do you know what i just figured out?!?
you don't have to eat it if you don't want to.
mom is sometimes trying to give me yucky stuff to eat, like bits of noodle. or black olive. or little bread chunks with greasy, spicy stuff on top (what is wrong with plain old, good, not damp bread??) until very recently, although i would make an ugly face to make clear my displeasure, still i would eat whatever nasty bit of food it was that mom would stick in my mouth. well, unless it is REAL gross, like watermelon, and it makes me barf. i mean, what can you do? she sticks it in your mouth; you eat it.
but wait! that is not the only option! you can take it out. just pull out that slimy chunk and plop it right back down on the table. or even throw it down on the floor! you are actually in control! you win!
sweet liberty, why didn't i figure this out 8 months ago?