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21 Things Only Picky Eaters Will Understand

No, I can't just scrape the sauce off.

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1. The list of things you'll eat is so small, you basically have the same handful of meals on rotation.

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You refuse to be shamed for having pesto and pasta three days in a row.

2. Going out to restaurants is a hugely stressful experience.

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Especially when the menu consists of a single page.

3. And it's a rare occasion when you can order something straight off the menu without a request of some sort.

I'm not a picky eater 😅😅😅

4. All of your fast food orders have the "special order" sticker of shame.

My 'no bun oil' order gets me a Special sticker. Awesome! #Whataburger

5. You know the pain of biting into a bit of food only realise it contains the ingredient you hate the most.

6. Or even worse, a friend has sneaked some into their cooking and only told you after you've eaten it.

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The ultimate betrayal.

7. When you go to somebody's house, "what do you want to eat?" feels like a very loaded question.

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8. You feel repulsed when someone puts sauce on food rather than by the side for you to avoid.

9. And you hate when people say "just scrape the sauce off" as if the flavour won't still linger.

The meal has been ruined forever. End of.
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The meal has been ruined forever. End of.

10. You rarely get to enjoy desserts at restaurants because it's too much of a minefield.

Apple and rhubarb crumble? Nope, nope, this is too stressful.
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Apple and rhubarb crumble? Nope, nope, this is too stressful.

11. Sometimes even when you order something "safe", it turns out to be not quite what you expected.

What kind of pizza has onions underneath the layer of cheese?
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What kind of pizza has onions underneath the layer of cheese?

12. You've become an expert in quickly and efficiently picking out the bits you don't like.

Dear Qantas: please stop putting devil peas in my food. Signed: I picked them all out. #fb

13. And when it's too much effort to pick out, you've learnt to eat around things.

@nymaddie update: I ate around the salad.

Even if it means your meal ends up looking like a complete and utter shitshow.

14. Although in the presence of others, this can be a little embarrassing.

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15. Whenever possible, the components of your meal must be kept separate.

When ever I cook my own food I separate it to little piles so nothing touches

16. You know that a full fridge doesn't necessarily mean there's anything for you to eat.

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17. You've lied about being allergic to things, just to get out of having to try them.

18. You get very worried about your picky ways hurting someone's feelings.

It's not that you hate their cooking, it's just that you hate a particular ingredient or two.
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It's not that you hate their cooking, it's just that you hate a particular ingredient or two.

19. Explaining what you will and won't eat to people gets really tiring.

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"Well, ice cream is OK as long as it's in a cone. And I will eat strawberries but not strawberry-flavoured things and...should I continue?"

20. People don't understand that it's not always a matter of how things taste, but their texture too.

me: has wrong texture of food at dinner me: rages and starts crying [2 seconds later] me: i like the rice

21. And on the odd occasion you do take a culinary risk, it rarely pays off.

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So you won't be changing your ways any time soon.