I’m a special li’l’ person in that I’m allergic to a lot of foods. This includes...
- All types of nuts
- Milk, eggs, cheese; all dairy products
- Avocado... especially on toast :(
Only a few of those foods are actually serious if contacted with (I would have to go to the hospital or I would suffocate— yikes!).
It turns out that my friends have found this to be a ‘good’ internalized joke to tease me about. A lot of them aren’t very mature, so this dietary thing I have going seems to be a good target for them.
When food is the topic of a discussion, my friends who are aware of my allergies will occasionally bring up responses like:
Whoah! Don’t say milk! Anilla might have to go to the hospital!
Stay away from my “death-shake” Anilla! (giggles)
You should eat some of these peanuts Anilla... they’re to die for! (laughs)
These might seem funny at first... but when you hear them all the time it gets rather mundane and often irritating. I know most of the time my friends are just trying to have a good laugh with me... but I want them to know it’s gotten old.
How can I tell these friends/people that I don’t appreciate having my allergies continuously made a big deal of without making it seem like I’m mad at them or stuck up?