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Posted 7/4/15

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We grew up poor. It was always a strict policy to not waste food. Clean your plate or no desert.


No, my friend.... you did not grow up poor. Poor is when desert is the furthest thing from your mind, and the real question is "what can I eat?"

Not that I lived much of my life poor.... only small portions a few times... though currently, I am technically living below the poverty level and have been for over two years. I'm just lucky because I live in a low cost of living area and I have very few bills....

Bah, back on point. No, my friend, that is not poor.


You had a house over you head. That is not poor. Live homeless in Africa, then you will be poor. See the problem with what you said? Wealth is relative.
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You had a house over you head. That is not poor. Live homeless in Africa, then you will be poor. See the problem with what you said? Wealth is relative.


I do actually.... but complaining about being poor and having to eat all of your food before you could eat desert is pretty much universally considered douchey.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


Buckerss wrote:
You had a house over you head. That is not poor. Live homeless in Africa, then you will be poor. See the problem with what you said? Wealth is relative.


I do actually.... but complaining about being poor and having to eat all of your food before you could eat desert is pretty much universally considered douchey.


I'd have to disagree. But then again I'm a douche myself. So much that it's not hard for me to find people who'd want me to die.
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Buckerss wrote:
I'd have to disagree. But then again I'm a douche myself. So much that it's not hard for me to find people who'd want me to die.


You may be right, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm pretty sure the general consensus is that you aren't worth going to jail over.
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Posted 7/4/15

HolyDrumstick wrote:


You may be right, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm pretty sure the general consensus is that you aren't worth going to jail over.


Naturally. Doesn't mean they don't want me to off myself though. They'll have to be patient unfortunately.
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Posted 7/4/15

HolyDrumstick wrote:


cleruninja wrote:
We grew up poor. It was always a strict policy to not waste food. Clean your plate or no desert.


No, my friend.... you did not grow up poor. Poor is when desert is the furthest thing from your mind, and the real question is "what can I eat?"

Not that I lived much of my life poor.... only small portions a few times... though currently, I am technically living below the poverty level and have been for over two years. I'm just lucky because I live in a low cost of living area and I have very few bills....

Bah, back on point. No, my friend, that is not poor.

Do I need to elaborate on the fact that some of those desserts were purchased with food stamps? Or that some were made by my mother from inexpensive ingredients? (Shortbread was common) Or that occasionally they were found dumpster diving?
I'm not saying it couldn't have been worse. Living in a nation as rich as America, poor becomes relative. And we were relatively poor.
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I used to be a fairly picky eater but it was more so that there were just alot of things that i did not like than me having high standards.
Alot of the things that i never used to like (tomatoe, mushroom, anchovies, etc) i now like.

I used to be really fussy with lumpy mashed potato though! And i dont like things too fatty.
Dont want steak too rare or too over cooked.

But these days i have less $ than i used to so i often eat on the cheap.
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Nothing wrong with being a picky eater. Being picky just means you know what you want and you stick to that. It will however limit you and you can miss out on so many wonderful foods.
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Posted 7/5/15
My diet is very restrictive so being a picky eater is a matter of pragmatism.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 7/5/15
I'm a picky eater.
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52 / M / Bay Area
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I find it amusing when people eat by texture and not by smell and taste very common with children but some adults keep that trait
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24 / M / St.Louis - USA
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Posted 7/5/15
Just eat their food.
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You people who condemn picky eating don't understand what it means to actually be one. I can't control my own goddamn gag reflex. At least, for many years I couldn't. Granted, I've slowly learned to eat a few foods that I couldn't before, but I still can't look at anything from Chipotle head-on without throwing up a little in my mouth.
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Posted 7/5/15
I'm a pretty picky eater. Texture is probably the most important factor for me to consider when eating... I don't eat many vegetables because of their texture.
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I don't think anyone should have to eat anything they don't want to lol, would you want to eat something you don't want to? No, obviously you wouldn't.
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