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Oh Good Lord, My Girlfriend's Mother.

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My girlfriend's mother is easily one of the most insufferable people I have ever met. She is adding onto that currently after having found out I have Celiac. A recent conversation had her telling me that she now thinks she has a gluten sensitivity, because she just doesn't feel right when she eats rye. I pointed out that she eats gluten every day (a pita pizza, this woman eats the same foods 3 times a day. Oats with milk, curry with rice, and a pita pizza, followed by more oats), in amounts that would make me sick. She shut up.

 

Next day, her daughter, my girlfriend, goes to eat some Doritos. "No! Don't eat those, they have gluten and I think you have a gluten sensitivity!"

 

Her dad piped up that they are made of corn. Sheesh! I can't wait to see what she says when I bring my own food to Christmas at their house.

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Some people are like that, they hear about something and beyond all palpable logic, think they have it. Back centuries ago, whole towns would get sick and they would all just have a case of mass hysteria.  

 

Look at it this way:  At least she is in the position to (hopefully) be taking your need to be gluten-free seriously.  Most people get the opposite from their family.

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Agh, that's annoying. It's totally intolerant of me but I just want to blast people who are misinformed about gluten, because they make our lives tougher. I have the opposite with my boyfriend's parents - I am veggie and before I was DX'd my boyfriend used to get mad at them for insisting on serving meat and veggie food (a particularly memorable incident with lasagne springs to mind) with the same utensils. It didn't actually bother me but I wasn't going to complain when my boyfriend tactfully suggested that maybe eating at his parents' was a thing of the past... I wasn't about to tell him that this was top of my 'Good things about diagnosis' list ;) 

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My girlfriend's mother is easily one of the most insufferable people I have ever met. She is adding onto that currently after having found out I have Celiac. A recent conversation had her telling me that she now thinks she has a gluten sensitivity, because she just doesn't feel right when she eats rye. I pointed out that she eats gluten every day (a pita pizza, this woman eats the same foods 3 times a day. Oats with milk, curry with rice, and a pita pizza, followed by more oats), in amounts that would make me sick. She shut up.

 

Next day, her daughter, my girlfriend, goes to eat some Doritos. "No! Don't eat those, they have gluten and I think you have a gluten sensitivity!"

 

Her dad piped up that they are made of corn. Sheesh! I can't wait to see what she says when I bring my own food to Christmas at their house.

 

It could be worse - instead of making your issues her own, you could have your own family basically refuse to believe you, and when you come to visit, get everyone together and order pizza. 

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It could be worse - instead of making your issues her own, you could have your own family basically refuse to believe you, and when you come to visit, get everyone together and order pizza. 

 

That is true, and I totally acknowledge that it could be worse! I had a very close friend behave that way when I was dairy free (thought that was the problem). I came over for a sleepover and she was like "We're ordering pizza tonight." I replied "I can't eat that." "How is that my problem?"

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If it were me... I'd agree with her.  "Ya know... you could be right.  You should try going gluten-free and see how much better you feel!" - I'm willing to bet that if she bothered to even try going gluten-free she would have herself convinced in no time that's there is no way she's gluten sensitive... because that would just be too hard.  Maybe she'll move on to something else.  ;)

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Maybe she'll move on to something else.  ;)

I think that is what people who are like that tend to do.  They will see something on the news and focus on it, haha.

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