Must we take advice from a picky eater?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a part of a small, close-knit group of girlfriends. We were previously co-workers and remained very close after we all went on to different jobs.

We talk constantly, confide in one another and try to schedule a girls’ night at least once a month among our busy schedules. I look forward to seeing these girls every time, and we always end up having a great night out.

But when it comes time for us to select which restaurant we’d like to go to, one of the girls always turns down many recommendations because she “didn’t like it there,” “wasn’t impressed” or “doesn’t like that type of food.”

Now, my other friends and I are always more than accommodating if someone mentions they are uninterested in eating at a certain place. However, this particular person always ends up ordering the exact same thing at every restaurant we go to, whether it’s somewhere she adores or dislikes. (It is a dish served at every restaurant due to the fact it’s usually found on the children’s menu.)

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