Storytime Tuesday - Yeah, But I Still Hate Seafood, Though

Storytime Tuesday - Yeah, But I Still Hate Seafood, Though

 Photo via Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Photo via Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

I hear it all the time.. “You were born in Florida, you should LOVE seafood… its a sin to not like seafood and be from Florida.”

Read my lips.

I DO NOT LIKE SEAFOOD!

That’s like saying if you’re from Boston, you have to love clam chowder or if you’re from Chicago, you just gotta love deep dish pizza.

When I tell people this, there’s usually a shocking look on their faces complete with their mouths wide open full of anger and disgust.. As if I just kicked a puppy or something.

Then the questions start flying..

“But why?”

“What’s wrong with you?”

“Have you tried [insert that wonderful piece of seafood they want me to eat here]?”

I went to New Orleans some years ago and the people I was with already knew about my dislike for seafood. I’m thinking, “cool.. no one will think I’m crazy for not wanting any seafood.” WRONG! Every restaurant we went to, everyone ordered seafood, while I ordered chicken or beef. “OMG, you don’t want any crab legs?! Come on, just try this lobster tail, its good! You don’t know what you’re missing! What is wrong with you? You’re weird!

I don’t care if it was prepared by Bobby Flay and Paula Dean in the kitchen together, I can not eat something that feels like a wet piece of cotton in my mouth sliding slowing down my throat. I can’t.

Oh yeah. Sushi is included. For some odd reason, people try to tell me that sushi is different, its not “seafood” seafood.

Nah. I’m good.

All I think about when I see or hear about sushi is a big piece of raw fish that possibly has worms in it.. sorry to offend those that love sushi but what makes you think I would try this when I can’t eat cooked seafood?

I don’t understand why people just can’t accept what I don’t like to put in my body. It’s going to always be an issue for THEM and I’ll always have to explain why I don’t like seafood.

I think I will start telling people I’m allergic.

What is something that you dislike that people bug you about? It can be anything!  Let me know in the comments! 

Until Next Time! 

Toya

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