Did you know there’s a Facebook group called Anti-Picky Eaters? Whaddya think of that, huh? I don’t know about you, but I’m not impressed. Here are some delightful snippets of the type of sentiment they endorse:
JUST EAT IT YOU FRIGGIN BABIES!
I absolutely friggen hate it when people say they hate a food when they’ve never even tried it before…Eat up you pussies!
Picky eating is morally suspect behavior.
If one is a picky eater, chances are better that one is, for lack of a better term, a jerk.
Firstly, I object to the prurience of even caring what somebody else does or doesn’t want to eat. I really don’t get why it bothers them, or why they feel entitled to object to other people’s personal preferences and verbally abuse us on these grounds. I have asked why it bothers them, but no-one on the group has been able to offer an answer. They don’t even want to engage with the question.
But secondly, and more importantly, I object because these people obviously don’t get it. Either it hasn’t occurred to them that we can’t help it (and actually, why should we, if we’re happy like this?), and they genuinely think we do it to piss them off, or, they know fine well that we can’t help it, and they are bullies that just enjoy abusing people, and they see what they think is an opportunity here. I’ve tried to explain it to them, but to no avail.