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babetoo 07-21-2008 06:22 PM

Disclaimers
 
my son says i have a disclaimer for things i have mad food wise.

ie "your cinnamon rolls look wonderful" then i disclaim "not as good as the last batch, didn't knead long enough""

does anyone else do this. apparently i do it all the time and about other things than food.:mad:

texasgirl 07-21-2008 06:36 PM

oops, read it wrong! LOL i thought you said you say this to other people.
Yes, I will say things like that all the time about my own stuff.

Barb L. 07-21-2008 06:53 PM

Oh, many times - especially when its a recipe I don't write down.

Andy M. 07-21-2008 07:37 PM

I do that but not as much as I used to. :lol:

babetoo 07-21-2008 07:45 PM

why do you suppose we do that? are we unsure of ourselves or our cooking?

babe:wacko:

The Z 07-21-2008 07:55 PM

I think we have a tendency to over-analyze, particularly our own creations. If I know I'm capable of doing better (based on past performance) I will sometimes reply to a compliment with "thank you, but I'm not all that happy with the way this turned out" and, depending on circumstances, may or may not elaborate as to why.

I don't believe it's insecurity or uncertainty. I just think that we sometimes disappoint ourselves and we can't help expressing that disappointment as part of our conversation.

quicksilver 07-21-2008 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babetoo (Post 649583)
my son says i have a disclaimer for things i have mad food wise.

ie "your cinnamon rolls look wonderful" then i disclaim "not as good as the last batch, didn't knead long enough""

does anyone else do this. apparently i do it all the time and about other things than food.:mad:

I do the same thing, and I LIVE ALONE!!! LOL!!!
No kidding.

Andy M. 07-21-2008 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Z (Post 649686)
...I don't believe it's insecurity or uncertainty. I just think that we sometimes disappoint ourselves and we can't help expressing that disappointment as part of our conversation.


I actually do this regularly for this exact reason.

Another consideration - some may do this to indicate to others that they are capable of better results and that they shouldn't be judged negatively on these particular results.

Fisher's Mom 07-21-2008 09:15 PM

I always do that. People like me need to protect themselves legally!:lol:

Maverick2272 07-21-2008 09:20 PM

I do disclaimers all the time, mostly because I am nervous they won't like it.


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