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2020-08-11 8:28:38 AM  
"My son's friend and family fed my son Indian food without asking me first. Am I right to be outraged?"

Guess they made a mistake trying to curry favor with you.
 
2020-08-11 8:30:15 AM  
Who gets outraged at food choices?
 
2020-08-11 8:30:42 AM  
Unless he has known allergies...STFU. He'll decide if he likes it, hates it, or it didn't sit well in his system. Hey, he might introduce it to you.
 
2020-08-11 8:31:24 AM  
Indian food is awesome.  STFU and try some.
 
2020-08-11 8:31:55 AM  
No Vindaloo for you, asshole.
 
2020-08-11 8:39:24 AM  
FTFA: There's something so grotesque about the infantilizing language of "gently informing someone"-especially when that someone is "two doctors"-about "small tummies,"

That is one sick burn from prudence this week.
 
2020-08-11 8:40:33 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: No Vindaloo for you, asshole.


hmmmmm Vindaloo.....arrrrrrrgh
 
2020-08-11 8:40:42 AM  
Just get your own!
 
2020-08-11 8:43:48 AM  

Ambivalence: FTFA: There's something so grotesque about the infantilizing language of "gently informing someone"-especially when that someone is "two doctors"-about "small tummies,"

That is one sick burn from prudence this week.


Meh.  Doesn't count.  Prudie knew she was taking the bait, and took it anyway, just so she could use that line.
 
2020-08-11 8:58:12 AM  
Sounds like mom needs a dosa STFU. amirite?
 
2020-08-11 9:00:26 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Who gets outraged at food choices?


vegans. mostly.
Vegans named Karen are to be avoided especially.
 
2020-08-11 9:01:40 AM  
Wait...dot or feather?
 
2020-08-11 9:01:44 AM  
Yes, I'd be pissed. For not inviting me!
 
2020-08-11 9:04:27 AM  
In India it's just called food.
 
2020-08-11 9:06:17 AM  
Give him some butter chicken, kashmiri naan, and a Mango Lassi and that kid will want to eat indian food every day of the week.
 
2020-08-11 9:07:12 AM  
Only if he crop-dusted the SUV on the ride home, Karen.
 
2020-08-11 9:09:26 AM  
This is the parent that lets their kid only eat chicken nuggets.
 
2020-08-11 9:10:01 AM  
1st world problems.
 
2020-08-11 9:10:24 AM  

Circusdog320: In India it's just called food.


...Whoa

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2020-08-11 9:11:34 AM  
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2020-08-11 9:11:45 AM  
Over a billion people have grown up eating Indian food and survived.
 
2020-08-11 9:12:38 AM  
Typical racist Chinese.
 
2020-08-11 9:14:55 AM  
It's summer.  Corn on the cob is pretty common most everywhere...
 
2020-08-11 9:17:04 AM  

Byno: Sounds like mom needs a dosa STFU. amirite?


Nope....it's the dad who needs that dose.
 
2020-08-11 9:18:19 AM  

EasilyDistracted: Byno: Sounds like mom needs a dosa STFU. amirite?

Nope....it's the dad who needs that dose.


On the other hand I could be wrong...it might have been the mom if it was a two-mom family unit.
 
2020-08-11 9:20:26 AM  
Counterpoint:

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/it was the ghee!!!!
 
2020-08-11 9:20:53 AM  
You do know that mild curries are gateway foods.
 
2020-08-11 9:24:31 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Who gets outraged at food choices?


When I was a kid I was incredulous that people get outraged at hair styles, but that still comes up a lot even in the 21st Century.

We are some truly neurotic apes.
 
2020-08-11 9:25:25 AM  
The parent should be happy the kid ate it, period.

My boys will eat just about anything you put in front of them and love trying new ethnic dishes. Their friends are hit or miss.  Some like eating at our house cause we always eat "weird stuff." Some, we heat up chicken nuggets for
 
2020-08-11 9:28:50 AM  

Raug the Dwarf: The parent should be happy the kid ate it, period.

My boys will eat just about anything you put in front of them and love trying new ethnic dishes. Their friends are hit or miss.  Some like eating at our house cause we always eat "weird stuff." Some, we heat up chicken nuggets for


Your nine year old ate lentils and liked them. That's a huge food win.
 
2020-08-11 9:30:43 AM  
Voice frustration: ...

Well, your partner is probably very tired of you droning on & on & never really getting to the point so it all balances out & you're perfect for each other...
 
2020-08-11 9:39:41 AM  
"they should know we've raised him on a strict diet of miracle whip on wonder bread his whole life!"
 
2020-08-11 9:41:19 AM  
Many years back when #1 son was about 2 we got invited over to a visiting professor's house.  She was from India and made up a traditional meal for us, but it was her first time trying to feed traditional Indian food to a little American kid and she was a bit nervous he might not like it since the spices were unusual for Westerners.

#1 son looks over the plate, picks up a little piece of something and puts it in his mouth.  Chews about twice, and gets this big smile on his face.  Sat there happily jamming whatever it was (i forget) into his mouth for the next ten minutes until he couldn't eat any more.

Smart kid- the food was excellent.

/Sushi didn't go as well
//#2 son happily chowed down on Thai fried rice from a local place that made it hot enough even people who like hot food like me had trouble with it.
 
2020-08-11 9:42:59 AM  
Well, I know what I'm having for lunch.
 
2020-08-11 9:43:01 AM  
The Indian and Chinese population in our area is so high that there are four Asian markets within a three-mile radius. The "regular" supermarkets all have large Asian food sections, and even the nearby Costco has two aisles dedicated to things like ghee, lentils, seaweed snacks, four kinds of rice and six kinds of noodles.

