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Old 09-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #21
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Thank you, taxlady and joesfolk. I never ask, taxlady. I am an immigrant and a new citizen to this beautiful country and I do not wish to seem as the ungrateful immigrant. If I am given instead of the milk and I get the orange juice, I say nothing and give the thanks for what I am given to God before the meal. But it is good to get what one wants as in the matter of the mayonnaise. You should get what you desire in all things as I hope you do. It is just not proper for me to do so.
And joesfolk, thank you for the suggestions. Those are the very good ideas.
Thank you both.

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #22
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If you are in a restaurant, you are paying for the food. If you ask for milk and they bring you orange juice, just politely say that you asked for milk. You shouldn't have to accept anything other than what you asked for in a resto. If they are out of milk and ask you if orange juice would be okay, that's different. You can say yes or no. The only thing I can think of that would be "wrong" to do in a case like that, would be to be so insist or start screaming that you want milk. I have seen people do that and everyone looks at them as though they are ridiculous and childish.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:49 AM   #23
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If you are in a restaurant, you are paying for the food. If you ask for milk and they bring you orange juice, just politely say that you asked for milk. You shouldn't have to accept anything other than what you asked for in a resto. If they are out of milk and ask you if orange juice would be okay, that's different. You can say yes or no. The only thing I can think of that would be "wrong" to do in a case like that, would be to be so insist or start screaming that you want milk. I have seen people do that and everyone looks at them as though they are ridiculous and childish.
I have seen the ones who do become angry as well. You have brought up the good point, and perhaps you are right. I will consider your advice very closely should it occur again.
Thank you, taxlady.

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:11 AM   #24
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A classmate brought in one of the Homestyle Bake dinners in the boxes last week. She brought the samples for some of us to try and I was one of the unfortunates.

It was terrible!....So, I said it was the very interesting dish. They seem to believe I liked it, so I let it go that way for the present......
"Interesting" is the word profession chefs use when they are not liking what they are tasting. It's non-committal but doesn't insult.

It sounds like your classmate came right out and told you it was from a box. Since you like to cook from scratch you could always tell her the taste is different to you since you usually prepare things without the box, using fresh ingredients. Who knows, she might ask you to give her advise and help. Or she might keep bringing in box stuff and you need to put on a happy face. For the sake of your tastebuds I hope she asks for help.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:37 AM   #25
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"Interesting" is the word profession chefs use when they are not liking what they are tasting. It's non-committal but doesn't insult.

It sounds like your classmate came right out and told you it was from a box. Since you like to cook from scratch you could always tell her the taste is different to you since you usually prepare things without the box, using fresh ingredients. Who knows, she might ask you to give her advise and help. Or she might keep bringing in box stuff and you need to put on a happy face. For the sake of your tastebuds I hope she asks for help.
Thank you. Perhaps we shall see what occurs until she does ask for the advice. I believe my tastebuds retreated into somewhere into the sinuses when I ate my portion.

Let us see how this issue unfolds, and I will post any of the future collisions with her cooking.

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #26
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You gave a good answer.... it was a very interesting dish. That in no way chastises the cook. You can't be expected to love every dish created by every cook since they surely would not love every dish you prepared. If keeping the peace is the supreme outcome, you might find an ingredient in the dish that you are "sensitive" to and can't eat, declining future offers. Sensitivity can be an allergic reaction or recoiling taste buds.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #27
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You gave a good answer.... it was a very interesting dish. That in no way chastises the cook. You can't be expected to love every dish created by every cook since they surely would not love every dish you prepared. If keeping the peace is the supreme outcome, you might find an ingredient in the dish that you are "sensitive" to and can't eat, declining future offers. Sensitivity can be an allergic reaction or recoiling taste buds.
Thank you, Oldvine. I do not desire to quarrel with anyone.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #28
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A good excuse to use, especially with boxed dinners, is there is too much salt for your liking.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #29
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A good excuse to use, especially with boxed dinners, is there is too much salt for your liking.
That is the certain truth. It was overcoming with the tomato sauce and the salt. That is a good idea also, PrincessFiona60.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #30
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You are certainly welcome, it's why I don't eat many boxed meals.
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