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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
Its simple. These people just want attention. I'm allergic to those kind of people. Everytime they come up with those excuses I get sick of it.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Nope, I'll just be honest and say I don't like it :P
candace87 candace87 8 years
chika028, I would be one of those people saying no bacon, mayo, or cheese, because I really CAN'T have any of those. And I may be one of those people you think don't want the calories because I'm small, but that has nothing to do with it. And Graylen, I do the same thing. I don't want to get into my medical history, but I'm not LYING just because I don't like something.
graylen graylen 8 years
I have a lot of stomach problems that are set off by many foods, sauces, etc. Instead of getting into my whole medical history with a waiter, I generally will just sum it up by saying I'm allergic. It's easier and it gets the point across without having to talk about my potentially embarrassing medical problem. That being said, if I didn't get sick from foods, I don't really understand why you wouldn't just ask for something to be removed from the plate. I rarely have any problems in restaurants so long as I'm upfront at the beginning asking what's in foods.
emalove emalove 8 years
That's kind of odd...why not just say you don't like it?? Who cares? If you're worried about offending someone, just politely say "no, thank you".
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I have never lied and said i was allergic, if i don't want something i just say no tomato please or whatever.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
please DO NOT DO THIS...for those of us who actually have food allergies!!! waitstaff often see right through your stupid lie and will (like candance said before) think you're just being picky and not tell the cook that it's an allergy. you do not know how many times i have had a reaction after eating at a restaurant because the cook still used the ingredient in the sauce. so glad i have people like this to thank for that. next time, you can drive me to the hospital. if you don't like something, DON'T ORDER IT.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
I agree with most of the posters.. No cook or friend is going to be upset if you tell them you don't like a certain ingredient. They will be however if they find out later that you lied.
evenxstarx evenxstarx 8 years
You don't need permission to .. say that you just don't like something!
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I wouldn't say "I'm allergic" in a restaurant, I'd just say that I didn't want it. But, I may say it to a family member or friend who otherwise won't get the hint, and will give me something I hate, even though I've been clear about not wanting it. I can see how frustrating it must be for those people with food allergies to not be taken seriously because of people who do this, but I don't really see the need in a restaurant - I just tell them I want it on the side, or that I don't want it at all. If they assume it's an allergy, or if they just assume I'm being picky, makes no difference to me - as long as they don't put it in my food! But yes. I don't see a problem with doing this within my family circle or friends
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
What's wrong with saying that you don't like something? No need to BS anyone. You're simply stating a preference, not partaking in a personal attack.
merie33 merie33 8 years
I've never done it when ordering in a restaurant, but I have in conversation...I don't like chocolate, and I am so sick of people saying "oh my god...how can you not like chocolate" "i never met a girl who didnt like chocolate" "are you suuuuure you're a girl???" It's so annoying! NO I don't like chocolate, and YES I am a girl.... So it's easier just to say I'm allergic But not in restaurants...just in obnoxious conversations
nahsj nahsj 8 years
PLEASE please if you're going to lie and say you're allergic to something when you really just don't like it, make sure you're GOOD AT LYING. I'm a bartender, and I can tell when some brat comes in and says "no cheese, mayo, or bacon, i'm really REALLY allergic" she really just means "I don't want extra calories from fat." I get it, I'm a girl too, but don't tick off your waitstaff/bartender right off the bat by overtly lying, it's absolutely annoying.
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
Actually, you kind of do. It's called lying.
candace87 candace87 8 years
Oh, after reading the comments I see that I've kind of repeated what chatondeneige said. The servers think you're just being picky, and will sometimes bring out the things you're allergic to anyway. This really sucks because, some of the things I can't have are common allergens, but others people wouldn't expect. Also, I hate when at a bar the bartenders will NOT tell you whats in something and think they're being cute. "You'll just have to try it and find out!!" Well no.. if I see an item on the bar menu you kind of have to tell me whats in it if I ask?
candace87 candace87 8 years
I don't really like when others do this because, as a person with food allergies, when I go to a restaurant they ASSUME I just "dont like it" so they'll say "Oh you can't even taste it at all its just a TINY bit in the sauce!!" or "No honestly they only use a LITTLE bit while its cooking" .. well guess what? That LITTLE bit is enough to make me really sick. So please don't lie to me, or put the ingredient "on the side" because it is still on the plate with my food. I find that really inconsiderate, and I only really feel comfortable eating at restaurants where the manager or cook themselves will come out to hear my specific needs.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I have never thought about doing this before. However, I see no problem asking for something without an item I don't like.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Hahah, I hear you aimeeb, I freakin HATED shrimp...I can only eat it cooked certain ways, if it's boiled I makes me wanna vomit...but I'll keep this in mind when someone wants to feed me eggplant or squash *shudder*
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
You don't need permission to... Lie!!! I have never lied about having a food allergy. It never even occured to me to do so.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
OK, as a girl who's legitimately allergic to strange things, I"m afraid that yes, you do need permission to do so. I say "Please, no bacon. I'm allergic" and servers hear "I don't like bacon but I'm a prissy as$ little brat who lies to get my way," then I get bacon on things, and it has to be recooked so I don't spend three hours trying to throw it up. Seriously, people who do this piss me off.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that just reminds me of the SATC episode where carrie says that she's deathly allergic to parsley i think when she just doesn't like it, and she gets in a huge fight with berger about it.
lms lms 8 years
I have never done this. My husband says he is allergic to chocolate, but i think he just doesn't like it. We were snowmobiling in below 20 weather and the group stopped mid way for hot chocolate. I asked the man if he had tea b/c hubby was allergic....he said no no I am fine...i will have it. I was wondering if he was going to have a reaction up in the mountains, but he was fine.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I do this with Mayonnaise *shudder* I just say I'm allergic to it... even though the ingredients are mainly just egg and oil hehe
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
This reminds me of the SATC episode when Carrie and Berger get into their last fight - started when she ordered at a restaurant and told the waiter to make sure no parsley was on or around the dish as she was "very" allergic. Berger got all grumpy because he knew she wasn't actually allergic, she just didn't like Parsley. Carrie said, "If I say I don't like it, then somehow Parsley magically appears..." SO TRUE. Unfortunately, I'm actually allergic to a lot of stuff, which makes ordering at a restaurant painful and annoying.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hahahahahhaaha shrimp!
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