It's wonderful.
 
2020-08-11 9:46:30 AM  

gilgigamesh: Well, I know what I'm having for lunch.


You're getting that chicken sandwich from Popeye's, aren't you?
 
2020-08-11 9:47:38 AM  

tonguedepressor: Wait...dot or feather?


Who cares? Fry bread is the best
 
2020-08-11 9:49:45 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Who gets outraged at food choices?


Racists.
 
2020-08-11 9:51:44 AM  
Pemmican?
 
2020-08-11 9:52:28 AM  
Don't worry, the smell will go away eventually.
 
2020-08-11 9:52:43 AM  

Irving Maimway: Raug the Dwarf: The parent should be happy the kid ate it, period.

My boys will eat just about anything you put in front of them and love trying new ethnic dishes. Their friends are hit or miss.  Some like eating at our house cause we always eat "weird stuff." Some, we heat up chicken nuggets for

Your nine year old ate lentils and liked them. That's a huge food win.


Thing One is single-handedly keeping these guys in business. I just picked up two more boxes for him yesterday.

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2020-08-11 10:04:57 AM  

BretMavrik: Irving Maimway: Raug the Dwarf: The parent should be happy the kid ate it, period.

My boys will eat just about anything you put in front of them and love trying new ethnic dishes. Their friends are hit or miss.  Some like eating at our house cause we always eat "weird stuff." Some, we heat up chicken nuggets for

Your nine year old ate lentils and liked them. That's a huge food win.

Thing One is single-handedly keeping these guys in business. I just picked up two more boxes for him yesterday.

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Mmmmm.... Gotta remind hubby to look for that when he's next at Costco
 
2020-08-11 10:08:55 AM  
What sort of white bread, mac and cheese, soggy chicken nugget picky eater is the parent to be UPSET that their child TRIED FOOD THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE???

It does line up with my generation though, and I do see peers who can only find something to eat on the farking kid menu....
 
2020-08-11 10:16:24 AM  
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having flashbacks of Naan
 
2020-08-11 10:18:59 AM  
What grown man uses the term "small tummies" when talking with other adults?

Great, now I'm hungry for Indian and with 10s of thousands of students pouring into town going near the strip of ethnic restaurants near campus would be unwise.

If this guy isn't fake, this would be one of the very rare instances where I would understand if the wife had an affair, not approve necessarily but fully understand.
 
2020-08-11 10:20:11 AM  
I am horrified that in my childhood someone gave me Kraft Dinner, and then had the gall to add hot dogs and ketchup.
Their mind control made me want to have it all the time.
 
2020-08-11 10:31:24 AM  

BretMavrik: Irving Maimway: Raug the Dwarf: The parent should be happy the kid ate it, period.

My boys will eat just about anything you put in front of them and love trying new ethnic dishes. Their friends are hit or miss.  Some like eating at our house cause we always eat "weird stuff." Some, we heat up chicken nuggets for

Your nine year old ate lentils and liked them. That's a huge food win.

Thing One is single-handedly keeping these guys in business. I just picked up two more boxes for him yesterday.

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tasty bite is kinda meh to me.  costco had a different brand for like a month which i liked way more, but of course it disappeared.  bought those after a long time of avoiding them, thinking they couldn't be as meh as i remebered, but nope, still meh
 
2020-08-11 10:32:39 AM  
I would love it if this happened since it would give me an excuse to take the kids out to Indian food all the time. Never heard of spicy hurting little tummies either, millions of kids in the Southwest get by just fine, not to mention the billions around the world who grew up without the convenience of frozen nuggets for 3 meals a day.
 
2020-08-11 10:35:28 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: cameroncrazy1984: Who gets outraged at food choices?

When I was a kid I was incredulous that people get outraged at hair styles, but that still comes up a lot even in the 21st Century.

We are some truly neurotic apes.


The immature and arrogant elitism over aesthetic trivialities is not one of humanity's strong selling points.
 
2020-08-11 10:44:06 AM  

Otera: What sort of white bread, mac and cheese, soggy chicken nugget picky eater is the parent to be UPSET that their child TRIED FOOD THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE???

It does line up with my generation though, and I do see peers who can only find something to eat on the farking kid menu....


Latchkey kids who grew up eating microwave popcorn, TV dinners and Dominos aren't going to have wide palettes. One of my friends and his wife are about as white bread as you can get, and their kids haven't tried anything. They think Panda Express is exotic. When some of my colleagues travel to Asia with me, they'll bring stuff like Power Bars because they're afraid of the breakfast buffet at the hotel in Samarinda. "Hey, guess what... not everyone in the world chows down on Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs every morning. Besides, Padang food is awesome. And there are like nineteen things to choose from; surely you can find *one* thing."

We were lucky in that our stepmom liked to experiment. She'd make Mexican dishes, Southern dishes (her chicken gumbo is great)... whatever she could get ingredients for in our podunk town. And since we didn't have the money for processed snacks, dinners, etc. we never got hooked on that stuff.

Between that and all of my travel and living in Asia, we make a point to introduce the kids to as much as possible. The Portland area has a wide range of options; last week we did German, this week will be Burmese (I'm jonesing for some tea leaf salad). I could go for some tuna sashimi as well, but it's crazy expensive here. I get spoiled when I go to Palau or Pohnpei and can get a plate of a dozen thick slices for $7. And my wife likes to experiment as well; after our years in Hong Kong, she's gotten pretty good at ma po tofu, drunken noodles, etc.

So whether they love it or hate it, someday our kids will emerge into the world at least experiencing a few things.
 
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