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Would this bother you? Food related

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UnfinishedSymphon Sun 21-Jun-20 19:03:59

Or am I just too picky?

Whenever DP has a roast dinner, he'll put his gravy on and then mash his roast potatoes and veg together into one big pile in the middle of the plate. He'll then douse it in more gravy and mash it some more.

Don't get me wrong, I love my gravy and have quite a bit but i think it just looks soooo wrong when he does this, even more so when we have Sunday lunch out.

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cardibach Sun 21-Jun-20 19:06:07

YANBU. That’s ridiculous.

Brieminewine Sun 21-Jun-20 19:08:21

Weird but each to their own!

RHRA Sun 21-Jun-20 19:09:17

Is he 2?

YaWeeSkitter Sun 21-Jun-20 19:09:59

I do this when I have mashable food. Ive just had Mince and Tatties which mash together nicely.
But not when eating out . Not because of etiquette but because I like to concentrate on the textures that are on the fork.

Dont look if its annoying you.

DramaAlpaca Sun 21-Jun-20 19:10:32

I wouldn't be able to sit at the same table as someone who played with their food like that.

Aquamarine1029 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:11:12

Gross. Your partner eats like a child who hasn't been taught proper table manners.

UnfinishedSymphon Sun 21-Jun-20 19:11:44

Hard not to look when we're sitting opposite each other

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candilemon Sun 21-Jun-20 19:11:46

He’s eating like a little boy!

CMOTDibbler Sun 21-Jun-20 19:11:57

He mashes it all together? That is just disgusting, and I'm really not fussy about how people eat their food. Is he not capable of cutting it up and chewing like a normal person?

WorraLiberty Sun 21-Jun-20 19:12:50

It's weird but it wouldn't bother me.

As long as people enjoy their food and they're not making slurping noises that disturb others, then each to their own.

JuniorMumto1 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:13:57

I'm all for having a little bit of food with my bucket of gravy but mashing a beautiful roasty up like that sounds horrendous.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 21-Jun-20 19:14:55

That is grim. I’d tell my 5 year old off for that let alone an adult. We all love gravy here but we still eat properly.

PickAChew Sun 21-Jun-20 19:15:12

It looks disgusting but is probably delicious.

AppleJane Sun 21-Jun-20 19:15:29

Who cooked? I'd be annoyed if I'd cooked the roasties. All that effort, you might as well serve up mash and put your feet up early!

summerfruitssquash Sun 21-Jun-20 19:16:25

My favourite hangover cure when I was still living at home was my mums roast mashed up like baby food 😂😂😂 it was so yummy, bit of everything at one time, with tonnes of gravy!

jellybeanz1212 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:17:47

Fine at home put not fine when out

WorraLiberty Sun 21-Jun-20 19:18:22

DorotheaHomeAlone

That is grim. I’d tell my 5 year old off for that let alone an adult. We all love gravy here but we still eat properly.

Why would you tell your child off for eating their food in a way they most enjoy?

The OP's DH is still 'eating properly', he's just mashing his food first.

BendyLikeBeckham Sun 21-Jun-20 19:18:40

Disgusting to watch and a waste of good roast potatoes! I'd have to eat in a separate room

UnfinishedSymphon Sun 21-Jun-20 19:19:29

I cooked

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Picklypickles Sun 21-Jun-20 19:19:33

My oh does this with his potatoes, he'll comment on how "perfect" the roasties look when I get them out of the oven and then smashes the poor things to bits and drowns them in gravy, always irks me watching him do it.

C152H Sun 21-Jun-20 19:23:10

YANBU - that's really off-putting. I'd grudgingly put up with it at home, but I certainly wouldn't eat out with him if he thought it was acceptable to do that in public.

Samtsirch Sun 21-Jun-20 19:24:26

Yes that would bother me.
You could always start whizzing his meals up in the blender before you serve them 😁

SomewhereInbetween1 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:26:32

YABU. just let the man eat his dinner fgs.

Institutkarite Sun 21-Jun-20 19:29:40

I'd go and stand behind him, gently caress his head then push his face into his food. Not really!! But what an awful way to eat, it's like a child. He'd be an ex, that sounds revolting and I would choose not to live with a mucky eater.

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