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Yea I don't think anyone else there could understand why I was so grossed out. But I just can't handle food mixed with anything. I also have issues sharing food off the same plate as someone if it's something that you use a fork on.
Yea I don't think anyone else there could understand why I was so grossed out. But I just can't handle food mixed with anything. I also have issues sharing food off the same plate as someone if it's something that you use a fork on. Finger food is fine but the fork that's been in someone's mouth then touching the food I'm eating creeps me out. I can now share with my husband like that but we had probably been together 3-4 years before I was ok with it. And I can share a drink with him but no one else. I just can't do it. And we had probably been together quite a while and swapping saliva and other bodily fluids for quite a while before I was ok with it in a food/drink type situation.
I complete get it.
I'm the same way, even with my kids. I will take a bit of food a baby offers me, but if you are over 3, keep that nasty, germy food to oneself. YUCK!
All my kids except one have this same "thing." We were at a restaurant with an other couple and our little one. One of the other people asked my Little One if she could try her food. I was just about to take a clean fork and put some on a small plate or cup for our guest, when the woman took HER own fork, which had been IN HER MOUTH and jammed it into my child's food and took a big bite. Both my Little One and I were so grossed out. My child just stared at her food (she is polite enough not to say anything) and didn't take an other bite. When the waitress came later and asked her if she wanted to take her left overs home, she frowned and just said, "No, please." Luckily, she was almost done with her food. I can't imagine if it had been during the beginning of the meal.
I had to, very politely, tell my friend later, to please not touch our food with anything that had been in her mouth. We all have a germ thing. It was just a "thing" of ours. This woman and her husband just have no problem with other people's food or germs or anything. YUCK! She's a good freind, but when I see her tasting other people's food or offering me something off her plate, I gag a little (and I don't even HAVE a gag reflex in normal situations.) I was nice and polite when I told her and she knows I have OCD, (for real) so it wasn't a problem.
When I think of Splooshing, I think of that scene in Tommy where Ann Margaret is rolling around in the baked beans. Not my thing.