[Sca-cooks] P B & J

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Wed Aug 26 14:11:42 PDT 2009

Judith Epstein wrote:
> But a simple "No, thank you..." Well, it's surface-polite, but it 
> doesn't tell me anything that's useful. Give me something I can use. 
> "No thank you, I can't eat onions." You don't have to tell me whether 
> you're allergic or you just dislike them enough to make the dining 
> experience entirely unpleasant. At least, not at the table. When I 
> invite you over, that's the time to tell me, "I'd love to come, but I 
> should tell you that I can't eat onions." Okay, then, that helps me! 
> For that, I will go out of my way to give you an amazing meal that 
> doesn't involve onions. Or blueberries, or whatever it is that you 
> can't eat for any reason whatsoever.

No thank you.  I hate bell peppers with the fire of a thousand suns and 
I won't eat them to please anyone, not even you.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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