By Anonymous - 13/07/2019 14:30
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That only works if OP is only mildly allergic. If the mere touch of lettuce on her food could set her off, it does nothing. OP, your family shouldn't be making fun of you even if you weren't allergic. You're allowed to like what you like and not like what you don't. The fact that you are allergic just makes it extra shitty.
You can try educating them on what would happen to you if you ate it. But don't expect that to change anything. People can be really stupid about other people's food allergies,. The most common mistake is that they think saying "I'm allergic to that food" is just another way of saying "I just don't like that food." My own sister occasionally compares my food allergy to her personal distaste for musicals. Every time she does this, I point out that the difference is that if someone made her watch a musical, she wouldn't actually throw up or die. She really and truly does know that it's not an accurate comparison, but, for some reason, she thinks it's funny to equate her personal preferences to my involuntary physical reaction to certain foods.
Since lettuce is almost 95% water. I’d be amazed if you were actually allergic to lettuce. You’re most likely allergic to whatever pesticides they use than actual lettuce but whatever. Either leave it on and see what happens or take it off and listen to them complain. Your only two choices here
Do they expect you to WANT to eat foods that give you allergies?
You can literally be allergic to anything.