claiming she has one if she doesn’t

Anyway I don’t think its weird you like things plain. I hate peanut butter ( the horror! lol) so I totally understand not liking normal generic things that everyone likes. I also ask for things without mayo because of all the calories so I would have wiped it off or sent it back. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I hate ketchup and mayo to the point that I have food remade if the kitchen screwed up my order and put either of those condiments on them. Some places just try to scrape the mayo off, and I just plain won’t eat the meal that way. (No reason to eat something you don’t want when you ordered it to your tastes and paid full price for it.) I know many people who feel the same way about one or more condiments. Your SIL was way out of line.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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gilsgirl:  I’ve known adults who always ate their burgers plain, no condiments. I have one friend that won’t even eat cheese or other toppings, just a dry patty on a bun. 

I agree that as long as you’re not a jerk about your food preferences then its no problem. I hate bell peppers with a passion, but I would never make someone (besides maybe my mother) make a separate sauce just for me. I’d just eat it without sauce or man up and eat the sauce if the pepper taste isn’t too strong.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

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gilsgirl:  Well, her response was absolutely uncalled for and totally rude. Why do they CARE how you like your food?!? 

And you’re definitely not alone.  I hate most salad dressings and will always order my salad plain or with dressing on the side.  If I didn’t make it, chances are I wont like it. 

DH is the same way with sour cream.  If he orders a burriro or something he always says “no sour cream” and he will literally spit out a bite if he finds it inside, he absolutely HATES the stuff.  

I love lots of different kinds of food, but I can be somewhat particular about certain things.  For example I HATE egg yolk, I’ve tried it cooked every way known to man and it’s just NASTY! So I always order my eggs “overcooked”, not overhard, overcooked.  Because I want to make sure that damn thing is as solid as a hockey puck! if My eggs arrive and I split it open and yolk runs out, I send it back, or at least scrape it onto the bread plate so it doesn’t taint the rest of my meal.  DH laughs at this, but I can’t imagine anyone actually making such a rude statement about it, it’s just the way I like my food. If I’m paying someone to prepare me a meal, they can damn well prepare it the way I ask.  

 

P.S. For anyone who wants to tell me what a terrible patron I am, I realize that when I make a special request like the eggs that it’s extra work, and if they are willing to do it great, if they say they can’t that’s fine too, I’ll order something else.  And I always tip around 25% or more for “particular” meal requests. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

She was definitely rude, and it sounds like you’re not being unreasonable. 

On the other hand, I don’t understand extreme pickiness–I knew a girl in college who pretty much only ate pizza and plain noodles, sometimes burgers but only plain with two bottom buns. It was so impossible to find anything she was happy with when we were out that people pretty much stopped inviting her places! 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think your SIL overreacted, but I do think it’s a bit odd to always spend something back if it’s not correct. The only time I’ve ever sent something back was at Red Robin where they accidentally gave me someone else’s burger. I tried to make it easy on them by just using the same burger patty, but it was cooked medium well and I needed well done because I was pregnant. They replaced my whole burger and didn’t charge me for it. I felt so bad that I gave the waitress a big tip to compensate. So yeah, I find it strange to return food at a restaurant for something like condiments.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No.  I don’t like mayo but use other condiments.  However, when my order has been screwed up before I just scraped it off.  I’m lactose intolerant and I usually don’t send food back unless I can’t pick it out or remove almost all of it.  I don’t want the people I’m with to wait for me to eat or wait for me because they have finished and my meal has to be made again.  I can understand if someone is allergic to something but sometimes I think people make a bigger deal about stuff like this than they need to.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate mayonnaise and will not eat it. I always ask for it to be left off of my food and always send it back if they add it.  I’m not going to eat something I’m paying for when I specifically say no mayo and neither should you. Your SIL was rude. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree that your SIL was rude. I’ve worked in the hotel and restaurant industry for years–trust me, we’ve seen everything. Hotel guests allergic to water, every food allergy/preference in the book, diabetics, those with celiac, on and on and on. We can and will accommodate anyone who wants to visit us (And pay for it!)

Point is, you like what you like and happy customers tip well and keep coming back. restaurant people understand that and would rather you speak up than be quietly upset and never come back.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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gilsgirl:  I don’t think this is weird.  Mayo makes me want to puke, so I absolutely would ask for it to be remade or not eat it if they put mayo on my sandwich anyway.  I think as long as you approach the employee respectfully, there’s no problem!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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juliette.eliza:  I’m the same way about my eggs!!  I get made fun of for wanting them “crispy” but whatever, yolks are gross. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

While everyone is picky about some food thing or another, I do think you could simply scrap off the mayo from a sandwish, wipe off any remaining with a napkin and it would be fine. At that point would the flavor of any small bits of mayo seriously compromise your fast food sandwich? If you are paying for a steak at a fine dining restaurant, then I understand expecting it to be the way you ordered it.  

I definitely see both sides of the argument. I don’t think anyone is developmentally challenged or whatever for their food preferences. I do think if you want things in a specific way, the best way to make sure that happens is to eat it at home and only order foods out that you don’t have to special request. 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

As someone who has never encountered a  food that I “hate” (i.e. won’t eat under any circumstances/would send back to be remade without), let me just reassure you that your SIL is being ridiculous. Personal taste preference has nothing to do with being an adult. You have no control over that! What a strange thing to say. I always have thought of myself as really lucky, not really grown up. bahahaha my friend tells people she is allergic to pickles because she hates them so much. Maybe next time I’ll tell her I like pickles because I’m more mature than she is. What a load of crap…

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