I just lost my appetite. Again.
June 27, 2014 6:23 AM Subscribe
Where I'm living now, it seems really common for the local people to leave food on their faces while they're eating. This makes it difficult for me to enjoy meals.
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to Human Relations (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not sure why this is, exactly, I've lived in/been to a lot of different countries across several continents, including countries very close to here, and I've never observed this before.
I don't want to sound judgmental, but it completely disgusts me to see pieces of food on people's faces, and it makes me lose my appetite. Unfortunately, I often end up dining in cafeteria-style situations, which means I'll be sitting at a table where everyone has food on their faces. I don't think I should say anything about it, since it seems to be a cultural thing? My current method of dealing is staring directly into my food and avoiding conversation, which is awkward and not at all enjoyable. I don't know what else to do and still be able to eat. Eating elsewhere isn't an option. Is there anything I can do to feel less disgusted? Should I just say something and be perceived as rude? Or is my only option to keep staring into my plate?