So I went visiting and someone offered me a veggie burger, the room was not too bright so I took it before realising what it was. I couldn’t eat it. I tried. I held it for almost thirty 30minutes thinking of how to break the news to them that I hated it. Not cus I’ve tasted it and it was bad, but cus I have never tasted it.
I am afraid of trying new foods or rather, I don’t eat anything I didn’t eat the first 5years of my life. I just can’t do it. I’m afraid I won’t like it so there’s no point. I remember on one of my birthdays, I went out with my friend Raphael and before then I had never tasted chips (fried irish potatoes) although I eat meat pie which was once a challenge for me. He got shawarma, chicken and chips with ketchup. Well, after much persuasion I tasted a chip and then another and the rest is history. I didn’t do so well with the sharwama and I avoided all the chips that had ketchup on them. It was major ground breaking progress for me.
Another incident was Cee’s convocation, I had not eaten cus he said they was enough food in the car. I almost started wailing when we got home and he walked in with a plate of rice and sauce. Sauce made with carrots, green beans, cabbage etc. Needless to say I slept on an empty stomach that night.
Eating friend rice or jellof rice spiced with vegetables is a major struggle…no matter how many they are, I’ll sit and pick them out without getting tired and without even an ounce of shame.
I have never had pizza, caramel pudding, oats, club sandwich or even a hot dog.
I didn’t use to eat onions untill I met Cee. Now I love onions in egg sauce maybe too much.
My dad says I’ll die of hunger when I go abroad cus African foods are not cheap. Well, I started eating coleslaw without the mayonnaise. I’m just scared I won’t like mayonnaise. But in all, it is major progress that I’m even eating coleslaw.
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