It’s not as though I have a particularly unusual diet that provokes a lot of comment, and I can’t begin to explain why, but it really bugs me when people comment on what I’m eating. This is more understandable when you get some twonk going “eeeuw, I can’t believe you’re eating that, gross!” or similar remarks, but I don’t even like it when it’s a positive remark, even an innocuous “that looks nice” as I’m putting my lunch together in the work kitchen (which I try and do at less busy times when there are fewer prying eyes).
It’s possible the latter reaction stems from an only child’s inability to share - “yes, it does, and it’s mine, so stop oogling it” (I’m a joy at tapas restaurants) - combined with an extreme need for privacy - it’s none of your business what I’m eating, nosy. But that doesn’t make it any more rational - especially as I’m quite happy to post in the “What’s for dinner?” threads on here, and would feel very disappointed if I’ve cooked for someone else and they don’t comment on it.
Does anyone else have the same thing?