"It's Not Funny!"

United States
March 11, 2013 8:38pm CST
This is what I'm saying to husband after I took a bite of his food that he cooked with fresh habanero peppers. He eats a lot of spicy, hot food, but I ,on the other hand like my food mild. I was commenting on a post and he gave me a piece of his food. Usually, I don't take a bite of his kind of food, but I wasn't even thinking. I felt like my eyes were bugging out and fire was coming out of my nose and ears. He's use to it, but I'm not! So he's sitting there laughing at me, while I'm trying to get the "hot" out of my mouth!! He's like stunned that I actually took a bite, yet laughing at me! He said my eyes bugged out and my face turned red! So while I'm trying to get the fire out of my mouth, he still is laughing at me, so I tell him "It's not funny!"
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21 responses
@marguicha (121725)
• Chile
12 Mar 13
It seems that you have to get used to the hot flavour. And while the situation might "seem" funny, it really isn`t. I suppose he never thought for a minute that your reaction would be so big. Forgive him, this once
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• United States
12 Mar 13
He was as shocked as I was that I actually ate the hot food! Couldn't blame him, I know his food is hot, I was the one that took a bite. Maybe I'll eventually be able to eat some hot food, doubt it though! Thanks for responding!
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Wow! That is hot. I only like Louisiana hot sauce. I can't stand anything hotter. One of my old friends gave me a chicken wing cooked with some kind of el scortcho pepper on them. I hate a sore mouth for hours from the burn.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Actually I was surprised that the hotness has subsided! I remember one time my husband made a salsa with all his hot peppers and such in it. Two hours after he had ate some it still was hot to my mouth. I had to put ice cubes on my lips, it was so hot! Thanks for responding!
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@peavey (16872)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Drink milk. That will coat your mouth and esophagus to shield it from the burning. I don't like hot foods, either and I wouldn't think it was funny! It does give you an excuse to "get back at him" though.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Took a bite of bread and it's not that bad now! It was kind of funny, because I don't eat his food because I know it's too spicy for me!! He didn't think I'd eat it, it was too late when I put it in my mouth! Thanks for responding!
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@bjc66bjc (6740)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Ouch!!! I can imagine what was going in your mouth...and your mind...Ouch again...LOL..but it really wasn't his fault what happen..I mean if you moved to fast maybe he did not have time to warn you or maybe he was just trying to teach you a lesson...sorry...
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@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
For people who don't really eat hot and spicy food, taking just a bite would be a big trouble. It is like your mouth is on fire. It is no laughing matter indeed for them. I used to dread hot and spicy food as well and would hate anyone who foolishly add chili on my food. But as I learned eating such kind of food from my husband, I now found myself craving for such. It is like my meal is incomplete without something hot and spicy.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 13
Eat a few teaspoonfuls of sugar quickly and this will help
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• United States
12 Mar 13
I ate some bread and it helped. Have to watch eating sugar because I have to waatch my blood sugar, but I'll keep it in mind! Thanks for responding!
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@BarBaraPrz (23456)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Mar 13
It is and it isn't, funny, that is. How's your mouth doing now? Hope your tummy isn't complaining, either.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Yeah, it was funny, because we both know I can't eat hot stuff and he figured I wouldn't take the bite! It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be! Thanks for responding!
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• United States
12 Mar 13
He was wrong to give you a bite of that food. I am not so nice with stuff like this at all. it would not be funny to him after I was done with him.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
He was as surprised as I was that I actually took a bite!! It was too late before we realized I actually did take a bite! After my mouth cooled down it was actually funny and he apologized, but I was the one who took the bite, knowing it would be spicy! Thanks for responding!
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@blue65packer (11834)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I don't like spicey food either! People have tried to get me try spicey food and I won't do it! I am also not a lover of peppers,no matter if they are mild or hot! I did try some curry chickenonce,that some students from Nepal made at the college I work at. The people from Nepal love their food really,really spicey! My mouth was not happy that I tried the curry chicken! I ran to get some water to get rid of all that curry! It took some time and I never will do that again!
