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I do believe we are twins! Sheesh, it's a relief to know I'm not the only one with this issue. Man oh man, we had to stop going out to our favorite wing place because I had the hardest time watching guys take a wing and stick it in their
I do believe we are twins! Sheesh, it's a relief to know I'm not the only one with this issue. Man oh man, we had to stop going out to our favorite wing place because I had the hardest time watching guys take a wing and stick it in their mouth whole and come back with a clean bone. It made me so sick to my stomach and any time I see someone "shovel" food in their mouth I get sick as well. It's infuriating because I have embarrassed myself at the table in public with recently met in-laws and it was something I was forced to explain - twice. The second time I actually teared up a little bit because it was such an intimate setting and emotions were already running high due to the nature of the visit itself.
When we go to places where someone else has cooked, I pray for a fruit/veggie/cheese platter of some kind so I can kinda-sorta fill up on that and then hope there's a bread course or a salad course in there somewhere so I don't walk away starving. We've left places and gone somewhere else afterwards just so I wasn't hungry.
Every doctor I've ever asked about it thinks I'm completely insane and has no explanation for it whatsoever.
I never even thought to ask a doctor about it! I guess because my mom has similar issues & my sister. It's probably a sensory phenomenon and the Dr. would have to be very specialized to even know what you were talking about. Naturally, they slap the crazy badge on you because that's what they always do when something is out of their range of experience, (in my opinion and I am not going to get into that
I always claim food allergies when someone asks at a social event why I am not eating whatever they want to make me eat. (If you want, and it will make it easier on you, I can come up with a good medical name for the "condition", just let me ask my dad, the physician. He's good at knowing obscure stuff!) Granted, I have a bunch of food allergies, too, so it is a natural fall back. For the most part, I do exactly what you do, eat the cheese & crackers, salad , or fruit, etc. -- stuff they usually haven't fooled around with, ha ha!
OMG, the image you gave me with the wings did actually make me cringe & stop reading for a minute! I often come home from somewhere & eat at home, so I totally understand the going somewhere else, afterwards thing! I had an elderly friend that I had to stop eating with because food would literally fall out of her mouth as she ate. And she had bits all over her clothes, the table...she almost never used the damn napkin & she didn't care about the food all over! I actually brought it up one day, thinking she might have a problem with her teeth, or some old age thing. No, she has always been sloppy like this & it doesn't bother her! Her boyfriend said he can't watch her eat, either, ha ha!
And she's not as bad as what you see when people shovel food, oh lord, don't get me started! Yes, it's revolting & it's poor manners! You want to eat like a pig, then go eat outside with the pigs! OK, I have no tolerance for poor manners. Etiquette, which fork to use, etc. does not bother me, poor manners, however, get me every time. I had to stop after the first date with someone I met through eHarmony because we went to eat. That, combined with poor grammar...well, enough said. I am fairly tolerant, just not of those two things and I'm also particular about hygiene!
Funny thing is I was just pulling a small pizza out of the oven at the perfect amount of crispy, brown goodness & thought to myself, "Gee, I should take a picture of this & show Stormy...nah, she'll think I'm crazy!" I kind of wish I did take the picture after all!