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So, what is the appropriate response to "Ewww!!!" anyway?

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So... an acquaintance at work comes over to ask me to go out to lunch...

Me: "Oh, I brought my lunch today."
Her: "Oh, really, what did you bring?"
Me: "Salmon and..."
Her: (Quickly interrupts) "Ewwww!!!! Sick!!!!"
Me: "Salmon from leftovers last night and salad."
Her: (Shuttering and walking away) "Ewwww!!!"

What would you have said? Is there an appropriate response? Or is the appropriate response just to keep your mouth shut like I did? When it actuality, the next time she waxes poetic about how much she loves Carrabba's, I'll want to say "Ewww!!!" (But, I probably won't!)

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  1. Next time tell her you brought eye of newt.

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    1. re: dinwiddie

      LOL!! Love that response.

      Clearly this coworker is not a food person, and probably thinks the Sizzler is a big night out. I probably would have said something like, "I know, isn't it awful? But I make myself eat it."

      1. re: slacker

        not a people person, either.

    2. My two usual responses:

      "Thank you for sharing. Remind me to comment on your food sometime!"

      "Did I really just hear someone over the age of 10 use the expression, 'Ewwww'?"

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      1. re: Fydeaux

        Great replies. It is rude, to say the least. And you are right- anyone who is not a child should NEVER make those kinds of comments. We taught the kids to say something along the lines of " no thank you, I don't care for that" instead of EEWW or Gross.

      2. It depends who says it.

        If it was someone I usually get along with and like, I would say nothing.

        If it was someone else, I'd say, "at least it smells better than you do."

        1. I would bet $10, this person has never had salmon, but associates all fish with that "icky tuny fish" in a can her mom didn't know how to prepare.

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          1. re: rl

            In all fairness, I can't stand Salmon, I've tried to like it, had it all different ways including very fresh wild. Nope, hate it...

            Strangely enough I LOVE tuna tho'...

            --Dommy!

              1. re: JB

                Ewww!!!

                ;) LOL!!! :)

                No, I don't even like it in Sushi Form. I think I have a mutated taste bud or something. Once at a fancy restaurant I was having the tasting menu with a groups of co-workers and everyone was Oooing and Ahhing over the Salmon coarse and when I took a bite of mine, I seriously almost gaged. :(

                Ah well... I guess that is why god created Halibut! ;)

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Dommy!

                  Indeed, the salmon coarse can be quite rough on anyone's tongue.

                  ;)

                  1. re: Dommy!

                    I'm with you on the Tuna. A sushi chef once tried to convert me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Err, no. Actually, I just had to spit it out in my napkin as I TOLD him I hated tuna!

                    TT

            1. See post on weird foods of Asia above and turn her on to it.

              Grin and bear it, you aren't going to educate her palate, she'll never now what she's missing.

              Let me guess which chain she wanted to go to lunch at....