Why is it that whenever I have plenty of my own food to eat, people at work bring in extra to share? And then they are hurt if I don't eat some. For the past couple of weeks I have been offered a free lunch from one of my coworkers. His wife gives him a lot of food in his lunch and he has decided that I need to broaden my food horizons. Usually I have 3 responses to choose from when he offers me some of his lunch.
1. I can politely decline. This will start an annoying string of comments about how I don't like any food, how I have no sense of adventure, and how sheltered and pitiful my life must be without all of the wonderful food that his wife makes.
2. I can accept and eat what he offers me whether I like it or not. Of course I say it is good which usually leads to being offered more.
3. I can give in and accept even though I don't want it and then scrape it in to the trash when he isn't looking. This is only reserved for the most horrendous of meals which I didn't want but was given anyway.
I am really glad that he has a wife that loves to cook for him but he loves spicy food and I am a pretty simple eater. I would much rather save my money for my mortgage than buy groceries. I don't have to cook for anyone so I don't have to come up with exciting and varied meals everyday. I can eat the same thing for 3 or 4 days in a row and be fine with it. It's not that I don't like to cook it's just not a priority right now.
I am grateful that he is willing to share his lunch with me even though it is partially for his own amusement (especially if I make faces when it is spicy). But I am going to have to buy more heartburn medicine and keep a bottle at work if this keeps up...and a bottle of that stuff is not cheap!