17 Struggles People Who Love Spicy Food but Can't Take the Heat Will Understand
Some legends say Latinos can eat the spiciest of food without hesitating a bit, but I'm here to tell you that's far from true — at least for me. Don't get me wrong, I love spicy food (ugh, do I love it?!), but my palette is simply not capable of taking the fire without making my eyes tear, my nose run, and my throat hurt just a little. Has that ever stopped me? No. But would I necessarily say I can eat any and all chili-pepper-infused dishes? No way.
So when friends and family laugh at my need for a tissue as I eat everything from eggs to tacos to rice doused with a heavy serving of hot sauce, I smile and keep going. I'm not about to dump a meal because it's slowly burning my soul with its flavor, and that's determination only a true lover of spiciness would understand. Scroll ahead for 17 more moments you've probably faced as a spicy-food-lover who can't take the heat.