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Old 11-28-2008, 01:48 PM   #11
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My ex was a classic. In the early years of our marriage, she would try new recipes and ask for my feedback. I was careful when I told her I didn't like a dish that it was the recipe I didn't like but that she had done a good job preparing it. It didn't matter, I got the silent treatment for a day or two.

As a result, I try to be objective and accept comments/criticism gracefully. Sometimes, i get hot when the nature of the comment is not, in my opinion, justified.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #12
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No Larry,I don't get insulted. I just sit there enjoying my meal and thinking about all the delicious leftovers that I'm going to have
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #13
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No, I do not get insulted by that. What I do sometimes (and only slightly) get insulted by is when I make something and people do not even try it. If someone puts on a dinner for me then I will take a little bit of everything that is served usually. Of course with a spread like most do on Thanksgiving that is sometimes impossible, but for a normal meal I would at least try a bite of everything.
Hey GB... I was thinking about your comment on folks not trying something that you made. I have done this because I know I don't like it or there is something in it I don't like. So do I go ahead and serve some up on my plate and then offend the person because it is still there when I am done or just avoid it all together? I don't like being rude... unless I just put a tiny wee bit on my plate? LOL!
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #14
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So long as they try it, I'm always interested in honest feedback. I get more irritated when they (my kids) tell me they like something new and then, next time I make it, they don't touch it. I'd prefer to make something people like and the best way to know is to have people speak up.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:24 PM   #15
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Hey GB... I was thinking about your comment on folks not trying something that you made. I have done this because I know I don't like it or there is something in it I don't like. So do I go ahead and serve some up on my plate and then offend the person because it is still there when I am done or just avoid it all together? I don't like being rude... unless I just put a tiny wee bit on my plate? LOL!
Sorry, I should have been more clear. If someone knows they do not like something then I have no problem with them not trying it. My comment should have specified that this is for foods that they have not yet tried and determined if they like or not.

I made a celery root mashed potato dish a while ago and there were a few people who would not go near it because they had never heard of celery root. They even liked celery, but would not try something new. I think what really got to me was the faces they made. How can you do that when you have never tasted it
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #16
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GB, there are also some of us with food allergies and we cannot try certain foods or foods in the same families. Sometimes people are loathe to describe their health issues and just say, "no thank you." It really has nothing to do with not being willing to try or even not liking something. I know when I avoid certain foods, I feel better.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #17
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What gets me is when they salt the food before tasting it and then say they don't like it...

well, maybe just maybe they would have with out all that added salt on top. : )
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:39 PM   #18
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GB, there are also some of us with food allergies and we cannot try certain foods or foods in the same families. Sometimes people are loathe to describe their health issues and just say, "no thank you." It really has nothing to do with not being willing to try or even not liking something. I know when I avoid certain foods, I feel better.
What I am talking about has nothing to do with food allergies. It had to do with the people who look at something they do not recognize, ask what it is and scrunch up their face and basically say gross before they ever take a taste. Not eating something because you have an allergy or have already tried it is fine, but deciding you do not like something before ever tasting it when someone has gone through the trouble of making it for you is a bit rude in my opinion.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:57 PM   #19
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I have a SIL that always makes comments about what is served. Every meal is "OH I Don't Like THAT". They were living rent free with my parents at one time and would pull this all of the time. I happened to be at a little shop that sells signs made on cedar slabs. They had a sign that hangs over the kitchen table today.

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SIL does not gripe when she comes to the house now.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:06 PM   #20
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What I am talking about has nothing to do with food allergies. It had to do with the people who look at something they do not recognize, ask what it is and scrunch up their face and basically say gross before they ever take a taste. Not eating something because you have an allergy or have already tried it is fine, but deciding you do not like something before ever tasting it when someone has gone through the trouble of making it for you is a bit rude in my opinion.
Have you been watching my kids. Thats just what they do. I no longer get them to try it as they take a miniscule bit and say they don't like the taste before it has even hit the tongue.

Larry, I do feel a little like that but it is up to people to choose what they want to eat. It's a bit like bring & share meals - I'm always watching to see how well my dish goes down compared to the others.
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