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Selective Eater

Posted by terrepruitt on October 31, 2018

A Facebook Friend posted this list recently on Facebook. She received a lot of replies. I was pretty surprised at them. For so many years I was called a picky eater so I was happily surprised to see I was not among the pickiest out of the people who replied to her query. There was one woman who answered 17. SEVENTEEN! The response to her response was, “What do you eat?” I mean, seriously. There are so many things on this list that I DO eat, and they are pretty much staples in my diet I was wondering the same thing about this woman.

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Here is the list with the items I won’t eat circled. I don’t really like green olives with the pimentos, but without them they are fine. I will eat raisins especially golden ones, but I don’t care for the black ones, but sometimes I will eat them. If they are in a dessert item, I will generally not eat that item because . . . it is probably something I should be avoiding anyway. I don’t eat fish raw or otherwise. I like celery soup, but I don’t like celery and I prefer it NOT be in things (chicken salad, green salads, etc.). I don’t like avocados. I don’t even like to touch the mush of them — eww. And I don’t like mustard.

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What about you? How do you fair with this list? How many points did you get?

8 Responses to “Selective Eater”

  1. I won’t eat snails or raw fish. There are other things I don’t really like (Brussels sprouts, asparagus, ketchup), but might eat under certain conditions. People are picky!

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    • Paula – I don’t eat snails or any fish – raw or cooked. I love asparagus and Brussels sprouts, I prefer them roasted! I am not a big fan of ketchup, but I do eat it. Sometimes the fries “call” for it!

      I didn’t realize people are picky because I was told that I was the picky one and my brother and father ate everything. My mother did not, she was picky! I am lucky my husband is not a picky eater! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Mmmm… love mustard and that entire list. And now, I’m drooling over the thought of raw fish 😉 Pears are the only food I can’t stand the thought of eating, ‘though they’re not on the list 😛 🙂 ❤ Jackie@KWH

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