What's something that you're surprised surprises people about you?
April 22,2019 at 8:24PM UTC
I'm not sure why, but a lot of people - especially those I work with - always seem very surprised that I cook. Cooking is one of my pastimes (and, I'd argue just a generally important skill), so I'm always a little confused/offended when people ask after my lunch and then act incredulous when I tell them "it's just leftovers from the other night." On occasions when I bring in something I'm particularly proud of, it's less surprising (vegan gyros with homemade seitan and fresh-made pitas? Yeah, okay, be impressed with that, please!) but the amount of "wow" I get when I'm munching on some lentil chili is just... odd? I find it EXTRA weird when I offer something or bring it in to share and people are stand offish. You wanna try some of this sourdough? Sure thing! I made an extra loaf. Wait, what do you mean you're not so sure if it's not from a bakery... I swear I didn't poison it.
I can't be the only one who has these moments of "what the heck?" so I'd love to hear the oddities that other ladies on here are faced with.
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