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When candidating for my present Pastorate, I was asked, "Do you like children?" This was important as the church seeks to be very child-friendly.

I didn't have the wit to reply, "It depends: do you mean roast, boiled or fried?" [Devil] What I actually said (truthfully) was that I like most children, most of the time.

[ 14. September 2017, 10:48: Message edited by: Baptist Trainfan ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Jane R:
wild haggis:
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All those folk who don't like children! I can guess what they were like as kids from their descriptions. It takes one to know one. We were all once kids Or were they born fully formed adults - poor mothers if they were!
Well, I think that's a bit unfair. I can see where these people are coming from; I don't like all children. I like some people who happen to be children at the moment.

I like chip butties, but this is not really a secret as part of the pleasure of eating them is due to Other Half and Daughter pretending to be embarrassed when I have one...

Why would this cause embarrassment?

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They think I am being Common. Or at least, that's what they *say*. I think they just like pretending to be embarrassed. Having dinner in a fish and chip shop is Common anyway, to those who worry about such things.

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
When candidating for my present Pastorate, I was asked, "Do you like children?" This was important as the church seeks to be very child-friendly.

I didn't have the wit to reply, "It depends: do you mean roast, boiled or fried?" [Devil] What I actually said (truthfully) was that I like most children, most of the time.

In an interview, if you want the job, you should be yourself, but if this isn't what the people hiring are looking for, then be someone else, rather quickly!
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posted by JaneR
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They think I am being Common. Or at least, that's what they *say*. I think they just like pretending to be embarrassed. Having dinner in a fish and chip shop is Common anyway, to those who worry about such things.
The only people who worry about things, situations, or people, being "common" are the nouveau middle-class [Two face]

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Well, that's why I think they're just pretending to be embarrassed. We're not nouveau anything.
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Originally posted by LutheranChik:
I lied to my Fitbit albout what I ate today.

[Killing me]

It's hard to be honest when it's only a machine!

I tried Slimming World online, it didn't help me at all - I need a human to be answerable to.

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DLSs?

I'm not particularly fond of country music, but I love the banjo (and relate to Billy Connolly suggesting that it should be played on a porch in close proximity to a chicken).

I adore bagpipe music and go weak at the knees at a solitary piper or a full pipe band.

I knit wild tea cosies and silly hats.

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quote:
Originally posted by Clarence:
DLSs?

... I love the banjo (and relate to Billy Connolly suggesting that it should be played on a porch in close proximity to a chicken).

Tick!

quote:
Originally posted by Clarence:
I adore bagpipe music and go weak at the knees at a solitary piper or a full pipe band.

Absolutely, tick! The more the merrier.

quote:
Originally posted by Clarence:
I knit wild tea cosies and silly hats.

While not a dirty little secret, exactly, it is kind of shameful that I can't co-ordinate a pair of knitting needles any more than I can bring something successfully to my mouth with a pair of chopsticks...

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
When candidating for my present Pastorate, I was asked, "Do you like children?" This was important as the church seeks to be very child-friendly.

I didn't have the wit to reply, "It depends: do you mean roast, boiled or fried?" [Devil] What I actually said (truthfully) was that I like most children, most of the time.

Here is a list you could have given them [Razz] [Razz]

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[Smile]
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I like long hair on a man and find male ponytails and man-buns quite attractive

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Not long hair in the man-buns, Miss Amanda should hope. [Ultra confused]

(She'll get her wrap.)

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Another DLS

I'm a popaholic - I love to watch Dr Pimplepopper videos on Youtube

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Kitten, I once watched a YouTube video about someone pulling out a loo-oo-ong black hair embedded and coiled up in a swollen pus-headed pimple under their chin. It was ghoulish, revolting and utterly fascinating.

Never again, that way lies madness.

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Dirty Little Secret?

Our cat poops in ornamental jars, preferably when they are on window sills.........

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When asked about a meal I use "subtle" as a euphemism for "utterly bloody tasteless." But then I prefer traditional chips and pies, meat and veg to the arty farty gumph that most cafes favoured by my friends and family tend to serve. [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:

... back in grammar school, I had been a hooker.

Which is a sentence to be used only in certain contexts [Razz]

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Such as this one.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zappa:
But then I prefer traditional chips and pies, meat and veg to the arty farty gumph that most cafes favoured by my friends and family tend to serve.

