I was invited to a dinner recently and when dessert came around, everyone was served a slice of chocolate cake, except for the husband, who was served some sort of fruit pie with two small scoops of different flavors of ice cream. The wife, after she sat down, explained that her husband didn't like chocolate, but with six people for dinner, she felt that it was worth buying a chocolate cake.
This sort of thing has happened before at dinners at this house. With salad, veggies, and soup, that I can recall. The husband is very picky.
Every time this happens, I think that it's not what I'd do. I'd either offer choices to everyone at the table, or I'd expect the picky eater to just decline whatever it was, rather than get something "special" that wasn't offered to everyone else.
But I don't live with a picky eater, so maybe it just seems odd to me because I'm not used to it. Maybe if you live with someone like that long enough, it's routine for them to get a separate item and you don't think about it any more.
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But it also seems odd that the wife acknowledges that people have different preferences, but she doesn't ask her guests' preferences, she just serves them.
So, if you live with a picky eater, how do you handle this sort of thing?