Just try it!

June 6, 2009 1:06pm CST
I know a woman who is in her 70's and has NEVER had any foreign foods and by foreign I mean Indian, chinese or anything like that, nt just bananas or stuff. She has never tried it, but when I asked her why she wouldn;t try it she said "because I might not like it" BUT YOU MIGHT! Do you think thats odd? I know she is entitled to eat what she wants, but she actually called it foreign muck! Do you like foreign food?
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10 responses
• United States
6 Jun 09
I love foreign food. Specially Chinese, Indian, and Mexican. It's weird how you can be 70 and not have tried foreign food. I mean, there are restaurants selling foreign food in every country of the world!
6 Jun 09
I know, it's strange right?
• United States
6 Jun 09
I think she's lying to you. She probably tried it but she's not telling you because then she's gonna be wrong and you'll be right.
• United States
6 Jun 09
Really? foreign muck? I think foreign food tastes great, and its a different taste. She doesn't know what she is missing. Doesn't she get sick of always eating the same food?
6 Jun 09
apparently not, I would though!
@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I'm kind-of torn. I love trying new food, though I had a set-back when I discovered I was allergic to shrimp! Enough about me though: I hate it when people get set in their ways like that, but at the same time, SHE'S OVER 70! Leave the poor lady alone! "Foreign muck?" Hee Hee, I wonder if people in other countries say that about my cooking?
6 Jun 09
She's not like a doddery old 70 year old, she's fit as a fiddle, maybe thats why!
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
6 Jun 09
I wonder if that's my husband's ex wife, because she calls it 'foreign muck' as well! When our granddaughter was about 7, I made a lasagne. She said she didn't like it, so I asked if she'd had it before. She said no, but what if she didn't like it? I promised that if she really didn't like it, I'd make something else for her. Well, she loved it and now, almost 20 years later, she loves all foreign food. I love foreign food - curries, Chinese, anything. We live in Spain, and I love the food here. Just simple recipes with quality ingredients. Wonderful!
6 Jun 09
Spanish food is great!
@maezee (32281)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Oh my gosh! That's too bad. Most foreign food that I've tried tastes simply AMAZING, and not only that, but it really opens your eyes to a different culture & cuisine. This lady is seriously missing out - it sounds as if she even might be racist or have some kind of prejudice - and it's preventing her from trying new things & haivng an open mind. That's truly sad. I couldn't imagine living my life like that.
6 Jun 09
me neither! It would be so dull!
@zackn87 (345)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Chinese food and buffets are sooo good. idk how she could have never tried chinese food. and shes 70!
6 Jun 09
odd right?
@tkwt96r (28)
• United States
7 Jun 09
That is very odd. I love chinese and spanish food. They know how to eat.
@tomcat23 (623)
• Old Forge, Pennsylvania
7 Jun 09
I wouldn't say its odd, I would simply refer to it as narrow minded. My dad was the same way with food until his later years. Once he tried something other than meat and potatoes, he realized there was more to life than just being alive. Alot of times, a dislike of food can be psychological. One time at a company holiday party, they had these round fried things and nobody knew what it was but some of us really enjoyed the crispy morsels. Finally, we asked the waitress what they were and believe it or not, a few people literally got sick when they heard they were fried calves brain. It just goes to show, it doesn't matter if its tasty or not, the psychological taste buds can make it nauseating. Go figure!!!
• Denmark
7 Jun 09
Oh I love sushi and Italian food. I do agree that it's odd but I also think she has the right to her opinion. Though I guess that she has missed out on so much like that.
6 Jun 09
I will try anything once and if I don't like it the first time I will try it again another time but if I still don't like it then I won't eat it. But then are tastes change with time and some food which I detested 10 years ago like aubergines are now my favourites. Same with actual meals, somethings I disliked a few years back I will now happily eat. But there are people who are set in their ways and I can immediately put my folks into that as they always eat the same things and never try anything new or foreign cuisine as they "may not like it".