[Sca-cooks] P B & J

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Wed Aug 26 14:21:13 PDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Antonia Calvo wrote:

> 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.

Remind me again, if I invite you to dinner.

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