Telling the truth when it's hard, AND funny.

@AmbiePam (50081)
United States
March 29, 2017 1:53am CST
Years ago, my family and I lived in California. I was so young I have very little memory of it, although we went back several years later for vacation and I enjoyed it. Anyway, my parents had a couple in their church come over for lunch one Sunday after church. In casual conversation they started talking about cheese. Apparently, this couple raised goats, and made goat cheese themselves. My dad had never tasted it. The next Sunday they brought my dad a big chunk of goat cheese as a thank you for dinner. When they got home my dad tried a small piece, but spit it back out. He tried to keep it down, but couldn't. He didn't want to hurt their feelings because they had been so excited to give it to him. Ever practical, my mom pointed to section of the kitchen counter. She instructed my dad to throw the cheese exactly where she indicated. So he did. The next time he saw the couple they asked how he liked the cheese. He replied, "It hit the spot!"
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@Juliaacv (33151)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
That is comical! I love cheese, but I don't know as though I have ever tried goat cheese.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
29 Mar 17
Goat cheese has a distinctive taste, I do not like it a lot, I love sheep cheese (the Italian Pecorino).
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
Goat cheese is just too strong for me.
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29 Mar 17
i love goat cheese roasted in the oven with fresh tomatoes and basil. yum. serve it upon crostini
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Mar 17
That's funny and he did tell the truth lol. Better not to hurt anyone's feelings. I have never had goat's cheese either and really have no intentions of trying it.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I tried it for the first time last year. It's too strong for me.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 17
@AmbiePam Just the name of it sours me on it.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
lol that is a good one!! Sometimes that happens!! I don't like pumpkin pie and this woman at work said it was only because I hadn't tried her pumpkin pie so she brought a pie into work and gave me a piece. I had to sit there and eat it in front of her and pretend I liked it. Gagging all the way through it but not letting on. When I finished it she asked me how it was and I said it was good. So then she told me I could take the rest of the pie home with me. I stopped at the beach on the way home and fed it to the seagulls..lol They loved it!!
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
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29 Mar 17
yes, i'm not a fan of pumpkin pie either
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@TRBRocks420 (82469)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Mar 17
lol that's funny and, I will stick to the stuff that comes from the Tillamook cheese factory lol.
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@minx267 (14586)
• Hartford, Connecticut
29 Mar 17
- that is one way to get around it.. sounds like a sitcom skit!
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29 Mar 17
ha ha. so i was talking to someone about goat cheese. i absolutely love it. but i guess that the thing with goat cheese is that some people taste the smell of goats when they eat it & so they hate it. so they taste it differently i guess. it was interesting.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I tried goat cheese with honey, and it was better I thought.
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29 Mar 17
@AmbiePam see, i like it better in it's savory form. i have seen sweet versions, but i like the savory
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@GardenGerty (102473)
• United States
31 Mar 17
Your mom was clever. Your dad was kind. Now we know where you get all your great character traits.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
31 Mar 17
You are sweet. And your compliment made my day!
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
29 Mar 17
Ha ha - I love goat cheese. There's a local family who make the best and I often buy it from them. I like it in both recipes and salads.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I bet I would like it if it was in a dish of some kind.
@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
29 Mar 17
Hahahaa it really hit the spot. Can't stop laughing
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 17
That was clever of your mom to tell your Dad to do that, so that he didn't have to lie or hurt their feelings. I love cheese made from sheep's milk - Roquefort, but I'm not fond of goat's cheese.
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@AmbiePam (50081)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I'll have to look for some of that.
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@OreoBrownie (3638)
• Elberton, Georgia
7 Apr 17
Lol. Well he was honest.
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@FayeHazel (19795)
• United States
31 Mar 17
A polite way to not lie and not hurt feelings. I like it.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar 17
That's a good way to tell the truth
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@snowy22315 (52594)
• United States
30 Mar 17
I had some homemade cheese one time..that was so strong..and the flavor so intense..I really didn't like it. That cheese would have been "hitting the spot" too.
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
30 Mar 17
roflmao!!!!!! OMG that's so funny!
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
30 Mar 17
That's the benefit of the English language (lol)
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
30 Mar 17
I don't like goat cheese and loved your Mom's suggestion. That is certainly a good idea for any of us that receive something we really don't want to eat again.
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@Deepizzaguy (14949)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Mar 17
A great punchline about the goat cheese.
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@UncleJoe (10861)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Mar 17
I sampled a small piece of that cheese a long time ago. It tasted funky like it was still in the goat.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
29 Mar 17
Your mother had a very clever sense of humor
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