Do You Know What Your Friends Dislike?

Yesterday I told a story about how I ordered a sweet dish for the table to share at brunch on Saturday, but I left out a key detail.

You see, 2 out of the 7 people were running late, so the 5 of us went ahead and ordered. I ordered my savory dish and a bananas foster French toast dish to share.

When the 2 stragglers showed up, I proudly shared the good news about the sweet dish. One of them promptly grimaced and said, “Ew, bananas.”

I had ordered a dish that one person simply wouldn’t enjoy. So I decided on the spot to make a list on my phone of all foods and drinks my friends dislike, just so I have a record of it when I decide to treat them (whether it’s at brunch, game night, etc).

We spent a good 10-15 minutes creating the list at brunch. The person with the longest list has 14 things they won’t eat or drink, and the person with the shortest list only had 2 things. Some notable ingredient:

  • butterscotch
  • avocado
  • watermelon
  • raw onions
  • blue cheese
  • marshmallows

The most common ingredient found on most lists was raw onions.

I now have this list on my phone at all times. I think it’s going to come in handy.

Are you aware of your friend’s dislikes? Do you commit them to memory, or does this type of list sound useful to you?