At my workplace, where we sell sandwiches with customizable ingredients, I get a lot of children and toddler customers who order sandwiches with absolutely no vegetables in them.
This brings to my mind the memories of various instances where I see children refusing to eat their broccolis, carrots, corns and peas.
Having been a child not too long ago myself, I can never understand why children hate vegetables, or at least why television commercial directors seem to have that stereotype in mind.
I absolutely loved my vegetables. My favorites were stir-fried french beans.
On the other hand, I hated meat. I even once declared to my form teacher during class that I was a vegetarian. For some reason that I was too young to comprehend then, this sparked a huge (and totally uncalled for) show of concern for the ten-year-old me.
“Fred! You need to eat meat!”
“Fred! You’re too young to be a vegetarian!”
“Fred! Look at you! You’re so skinny! You really need meat!”
Too bad they did not ask “Fred! Do you really not eat meat at all?” because then, I would reply, “Actually I do. I just really really don’t like them that’s all.”