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    Resolve a Work Discussion

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    So, at work, I have this young apprentice. For lack of a better name, call her Petal - this is not her name, but she’s that kind of delicate flower.

    Everyone has been giving Petal endless amounts of shit, because when she’s handling onions she cries. Always. All the time. It doesn’t seem to matter how sharp her knives are, or how cold it is. If she’s chopping onions (and good God in heaven, we go through a lot of onions), Petal cries.

    We’re having a debate...sort of around her, about whether or not she’ll eventually harden up and stop being affected as much, and how long it will take her. Petal cries like someone has flicked a switch. I used to, but no longer do, and haven’t for at least ten years. At least one of my crew says he never cried over onions at all.

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    Do you cry when chopping onions?
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    It depends, for me. Sometimes I cry, other times I don't. No idea why.

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    Yep! I've tried every trick. Cold, sunglasses, chopping certain ways, etc.
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    Only when ifind them in my food. I hate onions except when they have been thorowley breaded and fried, or otherwise browned and carmelized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missinghim View Post
    Yep! I've tried every trick. Cold, sunglasses, chopping certain ways, etc.
    How sharp are your knives?

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    Only when ifind them in my food. I hate onions except when they have been thorowley breaded and fried, or otherwise browned and carmelized.

    Tell her to wear goggles.
    What the hell do you put in your soup base, if not onions? No mirepoix, no holy trinity...you’re a better cook than that!

    As for the goggles...why do you think Petal is getting so much shit from the rest of us? She’s slowly getting more and more desperate. Ridiculous goggles await.
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    I used to cry when I would cut them. However, now when I'm cutting them I purposefully breathe through my mouth instead of my nose and I don't cry at all.




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    Depends on the onion. For some reason here in Indiana we occasionally get these really milky overtly pungent onions that I can't help but cry buckets at. But a normal, not weird onion I don't usually cry at.
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    I don’t.
    Though, I do cry when I chop jalapeños and touch my eyeballs after.


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    I think someone once told me that there was a certain way to cut them so it didn't make you cry? Is that a thing?

    I always just buy the pre-chopped onions cause I'm very lazy
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