I am in trouble when it comes to Thai women’s habit of stuffing food in my mouth. I take my drinking seriously and I do not agree with having mangos, dried frogs, or other foodstuff messing with my alcohol intake on a Saturday night. I prefer to keep my eating and drinking separate. Mangos and beer don’t mix, in my opinion.
Now, what I need to know is, how do I politely or cunningly turn down these female foodpushers, because I’ve noticed they take offence when I reject their offerings. And since I have no wish to be impolite or rude I need a way around this problem.
I realize, that it’s not only Thai women who have this habit. My mother and grandmother back home in Euroland also seem astonished when I turn down the third plate of massed potatos with pork chops and heavy gravy.
My excuses so far havn’t gotten me anywhere. Claiming allergy to mangos or high blood pressure to avoid salty frogs don’t work. I either get a hurt expression or slightly angry look from the rejected woman foodpusher.
What to do! Any suggestions?