Tasting people's dish/cake out of courtesy or simply saying no?:)

By SS
Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
September 25, 2020 3:03am CST
My roommate makes some unusual cakes, like she knows I won't eat it or maybe it's simply my imagination. She made a really good sponge cake but it had honey and it felt really unusual. In translation, not that tasty. A week before that, she made some small round cakes containing peanut butter, which I don't like and some cerals or muesli. I've tried both of these but, I couldn't all. I wish she could make smaller portions and only for her What about you?
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@DianneN (199742)
• United States
25 Sep
I would taste it, and if I didn't care for it, I would let her know. No reason to eat what you don't like.
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• Shenzhen, China
26 Sep
@DianneN,you made lots of sense, like your words
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@DianneN (199742)
• United States
26 Sep
@jefferson126 Thank you!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i'm always afraid of leftovers
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@eileenleyva (19524)
• Philippines
25 Sep
Tell her the cakes are not good, so she'd improve.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i've told her a couple of times but, she just likes experimenting. what about you, you instantly say no?
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@eileenleyva (19524)
• Philippines
28 Sep
@moonandstars I don't consume anything not to my liking just to please anyone. So yes, I say 'no, thank you.'
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
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• Agra, India
25 Sep
Haha....if she doesn't offer won't that be more upsetting
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
well, since she's always experiemnting with things i don't like, i have to think about it
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• Agra, India
29 Sep
@moonandstars haha. I would the agree because excess of anything is always bad.
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@mochang (574)
• Philippines
25 Sep
Maybe you can give constructive critism what to put or not.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
thank you. i could try but, she's experimenting from the day one. i wish she could have offered her work colleagues with these.
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• Santiago, Chile
25 Sep
I have been in those kinds of situations with acquaintances. They would offered me all the time what they made, to my surprise their dishes didn't look appealing to me so I ended up saying, "no, thanks, I just ate i am stuffed" try it out next time, it'll help you!
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@marlina (110734)
• Canada
26 Sep
That is a good excuse
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• Santiago, Chile
27 Sep
@marlina haha it's worked before.
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@marlina (110734)
• Canada
27 Sep
@jvicentevalera And it will work again
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@jstory07 (95971)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Sep
My cakes are always good.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
huston, copy that
• Philippines
25 Sep
That's nice of her to offer you her cakes. But maybe you can ask her to make your favorite cake rather
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
she told me after she made it that she baked a cake would you try it or?
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• Philippines
29 Sep
@moonandstars I think I'd try it but I'd tell her nicely about the things she needs to improve.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
@freelancermariagrace yes, that approach is good thank you
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@arunima25 (47467)
• Bangalore, India
25 Sep
Ii is good on her part to offer it. I would have taken a small bite and said what I felt about the taste. She might improve that way.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i did that and this isn't the first time for her. i guess she likes experimenting with things and leftovers
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@arunima25 (47467)
• Bangalore, India
1 Oct
@moonandstars Oh! I see. Then you better go with a polite no or just nibble a small piece
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
@arunima25 precisely, thank you
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@just4him (224052)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep
Take a taste, if you don't like it, let her know. That's what I would do.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i did that. and after 2 days, i decided it's not for me. thank you.
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@just4him (224052)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Sep
@moonandstars She didn't take the hint? I'm sorry.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
@just4him not so. she's always doing 100 things at a time
@sol_cee (23763)
• Philippines
25 Sep
That’s nice of you to not say no
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
thank you. i always give it a second chance though, i feel, she can't help experimenting
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@sol_cee (23763)
• Philippines
29 Sep
@moonandstars or her cooking/baking has grown on your tastebuds lolll
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
@sol_cee perhaps nice observation
• India
25 Sep
I would have said no
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
Very brave of you
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• India
29 Sep
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@Lavanya15 (13109)
• Chennai, India
25 Sep
Give your genuine feeling about that came, it's helped her to improve her baking skills lol.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
it's good baked just, these ingredients
@lazydaizee (2376)
• Reading, England
25 Sep
Some people like to experiment with flavours when cooking. Perhaps you could ask her to make your favourite cake for you.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i will and she said i should tell her but, she just surprises me with her cakes
• Shenzhen, China
26 Sep
Sometime we are unable to refuse kindness from others,but if you don,t really like the cakes,you may tell her with politeness.No need to be reluctant.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
i was testing it for 2-3 days and i said no. yes, kindness is rare so it's hard to say no thank you for a wise answer
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• Shenzhen, China
28 Sep
@moonandstars ,it is my pleasure.
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@sophie09 (29349)
• Indonesia
25 Sep
I am happy to taste my friends cooking
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
actually, me too. well said
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@sophie09 (29349)
• Indonesia
29 Sep
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@db20747 (31309)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
29 Sep
You might say, oh I'm watching my sweets, but that's interesting !
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
1 Oct
well, i could try...thanks
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• Midland, Michigan
28 Sep
Called aren't in my eating plan so I would probably now out from trying them. I'd she wants to experiment with flavors and ingredients that's fine but she shouldn't be hurt if you're not interested in trying them all out.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
you're right. thank you!
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@dgobucks226 (24358)
27 Sep
If it something I know I don't like why go through the motions of eating it. No one likes all foods and recipes. Just nicely say you prefer not to.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
I mean, I wanted to try but, for 2 days, I had it enough
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@jobelbojel (19247)
• Philippines
27 Sep
I taste it and give an honest opinion. It would not hurt since we are friends.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
I always go with that. Thanks!
@GardenGerty (126965)
• United States
25 Sep
I think you are extremely polite to try them. Yes, it would help to have smaller portions. Once in a while we waste food here because I make too much.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep
Thank you. I know she tried just, as you said, smaller portions are not that bad especially when she's always experimenting like this