We had fish and chips (from the chippie) tonight, as we were too lazy to cook.
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I love watching ‘Gogglebox’ [Hot and Hormonal]

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Originally posted by MaryLouise:
Kitten, I once watched a YouTube video about someone pulling out a loo-oo-ong black hair embedded and coiled up in a swollen pus-headed pimple under their chin. It was ghoulish, revolting and utterly fascinating.

Never again, that way lies madness.

...
Now I understand all those people who are angling for a "like" button.

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quote:
Originally posted by MaryLouise:
Kitten, I once watched a YouTube video about someone pulling out a loo-oo-ong black hair embedded and coiled up in a swollen pus-headed pimple under their chin. It was ghoulish, revolting and utterly fascinating.

Never again, that way lies madness.

Even the imagined recreation of this is a fantastic dietary aid. One cannot intake food if one is simultaneously expelling it.

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If it's not here soon, I might be done
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It is a work of art. A finer specimen of descriptive narrative I have rarely seen.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
It is a work of art. A finer specimen of descriptive narrative I have rarely seen.

No one said art need be pretty, I suppose.

[ 01. October 2017, 18:54: Message edited by: lilBuddha ]

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Revulsion in modern art is a big thing.

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True confession: A friend of ours says she hates onion and garlic and asks us to not put them in food we bring to her dinners and parties. But we know that she only hates the onion and garlic when she can see the pieces in the food, so we chop everything as finely as possible, and she loves our food. [Devil]

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We used to know a couple like that, LutheranChik, but they loved my kipper pâté, which is probably more garlic than kippers.

As you say, as long as you don't tell them ... [Devil]

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That sort of subterfuge is OK if it's only a matter of liking/disliking, but a bit tough if the guest is allergic to the food.
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I say the same thing about garlic, but really it's the smell: no garlic bread, no aioli, no Italian kitchens (cue churning stomach [Projectile] ) If it's in food with no obvious garlicky smell, however, then there's no problem. Maybe it's the same with your friends?

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I used to serve up wobbly servings of vanilla pannacotta to a vegetarian friend without realising the gelatin had animal products in it. A confession of ignorance, not deliberate deception. Now I use agar-agar. And before inviting vegan friends around, I double-check all my condiments.

I don't mind deceiving friends who are only fussy about disliking certain ingredients and who eat them in disguise (garlic-haters). I wouldn't secretly serve volatilised alcohol in dishes to a recovering alcoholic because I understand that even the smell or a faint winey taste can trigger cravings. When I know people have strongly held objections on ethical grounds to animal products, I respect that. One friend is a vegetarian who occasionally eats bacon and likes fish and chicken without specifying why or when. I don't know I'd bother to tell her I've put chicken stock not root-vegetable stock in a casserole.

A tricky slope.

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When I was an undergrad, a long long time ago, one year I lived in a house with four others. One of the others declared that she didn't like tuna. But we were poor students, we more or less lived on tuna, so the rest of us conspired to hide the cans and tell her that what was in the sauce poured over the pasta was chicken. She never did twig. I expect she wonders now why her chicken never tastes quite like those delicious things we ate as students!

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I also had a student flatmate with a habit of declaring she didn’t like things without trying them. One of the things she refused to eat in any shape or form was eggs. I served her a soufflé without telling her how it’s made and she liked it. Only afterwards did I say “so you do like eggs after all”.

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quote:
Originally posted by Polly Plummer:
That sort of subterfuge is OK if it's only a matter of liking/disliking, but a bit tough if the guest is allergic to the food.

I avoid foods with onion and garlic also, which can make it difficult to find a suitable dish at potlucks and at some of our favorite restaurants. I love the taste, but it gives me industrial-strength dragon breath for several days afterwards.
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Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
I also had a student flatmate with a habit of declaring she didn’t like things without trying them. One of the things she refused to eat in any shape or form was eggs. I served her a soufflé without telling her how it’s made and she liked it. Only afterwards did I say “so you do like eggs after all”.

This sort of game is played on me periodically, and makes me feel sorely aggrieved, consider breaking off friendships, salt their coffee and dream of duels at dawn. Wouldst thou also secretly serve meat products to vegetarians, pork to Jews and Muslims, communion to Beelzebub?

