You aren't from the south, are you hon?
We eat okra here.
I like it fried and pickled, but people in my neck of the woods eat it boiled, (I don't do that) and cut up in soup and fried and all sorts of ways.
I am from the South, dahlin'.....
I will bless your heart,
and slap the mess out of you........
And then bring you a casserole.