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22 January 2018 @ 02:17 pm
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Pickle hating
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 23rd, 2018 03:05 am (UTC)
I find it astonishing that people have such intense emotions about types of food. I mean, sure, all of us have our preferences, and many of us can't or don't eat certain foods for different reasons, but... 'hate'? Seriously, actual hate?

From the comments, apparently so. Highly illogical.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on January 23rd, 2018 04:31 am (UTC)
Loathsome, vile, disgusting tastes that others insist on putting on your food, and then - as here - belittling your experience? That's a worthy subject for hate.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 23rd, 2018 06:09 am (UTC)
There's a difference between 'belittling' and 'not comprehending'.

The main thing I don't comprehend is how so many adults apparently have so little control over their own food as to be regularly subjected to tastes they dislike. I don't have any particular objection to pickles, but if I did, I can't imagine I'd have any trouble avoiding them. If a restaurant gets your order wrong, you can always send it back.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on January 23rd, 2018 07:00 am (UTC)
"There's a difference between 'belittling' and 'not comprehending'."

Yes. There is. Isn't there?

"you can always send it back."

Perhaps on your planet. On Earth, it's rarely that easy. Here's just one relatively simple example of what happens if you try.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 24th, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
??? It says:
He took my phone number and less than an hour later, I was called by a Vice-President at the parent company. Donald "I never apologize for anything" Trump could learn from this man. He apologized in a manner that sure sounded sincere and not scripted. Among other things, he said, "I see by your record in our loyalty program that you've been a very good customer for us and we don't want a very good customer to be unhappy with our establishments." Last Saturday, I received from him a very nice letter repeating what he'd said on the phone and enclosed was a $100 gift card for any of their restaurants. $100 is about double what our dinners cost at their eatery in Baltimore so I'm fine with them…and I've learned to ask everyone who tries to feed me about Old Bay Seasoning, right along with the other items that are not good for me.
Kalimackalimac on January 24th, 2018 11:48 pm (UTC)
You think an apology afterwards kept his meal from being ruined? Despite every effort he made to follow your oh-so-simple instructions and send it back?

And this was, I repeat, a relatively simple example of how difficult avoiding disliked foods can be.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 25th, 2018 05:59 am (UTC)
Are you somehow under the impression that food restrictions are unusual? No, dearie; lots of people have them, including me. If you're unable to master the oh-so-simple method of saying "This isn't what I ordered" when served the food you ZOMG!HATE!!11!!, perhaps you should consider cooking your own food at home, where you will never, ever, ever, ever encounter the Horror That Is Pickles.

Sheesh. I know gluten-free vegan diabetics who manage to eat in restaurants without being traumatized by their 'experience'; get over yourself.

*shrugs* Haters always hate it when told their hate is illogical.
Kalimackalimac on January 25th, 2018 08:02 am (UTC)
Sure they hate it. Because it's not illogical. What's illogical is expecting that the supposedly oh-so-simple act of sending the food back will get a similarly simple and satisfactory response. Sometimes it will, yes. But however it works on your planet, here on the planet Earth it's usually not so easy. I gave you a specific example from someone's experience, you tried to pretend that compensation for the disaster equaled a successful conclusion to the meal, and when I pointed out the difference you got huffy. That's what sounds illogical to me.

And yes, I know people who are reluctant to dine out for precisely that reason: that no matter how carefully they choose the restaurant, or how carefully they specify their order, or send things back, something they're seriously allergic to or otherwise loathe will more likely than not find its way onto their plate. That's how it works, here on the planet Earth. Your original proposition that it's easy to avoid such foods is painfully naive and ignorant.

But what I think is really going on is that at heart you don't believe anyone really hates pickles.