Aug 26, 2011

Do you complain about home food?

“No” will be the answer of those who stay away from home.

“Sometimes” will be the answer of those who stay at home and are foodies.

“Frequently” will be the answer of those who stay at home but never cook.

“Never” will be the answer of those who know the respect every cook deserves.

One day when I was a kid I complained about the food made by my grand mom. My whole family was present at the dining area.

My dad said “Eat what is made or make it yourself if you can”. I still remember his words and they do stop me from commenting that moment onwards.

You may think about it too!

My dad is one of the very few people I saw respecting the cook. Be it by my mom, be it by my relatives, be it by anyone, I’ve never seen him complaining about food. Eventually I get to like the people who resemble him. Now that doesn’t mean I do not like those who complain! But obviously, I’ve disliking towards that particular trait.

Not complaining may also confuse us by appearing tasteless. But, come on, this is understandable. If you say you can not, you do not know the person.

My sincere suggestion to all those who complain frequently is not to do so at least try to reduce the frequency. Being a girl I can say it confidently that it hurts. You need not control yourself from saying it; rather try to understand the respect the cook deserves. That’s it.

Nonetheless, up to you.

6 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

Complaining about food is bad manners.Cooking is like any art and the outcome may not be the same always.There is no lack of sincerity by those who prepare.To utter comments rude or otherwise especially when many are present at the table is a bad trait.Your dad did it right. Much of the family values is inculcated in children while supping together.
A nice post.

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

It's really nice to read abt your dad and how he respects the cook, that speaks of some one who is totally humane and thoughtful abt others. Today, it is considered trendy to be fussy about everything and I can't stand it when I see that happening rampantly around me. I agree with u totally.

And speaking for myself, I too am like that. I never complain abt food because I grew up believing that I am lucky and blessed to have food and a roof over my head in the first place.

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Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Partha uncle,

@There is no lack of sincerity by those who prepare.To utter comments rude or otherwise especially when many are present at the table is a bad trait.

:) well said..;)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Swapna,

@never complain abt food because I grew up believing that I am lucky and blessed to have food and a roof over my head in the first place.

Keep it up yar..;)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Rachat, so nice of you and thank you so much..;)