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To not want to bloody try it?!

(70 Posts)
ScentedNappyHag Wed 06-Feb-13 11:55:20

My nan makes a vat of soup every week for her and my grandad. She is trying to convince me that I should have a bowl for lunch.
I do not like a single ingredient of the soup. I am old enough to know when I do not like the taste of something.
Apparently I'm being childish because I do not want any fucking soup.

Why oh why must usually sensible adults, when confronted by another sensible adult who doesn't like something, feel the need to persuade them that they do not know their own mouth?!

FelicityWasCold Wed 06-Feb-13 12:38:13

This moral high ground of you're a terrible person if you won't even try it is just bollocks. You know your own mind, if you don't want it don't eat it.

I mean apply the logic to anything apart from food and it's easy to see the stupidity of it. If you don't like to wear red (for example), you are not morally obliged to try on every red jumper in the shops, because some of them might be cut differently/a different shade and you might like it this time...

Just humour the poor old girl, have a spoonful and then say you don't like it!!

What soup is it?

I tell my DS he has to try it before he decided he doesn't like it smile

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Wed 06-Feb-13 12:39:35

YANBU I would never ever eat carrot and coriander soup, I hate both of the integral ingredients so think it's safe to assume I wouldn't like it. I hate being told to try something when I know I don't like it, there's never a good outcome.

Sounds like your nan has been watching Mrs Doyle in Father Ted OP grin

oldraver Wed 06-Feb-13 12:39:38

Why should she have to taste it, if she has said she doesn't want to, that should be enough reason and should be respected rather than having it forced on her

When you say a vat of soup do you mean its there to be eaten all week ? as that would be enough to put me off

garlicblocks Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:11

Erm, if nan and granddad were so keen to satisfy OP at lunchtime, they'd be happy to give her something she does like! This is all about being in charge of her tastes. They'll only be 'happy' if she puts herself through an unpleasant (to her) experience on their say-so. Not nice!

Having said that, I'll try anything unless I already know it makes me sick. And if I don't like it, I bloody well say so!

ResponsibleAdult Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:19

Maybe your Gran doesn't like you !!!!!

FloatyBeatie Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:36

I thought this was going to be a thread about green eggs and ham. ("That Nan-I-am, that Nan-I-am, I do not like that Nan-I-am.")

garlicblocks Wed 06-Feb-13 12:42:15

ItsOkay grin g'wan g'wan g'wan!

JenaiMorris Wed 06-Feb-13 12:43:06

How can you not like a single ingredient in a soup?

Not saying you're U, just wondering really. What's in it? confused

garlicblocks Wed 06-Feb-13 12:43:57

I think she was exclusing the water, Jennai wink

fluffyraggies Wed 06-Feb-13 12:46:39

AND - personally speaking, as an adult if i've been pushed and cajolled (sp?) into something the chances are i'm not going to like it.

I really cant picture the OP, after all this, to sip the soup and then feel an all consuming urge to drink the lot as it's so tasty!

It's going to be a case of <sip> ''no, sorry'' which may be more hurtful to the GPs than not trying?

ENormaSnob Wed 06-Feb-13 12:46:41

As an adult, if I don't want to try something then I wont.

ResponsibleAdult Wed 06-Feb-13 12:49:57

OP, if she does it every week, surely she doesn't like you.
Take the hint, visit fortnightly, take your own soup.
Off now to heat huge vat of soup, will lots of things in, some of which I don't like individually but great together (like coriander, barf)

hellsbellsmelons Wed 06-Feb-13 12:52:34

I'm with the 'Just try it' gang here.
My mum HATES vegetables - I mean all of them.
But whe will eat them in a soup if the soup is blended.
You might just surprise yourself. And if not, you've lost nothing.

Maryz Wed 06-Feb-13 12:54:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChocolateTeacup Wed 06-Feb-13 12:55:32

So what's in the soup?

Taffeta Wed 06-Feb-13 12:56:00

I would be less than keen to taste cabbage and chickpea soup, if indeed, someone was insane enough to make that combo.

But I would try it, just to check. [greedy]

DreamingOfTheMaldives Wed 06-Feb-13 13:00:08

YABU. Just try the soup, until you try it you don't know if you don't like it. I don't mind people having a couple of likes or dislikes but if you don't like a single ingredient of the soup, then maybe you are being picky. Picky adults really get my goat! (I know I am probably being UR for this alone but I can't help it.)

I am 33 years old but I still try things occasionally that I have never previously liked because our taste buds change. I never used to like wine, olives, blue cheese but I do now (well, just beginning to like a bit of blue cheese)

Would it really hurt you to keep your gran happy by trying some of her soup. You can then just politely say, "I'm not keen on it, sorry."

fluffyraggies Wed 06-Feb-13 13:04:37

hellsbells i read that as
My mum HATES vegetarians,
But will eat them in a soup if the soup is blended.


garlicblocks Wed 06-Feb-13 13:14:39

Vegetarians would be a good, safe meat. If they'd never eaten meat, they'd be kosher, too, wouldn't they? Yum yum wink

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Wed 06-Feb-13 13:24:19

Tuck in garlic (an ideal addition as well as nn), I've been a veggie since the age of 4 grin

Maryz I am not having that! I can sniff out coriander at 100 paces envy <-- bleurgh face

catladycourtney1 Wed 06-Feb-13 13:29:02

As long as you've explained that you don't like the ingredients and it's not because it looks like vom of anything to do with them, then YA absolutely NBU. My mum went through a phase of growing her own veg and making soup with it, and while I liked some of the veg itself, I just couldn't bring myself to ever try the soup. Although, I'm not big on soup anyway, I only do cup-a-soup smile

complexnumber Wed 06-Feb-13 13:29:28

Once MIL chased DH round the kitchen with a broad bean and forced it in his mouth. I don't think she believes no is a complete sentence

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Wed 06-Feb-13 13:30:43

grin grin grin complex

hellsbellsmelons Wed 06-Feb-13 13:35:07

LOL at vegetarians!!!!
Cheered me up no end today!

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