I myself have absolutely no food allergies except for the ones I make up. I used to hate guacamole (because…boogers) yet most attempts to have it omitted from my plate were futile. Until I started telling servers I was allergic to avocados. Then it became a legal issue. Restaurants have been sued for a lot less. Nary a trace of guac appeared on my plate after playing the allergy card.
Honestly, there are very few foods I don’t like, as evidenced by my rather round physique. But I will just never understand the fascination with deviled eggs. People trot those out at every family party, every church event, every picnic as though they were laid by some sort of magical fairy chicken. I find them disgusting. Yet trays of them are constantly being shoved in my face by hosts who think they are presenting the tastiest concoction known to man. I can’t stand the taste and especially the smell, so I have developed an allergy to them. When I see the tray headed my way, I make my allergy pronouncement before the sulfur odor ever reaches my nose.
I know that many people have very violent allergic reactions, especially children, and it’s no laughing matter, but friends who know of my fake allergies delight in eating the offensive food in my face. My boss loves to enter my (literally used to be a closet) office to dine on hard boiled eggs, or to talk about his latest deviled egg recipe. Some days, I find it to be a toxic work place.