Story:

I do not eat yoghourt in any form regardless of the spelling (yogurt, yoghurt, yogourt, yuckgourt), its attested fruitiness, alleged intestinal benefits from patented bacteria, its Greek pudding-like texture, nor the suggested similarity in frozen form to icecream. --My mother was fully incompetent, lazy and uncaring in the kitchen. Liked to open tins of food and stand them directly on stove burners or in a pan of water to heat up the contents. How she loved an electric frying pan filled with an inch of water and the cooking labels of tinned stew, alphagetti, peas and beans.

To the point to the story:

She thought powdered milk was a grand thing, low cost for 50 lbs at a go. She would mix up the milk and turn it into a form of this yuckgourt stuff. Later she figured out how to add tofu to it, and also to make icing for cakes from the yogourt-tofu snot. So I don't eat the glairy substance out of as much conviction as any vegetarian and more than most gluten avoiders, with the addition gustatory trauma (I feel nausea coming even typing about it). So if you decide to slip yoghourt to me, you'd best not tell me and pray to eternal God for forgiveness and the strength to maintain the deception to the grave and beyond!

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quote:
Originally posted by Polly Plummer:
That sort of subterfuge is OK if it's only a matter of liking/disliking, but a bit tough if the guest is allergic to the food.

I'm not sure it's ok even then. I know parents often do it if a child refuses to eat certain things. Sometimes, kids have a food sensitivity, and the grown-ups don't realize it.

Lots of people have food sensitivities, and/or were forced to eat certain things, and/or have negative emotional baggage associated with particular food, and/or have private religious/ethical dietary practices, **and/or have health problems that you don't know about, like diabetes**, and/or simply don't like a particular food.

Hosts, please be really, really careful.

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Mine is a clean little secret.

I don’t have sweaty feet at all, but I like to change my socks at least three times a day [Smile]

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Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:

I do not eat yoghourt in any form regardless of the spelling (yogurt, yoghurt, yogourt, yuckgourt)

My grandma hated it too.

She called it yogmuck.

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quote:
Originally posted by ArachnidinElmet:
I say the same thing about garlic, but really it's the smell: no garlic bread, no aioli, no Italian kitchens (cue churning stomach [Projectile] ) If it's in food with no obvious garlicky smell, however, then there's no problem. Maybe it's the same with your friends?

Not really: there was one restaurant where they would cheerfully eat the garlic bread. [Ultra confused]

If they'd genuinely been allergic, obviously I wouldn't have given them anything with garlic in it. It was more of an affectation: he was a bit "unreconstructed" and didn't really like anything "foreign" - including the people ... [Eek!]

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My latest secret is so shameful that I can only tell it here where hardly anyone knows me. We now have a car with an automatic transmission.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
My latest secret is so shameful that I can only tell it here where hardly anyone knows me. We now have a car with an automatic transmission.

It's virtually impossible to find a car with standard transmission in the U.S. I've driven nothing but stick shifts for the past 35+ years, and people think I'm strange (which I probably am, but not because I drive a stick shift).

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Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
My latest secret is so shameful that I can only tell it here where hardly anyone knows me. We now have a car with an automatic transmission.

That is not a proper car, but an oversized children's toy. Hang your head in shame.

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Re: "smuggling" ingredients past unsuspecting guests

posted by LutheranChik
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True confession: A friend of ours says she hates onion and garlic and asks us to not put them in food we bring to her dinners and parties. But we know that she only hates the onion and garlic when she can see the pieces in the food, so we chop everything as finely as possible, and she loves our food.
posted by Polly Plummer
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That sort of subterfuge is OK if it's only a matter of liking/disliking, but a bit tough if the guest is allergic to the food.
Indeed. Which is why I carry an epipen.

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I try to carry stuff in case cranberries might have been creatively thrown into the salad/cider/sangria/stuffing/what have you. People don't tell you, because who the hell is allergic to cranberries? Besides me, I mean. And they often have no clue what is in their fruit whatsit.

[ 13. October 2017, 16:03: Message edited by: Lamb Chopped ]

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I’m allergic to melon - same problem.

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Although I am in my mid-forties, and mildly respectable, I still like eating a kebab now and again, a wonderful relic of my various student days.

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