What are some things people do with their food that annoy or bother you?
Today, I ordered a pastrami sandwich with nothing else on it. You know, because no one in their right mind would want to dilute the pastrami goodness of a pastrami sandwich.
Another thing that annoys me is when people SMOTHER their sushi in soy sauce. Even worse is when they add wasabi. Even worse is when they use the Japanese mayo. Even when they’re just using a lot of soy sauce I think to myself, “savages.”
And finally, people who mix all their food together. I have a friend that will dump a bowl of rice into whatever soup he’s eating or he’ll dump the rice into whatever sauce heavy food he’s eating. Really annoying to look at.
Spanish/Mexican rice is extremely good in tortilla soup. That’s why they sometimes serve the rice alongside the soup. Even better, though, is to break up the tortilla chips into the soup, for extra corn goodness.
I don’t eat pastrami, but I will order my corned beef and Swiss sandwich on rye with just mustard. No, I DON’T want lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno on my sandwich. It’s thick enough already.
Here is something that has been annoying me lately, and it’s what people DON’T do. There seems to be a certain subset of people who refuse to use chopsticks, with Chinese food, on principle. I have no problem with people who don’t wanna, or who can’t, or just don’t feel like it, but these people get all obnoxious and in your faceabout it. “We’re in THIS country now, and I think they should learn how to eat with a fork, goddamnit!”
Um. They do know how to eat with a fork. They just don’t choose to. And I love eating with chopsticks, so I’ll do it even without a reason and without being Chinese.
I don’t like deli sandwiches where they put like four pounds of meat on the sandwich. Okay, I get it, you’re generous with meat, you make a good hearty sandwich – but if there’s so much meat on it that it’s basically a big ball of lunchmeat with two pieces of bread that aren’t in the same area code – and nevermind trimmings or condiments – then I’m annoyed. If I wanted something I had to eat with a knife and fork, I wouldn’t have ordered a sandwich. I’m not saying I only want one piece of bologna with a small schmear of mayo, but there’s a lot of room between that and trying to stuff a whole package of lunch meat into a single sandwich.
Well forget what they choose to do. Chow Mien is just easier to eat with chop sticks. You get a much better grip on the noodles then you would with a fork. Also, I don’t want to eat sushi with my hands and I don’t want to stab it with a fork either. A delicate food like sushi, or sashimi deserves a delicate instrument like chopsticks.
Sometimes when you buy ice cream you get little wooden paddles to eat it with. They are made like a flat spoon out of the same wood as popsicle sticks. They squick me out. Whenever I post this, someone else always agrees with me.
I don’t know what it is–texture and taste mostly. They are nasty and I cannot stand to see other people use them.