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A vacation dinner conversation.


Me: “What do you think you’re gonna have?”

Hubby: “I’m not sure, I’m between the salmon or the chicken”

Me: “Really?”

Hubby: “Yeah why?”

Me: “I don’t know… I guess cause I read the whole menu, and I was pretty sure you’d decide on the pork”

Hubby: “The pork, really?

Me: “Yeah, they have a shredded Mayan pork”

Hubby: “I like that?”

Me: “Well, you love pulled pork, don’t you?”

Hubby: “Yeah, I guess so”

Me: “Then why wouldn’t you like this pork?”

Hubby: “Uhm… I don’t know…”

Dinnner arrives.


Hubby: “This is one of the best dinners I’ve had”

Me: “I figured you’d like it”

Hubby: “I guess I forgot that I liked pork”

Me: “Why do I know what you eat better than you do?”

Hubby:  “I have no idea.. but thanks!”

I’ve mentioned that hubby has come a long way with regard to expanding his food choices beyond hamburgers, pizza and pasta but I think sometimes, even years later, he forgets that his new repertoire is rather large.  And, he definitely has trouble translating the fact that he enjoys a particular taste to trying a new food item.

Hubby has many idiosyncrasies when it comes to food (which I’ll have to explore in other posts). But, I think he’s finally settled into a happy place and he’s open to trying almost all new things.

Although there was that one Ginger Incident that I think has irreparably damaged him.

One of my happiest days was convincing hubby to try sushi.  In my eyes, this was a huge accomplishment because when I first met hubby he “didn’t eat seafood”.  Not just a couple of items, this was a proud declaration he made that any and all seafood items were disgusting.  So, little by little I introduced him to light, white flaky fishes.. “oh, these are pretty good”.  Then we moved to steak like fishes “wow, these are really good”.  So, I felt pretty excited to start a slow sushi introduction… and, all was going well until the ginger.

Hubby:  “What’s this pink stuff?’

Me: “It’s actually ginger”

Hubby: “What do you do with it?”

Me: “Well, I actually don’t like it, but a lot of people love it.  Some people put it on their sushi, other people just eat pieces of it.  It’s used as a palate cleanser and it’s supposed to aid with digestion.”

Hubby: “Will I like it?”

Me: “I have no idea.. you should just try it.  I personally think it’s gross, but like I said, many people love it”

Hubby: “You don’t like it.. but I should try it??”

Me: “Yes, you should try it”

Hubby: (pops a piece into his mouth …… gagging, spitting, choking sounds…). “What the Hell?  Why did you make me eat that?”

Me: (giggling) “I told you I thought it was gross”

Hubby: “But you didn’t tell me it would be the worst thing I ever put into my mouth”

Me: “Honey, how would you know if you didn’t like something if you never tried it? Now you know, and you never have to eat it again”

Hubby: “Yeah but, I’m not sure if I can ever trust you again”

What’s the takeaway from this ?? Well, every single time after the Ginger Incident that I’ve suggested that hubby try something new I get… “Is this gonna be anything like that ginger, cause if it is, I’m gonna hate you……”

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