@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
I could just imagine how you and your husband.......your husband was really laughing hard about it coz you absent-mindedly took a bite form his food. I hope you are fine now..... I am your exact opposite. I love spicy food. I don't know why, but I just love it. I remember I was pregnant with my 3rd son. I used to crave for spicy food. I ask my husband to buy me an order of "Bicol Express". It is meat cooked in coconut milk and with lots of red chilli peppers. But I was not contented with it, I still add a few drops of Tabasco sauce over it.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Well, i am glad to see that you were able to get some relief from the hotness. I like a little bit of hot, but I don't think I would be able to handle a habanero pepper.
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@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
12 Mar 13
That sounds like my whole family. We do things like that often and laugh at each other. As long as it doesn't hurt the other person we really don't see the harm. We would never hurt each other but a joke is a joke no matter who it's on.
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@GardenGerty (112443)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Cheesecake is supposed to be the perfect cure for the burn. It is oily and sweet. I accidentally cooked with some habaneros one time. I had bought pepper plants at my friendly local Wal Mart. Warning!!!! Often the plant labels come out and people helpfully put them back in randomly, or maybe it happened at the suppliers. All I really know is that I had these peppers that were supposed to be bell peppers growing in a container. They bloomed, set on peppers, kinda late in the season. I kept waiting for them to get big, but they stayed small, so I figured they got stunted from not enough water or too much sun. They also never really turned red, and we were expecting a freeze. So I picked these five or so stunted orange peppers and proceeded to add them to some things I was making. I chopped them really finely in potato salad, as it gave a nice color. I chopped them finely into some potato soup as well. I had a massive amount of potatoes that needed to be used up. Hubby enjoyed them, and I suffered. I did not learn what they really were until I saw some in Dillons store, in the organic section. I will not make that mistake again.
@Raine38 (9201)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I also like spicy foods but on a mild level only. I don't like habanero-level of spiciness. And as someone who is sensitive to foods that get a little bit too spicy, I can just sympathize with you. I also have a husband who likes to play me around and I just play along and have laughs with him. But whenever it causes me discomforts I tell him it's not funny at all. He is quick to apologize though and sometimes I would take advantage of it by asking something from him!
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@Pegasus72 (1900)
10 Apr 13
I like spicy foods but not ones that give me pain while eating them. When I was pregnant with my 4th child though I wanted Hot wings as hot as they could make them and I would eat them without a sweat, while my husband who likes them hot would be sweating from the hotness. By the way she is my Hot, sassy, daughter, guess the hot spicy foods proved you are what you eat.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
23 Mar 13
hi dear Jodee I love really hot food so you bet I would be a happy camper if I could try your husbands cooking. Fresh Habaneros sound good to me. LOL. My husband also likes spicy foods but unfortunately he gets nosebleeds from it so we have to cut back on these nice spicy things we love to eat.
@AmbiePam (51138)
• United States
14 Mar 13
I'm sorry it made you so uncomfortable, but thanks for the amusing tale! : ) It reminds me of when I went out to eat once with my Nana. We were at a Chinese restaurant. She had sushi on her plate. I was shocked because she didn't seem the kind of person to like sushi. But since she frequently ate at Asian restaurants I assumed she had developed a taste. She took one bite, made a horrible face, and spit it out in her napkin. She hadn't known it was sushi!
@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
He is trying to make a joke out of it Jodee, because he knows that if you are not busy you will not just take a grab of it but would ask if it's spicy. Maybe you can warn him that next time he does that, he will not sleep with you in your bedroom.
@bunnybon7 (41353)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Mar 13
oh god i know what you mean. my son also loves hot food and then wonders why he has terrible heart burn! i tell him hes burning up his whole digestive system. once he got some pizzas to bake. he baked one and offered me some. so i tried a piece since i love pizza also. but it was so spicey hot! i couldnt believe it. i looked at the box and it said fire baked. obviously these are more spicey then others. i always check the type now. lol
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
12 Mar 13
He would get along well with my son who is a fire eater also. I however like just a bit spicy...not the hot stuff. One time I was cutting halapenos and my son was quite little and he picked up a piece and popped it into his mouth...he ran crying through the house screaming about his mouth being on fire. I laughed so hard the tears were coming down so I wiped my eyes forgetting I had the juice on my fingers and man did that burn!