Alright, I Will Admit, I Am A Coward

@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
March 27, 2008 7:24pm CST
Today while I was taking a nap, my best friend knocked on my door. She had went out to lunch with her mother to Carol's Resturant. When I opened the door she had a huge grin on her face. Not only had she bought glasses exactly like mine, but she had bought me a surprise that was hiding behind her back. Now when she knocked on my door, I knew it was her(I know her knock). Something told me, go back to sleep and ignore her. Then all of a sudden I heard, Rosie, open the door. There was no way for me to pretend that I did not know who it was then. My roommate was also asleep and it had disturb her, so I had to get up. Oh, what was the surprise you ask? Well according to her, it was one of Carol's signature pies. I opened it and there was this gigantic pile of whole fresh strawberries on top of a little wedge of crust. I like strawberries as a rule, but I would never purchase them and eat them like that. They were also ice cold. There was a container of whip cream or something which she poured over the top. OOOOOh joy, I get to eat in my sleep. I am guessing that she had had enough of it. She is not the type to share when she really likes something. Then to add insult to injury, she sat down right in front of me and watched me choke down all of those big strawberries. I wanted to gag, but instead, I said thank you. If it had been a little bit sweeter, it would have been bearable. But those strawberries were a little on the sour side. She is normally a rather greedy person and I had been being honest about that lately. So I did not want to discourage her sharing. Although, she probably was glad to get rid of it. So have you ever had to choke down some food to keep from hurting someone's feelings? Maybe from your in-laws or something? Tell me the details, so I do not feel so bad. I still have the taste of that stuff in my mouth. Well, I just thank God it was not cherry or apple chunks.
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9 responses
@peavey (16300)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I've had to eat birthday cake many a time and I don't like white cake. It makes my stomach hurt. I know what you mean about strawberries. I love strawberries, but with sugar on them. They're not good when they're sour.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
I feel so much better knowing that I am not the only coward in the world, LOL.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Mar 08
If I don't want to eat something that was given to me then I don't eat it Rozie - I would of made up an excuse instead hahaha!
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
Oh come on now, you are telling me that if your mother-in-law had made her favorite dish that everyone raved about, you would make up an excuse, even if she knew that you were hungry? What if little Maddy made you a special treat all by his self. You know that you would gag, choke, cough, heeve, and do whatever else you had to do to get it down, LOL.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Of course I would eat it but if I didn't want to eat it right there and then, I would say so or make up an excuse LOL Maddy has given me a piece of chocolate to eat and I didn't want to eat it so I asked him if it was ok to eat it later. He didn't mind at all. My neighbor has actually bought food around too and has asked me to try it and I've told her that I would rather save it until Matt gets home so I can share it LOL She didn't seem to mind I THINK LOL
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
Oh alright, wise guy. But did you eat the things later on? See, if I say I am going to do something, I have to do it.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I would have eaten it, as my friend's feeling would be hurt by telling the truth. Strawberries ice cold first thing in the morning would be a bad way to wake me up. The rest of the day people would be avoiding me. Sorry your friend woke you up that way. My oldest daughter is a bad cook and I learned quickly that my stomach was not going to like it when she did the cooking. She had to make a week of meals for a cooking badge in Girl Scouts. It was a long week and even my husband wanted to start hiding food. We did survive, but now when we see her we bring food.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
29 Mar 08
A whole week??? Well, when they are little, you can't really break their hearts that way. It is good that you have never had to hurt her feelings.
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@catmint (628)
• Singapore
28 Mar 08
I think I am just not your average nice girl next door. If I know or suspect whatever set before me isn't going to agree with my tastebuds, and I am not hungry, I will just refuse outright to eat it. No amount of puppy eyes, whimpering and threatening will make me budge. I agree, sour strawberries doesn't go with anything.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
The thing of it is, she knows that I am crazy about sweets. So I guess she was attempting to be thoughtful. Now if it had been something that I could not choke down, like any kind of seafood, I would have told her what she could do with it.
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
28 Mar 08
The worst thing I can remember - is a pumpkin pie my stepmom forgot to add sugar too. She noticed right away when she tasted it and grabbed the sugar bowl. We all piled sugar on our slices, but it wasn't the same.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
Oh my goodness, that sounds awful. She would have never forgotten the sugar with me in her kitchen. That pie would have been too sweet.
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• United States
28 Mar 08
Well the people that know me know that I am honest to a fault. Besides I can't lie very well because my face speaks volumes. If I tasted something that didn't taste right, I'd have to say something like the dish didn't agree with me or something like that because it would be obvious if I tried to fake it.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Mar 08
Oh I did an excellent job of choking all of those strawberries down. Now I am starting to feel guilty for not being honest, but I did not want to hurt her feelings.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Mar 08
A few times I have tried food and ate it. i am usally truthdul though. i will tell the person that I don't like it. i am not going to eat something that makes me sick. Espically spicy foods. I have acid reflex problems. So I have to be careful eating spicy foods and also eating to much
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Mar 08
I have Acid Reflex also. I take Prilosec and most of the time it does not give me a problem. If it does, I simply take an antacid and then I am fine. It wasn't that the pie was so horrble, but the strawberries could have been sweeter. I just didn't want to hurt her feelings because she was really trying to do this out of the kindness of her heart.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Mar 08
That is understandable. I take prolosic also and prevacid. I want to say it's a family thing. My father has it and so does my grandmother.
• United States
30 Mar 08
It's hard to discourage even the smallest attempts at kindess, even when the gestures are narcissistic...
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
30 Mar 08
What?
• United States
30 Mar 08
Aunite Rozie, Mom makes us wait unit 10 PM to eat and it is only (:39 and you did not share your strawberries with us. Sammy and I (Abagail) are hungry!. Petie has food in front of him at all times and mom will not feed us unitl 10. She makes us wait unitl 10pm because if she feeds us earlier I can not wait until 4am so I wake her up at 2 or 3 in the morning to feed us. The doctor told mom I was to fat and so mom has me and Sammy on a diet. Can you imagine a diet for me the becautiful girl that I am dieting. Oh well it is almost 10pm and mom is canning some long veggies I think she told dad it was aspargus what ever that is. As long as she is busy I can get on the puter and talk to my favorite Auntie.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
30 Mar 08
Oh Abagail, I am sorry to know that you have to be on a diet. Your mom is doing what is best for you. I know that you will feel better once you lose the weight. Diets are no fun though. Tell Sammy and Petie I said hi and you guys take good care of yourselves and your parents. Love you, Auntie Rosie.