A Gift Given At Birth
I don't know how many people here will feel the same, and I may get scolded... but, I'm completely annoyed by people who complain something is too spicy.
I think that our tolerance for spicy food is something that is a part of us, we're born with it, and not necessarily something we can control... but it's because of that, that makes me not understand when someone will cry, or refuse to eat something so delicious.
My son is 3, and he eats everything that I eat spicy. Even a salsa that gets MY taste buds tingling, he will scarf down like it's nothing. My daughter who is 4, and given the same exact chances to try new foods, won't touch the stuff.
So, I know it's not someones 'fault' that they're a total wimp... but it still bugs me. --I worked with a lady who would cry if she got too much black pepper on something. We had ordered lunch out at one of my favorite mexican restaurants, and she ordered a smothered burrito with mild chili. So, she's eating and comes across a small bit of green vegetable in the chili. "Oh my God! What if I had put that in my mouth??" She's screaming, almost in tears, and throws the rest of her lunch away. I had to explain to her, that even green chile's can be mild, and it's how to make green chili. That bugged me.
I made lemon pepper chicken once, and my step-son refused to eat it, saying it was too spicy. That bugged me.
My best friend in high school would order mild chili everywhere we went, and she was still reduced to tears while dining with me... on several occasions. That bugged me.
When I eat mild anything, I can barely even taste it. It tastes bland to me. Spicy food doesn't hurt, and I cannot even fathom crying over it...
Perhaps, I'm intolerant to people who are intolerant. LOL