I have to be the Picky Person, because I'm a Celiac, and can't eat anything with Wheat, Rye, or Barley.I'm not sure if this is a pet peeve or more of just a differing of opinions between my wife and me for the last 20 years of marriage and 3 years dating.
But if we are going out to a restaurant in a group of three couples and one of the spouses is "picky" and may or may not have "food issues". It is my opinion that we, as a group, do not defer to her/him to "pick" where we're eating just because she/he is the one that is picky. But rather, we choose a place based on where the majority wants to eat and let the "picky" one find something on the menu they can eat. My wife on the other hand thinks the exact opposite, of course (men, mars, women venus thingy).
My experience with allowing the "picky" person to choose for the group is the place they choose ends up being some national chain (Chili's, Applebees etc.) type place and bypassing better local restaurants that are ten times better.
And before anyone gets on their social righteous horse, I get it, the main thing is spending time with the people and not about the food. But I'm from the south and what "we" eat MATTERS!!! LOL!
I never make an issue of it, I just eat whatever I can eat.
NO BIG DEAL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE IT ONE.
I've been on this diet since 1996, and it works for me.
It's an awful diet.