to think that it is unacceptable to make negative comments about the food people are eating in front of them?
Mintyy · 14/06/2013 17:18
I'm not talking about people eating truly disgusting food like McDonalds but if you are in a restaurant, say, and you choose the fish and someone else at the table doesn't like fish and therefore they have to say things like "ewwww, I hate fish, how can you eat that?"
Its rude and ill-mannered.
AdoraBell · 14/06/2013 17:23
Very, and To make my point To my family on holiday last year I told them the only thing wrong with my meal was their comments, which had annoyed me so much that I couldn't eat. OH's face was a picture when he realised we would paying for a meal left almost intact.
Brangelina · 14/06/2013 17:29
I hate this, especially in adults who should know better. My cousin who's a fussy mare and lives off chips and pasta pulls faces when I tuck into a salad, like I'm the abnormal one.
My nieces and nephews who only eat breaded and battered shite go eww and make vomiting noises when DD eats some veg or lentils or whatever is not breaded shite and she's started getting self conscious and embarrassed about eating healthy stuff, which pisses me off no end.
phantomnamechanger · 14/06/2013 17:33
very rude indeed, no excuse for adults and even children should be taught basic manners from an early age.
friends Dd used to like salad in her sandwiches till someone at school commented on the rabbit food and was she on a diet
DS has been told he looks like he's "eating poos" about the dates he regularly takes as a snack
Thank God DDs friends are more mature, she loves hummous
OP admits to calling it diarrhoea in yoof
MamaMary · 14/06/2013 17:33
Agree. My DSis does this. Sometimes she doesn't make comments, but she will screw up her face to show you what she thinks (if for example I'm eating something unhealthy. Even as unhealthy as white toast). It's really rude. She is holier-than-thou with her supplements and kale and spinach shakes. Drives me mad. And her poor DH.
EmmelineGoulden · 14/06/2013 17:35
It's not the best thing in the world to say, but it's hardly offensive in and of itself. It's easy enough to meet the comment on an equal footing by smiling and saying "I love fish! How can you hate it?" with a laugh in your voice. There's no need to be afraid of other people's opinions unless there's something more sinister behind it.
Keepthechangeyoufilthyanimal · 14/06/2013 17:38
Yes its rude, people do it to me and I do it to my family (mum, siblings, DH and in laws) as they dont care and we are all very close and would be hard to offend eachother.
Doesn't bother me that much. However lots of different foods offend me
BaconKetchup · 14/06/2013 18:20
YANBU, I have seen this happen/had this happen to me a couple of times and it makes me feel really awkward.
I was eating something (not in a restaurant, just something I had brought in for lunch) and someone commented 'god what is that? It looks gross'
I can't remember exactly what it was but I know it was something fairly inoffensive, probably some soup or salad.
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