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Old 01-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #41
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I say at least rent and watch Green Fried Tomatoes with you DH, and at the appropriate moment look at him and just say hmmm..., and we asks you what you just say, nothing, nothing dearrr.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #42
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I had to Google. It turns out it isn't very funny.

snopes.com: Visine Prank
Ykies TL..........no kidding!! Thanks for the warning, I hope everyone reads that !!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #43
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Women are not unknown to me, as a brit and therefore in touch with my feminine side i have ruminated over your prob for the last 10 mins.
Solution, kick him in the bolas.
as you pick up his plate and dump it in the trash. Just make sure you haven't prepared a top-of-the-line cut of beef...or fish it out later after he's gone to a local take-out joint and feed it to the dog (or cat, or chickens). I bet the fill-in-the-blank critter would not complain.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #44
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As amusing as it is to consider doing something vile and punitive to your husband (and I confess I have given it some thought for my husband on occasion, but once I realized how dreadful the lighting is on "Court TV' for a woman my age - well that was the end of that) I wouldn't recommend it.

I don't want to go all psychobabbly on you, BUT it sounds as though it's more of a power play than actual objection to your food. No one can be that picky/whiny. Your reaction to it, is I suspect, what gets a rise, (I know it did with my mom) but if you can, try to see it as funny and childish.

Agreeing with him and dumping his plate is one way.

Or, if you are clever, "mishear" him, and answer with something sweet (when the arrow doesn't hit it's target, it usually doesn't get reshot.

Or make your dinner, assure him he won't like it, but he's free to make whatever he thinks he would like. And make sure your dinner is fabulous, and again, be sweet and "helpful." You can do this. You just have to change the way you think.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #45
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I had to Google. It turns out it isn't very funny.

snopes.com: Visine Prank
Well geeezze I guess I should get that life insurance policy that Fiona was talking about first.
But seriously I would never do that to someone even before I saw all that info on Snopes. Venting here did help alot.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #46
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I am curious. What did he eat for the four years you stopped cooking?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #47
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I'm so glad DD enjoyed her wonderful birthday meal, Polished T! Obviously made with love and great care. DH may need some intensive social skills instruction, or an evaluation of his sense of taste! Turning down steak au poivre?!?! Maybe a psychiatric eval!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #48
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You might try involving him. Ask him what sounds good, take him shopping with you and encourage him to choose something. Then ask for his help in the kitchen for preparation. Ask him, while eating, "what should I change about this next time we have it?"

All of these things helped my situation years ago. And today we work more as a team and he is very happy to choose meals and make suggestions on the prep.

There are times when he likes something I don't and the other way around but that's no problem either ... once in a while we make our own favorite thing .. that way we are both happy without forcing the other to endure a miserable meal.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #49
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Well geeezze I guess I should get that life insurance policy that Fiona was talking about first.
But seriously I would never do that to someone even before I saw all that info on Snopes. Venting here did help alot.

I showed Shrek a catalog with Goose Down Pillows, told him we really needed to get them, he just cracked up. He already knows about the Insurance policy, good thing he has a sense of humor...he must, he married me...
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #50
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my first husband had a very, very narrow range of what he would eat. mostly meat , potatoes and corn. i just gave it to him. my second husband thought i was a great cook and ate everything i made. he turned out to be a really bad guy. you never know.
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