Pretending you’re allergic to something you just don’t like is quickly becoming the new trend in eating out and it needs to stop. I know that some people have real allergies. Some people can’t even look at a peanut without going into cardiac arrest. Those people have the right to be picky and demand special treatment; it’s totally acceptable if it’s a life or death situation. But some people abuse the system by pretending they have allergies to avoid things that they don’t like. If they don’t like fish, they will claim to have a seafood allergy. If they are dieting and worried about carbohydrates, they will claim to have a gluten allergy. I think they need to lighten up and stop being so damn picky. Pretending you’re allergic to something is a slap in the face to people who have real allergies. And it’s a weird thing to lie about. If you don’t like tomatoes, just say you don’t like tomatoes. You don’t need to pretend like a tomato will kill you. You’re not going to get my sympathy; you’re just going to make me want to feed you a tomato.
Critically Rated at 3/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young