Do you keep the mcdonalds/wendys/bk fast food napkins?

@4cuteboys (4103)
United States
May 1, 2007 8:06am CST
So when we order fast food usually they stuff a ton of napkins in the bag, way more than we use, so we keep them in the napkin holder on our table and use them up. But I have never seen this at anyone else's house so I am wondering if maybe I am the minority here. Do you save and use those napkins at other meals? I feel wasteful just tossing them out!
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@melissa29 (130)
• United States
5 May 07
Yes, I ALWAYS keep the extras!! They come in handy around the house--you never know when you may need them.
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• United States
1 May 07
yup, I keep them too, no sense in wasting them! They are good to shove in the glovebox of the car as well because you never know when you need a napkin. Plus with the amount of money I spend at fast food places, giving me extra napkins for home use is the least they can do.
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
1 May 07
We keep them in our car glove compartment box. They have come in handy for spills, cleaning puppy poop, a quick face washup and even to write a note on when we didn't have paper in the car.
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
4 May 07
Thanks for the best answer!
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
5 May 07
LOL, I though everyone did this! Actually, we have a drawer with all of the "extras" and we use them up first before using the store bought ones. I would add, we won't have them out for company, just the family. Thats how the kids know we are having someone over for dinner.
@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
5 May 07
Oh my gosh, yes I keep them!! Sometimes I will even ask for extras just to get more =) How crazy is that?? When I was growing up my mom use to have this huge plastic bowl FULL of condiments from restaurants, ketchup, barbeque sauce, salt, pepper, whatever!! It was always ovverflowing with things...some stuff we would never use. And I got the habit from her. When I get my kids chicken nuggets I always ask for some type of dipping sauce, they won't use it, but I get some just to have at the house. Me and my hubby use them for whatever we are eating at home, like corn dogs or whatever. My husband finally bought me these cute little plastic organizers to put on the counter for all my "crap", like the plastic things you would put on your desk at work or something like that!! Totally crazy I know!!!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
2 May 07
OMG—I use them all the time- But I usually use them in my car not in the house. I have lots of them in the glove box. They are perfect for the car. It seems we don’t get enough napkins at times so we grab these- I also do this with ketchup- You don’t know how many times I’ve needed ketchup at work and we haven’t had any- I run to the car and grab packets. We are all the time running out of Kleenexes in the car too- Sure napkins hurt your nose- but in a pinch they work. So yes I keep them! And when I’m running low I always ask for extras!
@honeyangel (1993)
1 May 07
when we go to mcdonalds i always grab loads of napkins and when we are finished i put the rest in my bag,you never know when they come in handy.
• Philippines
1 May 07
Yes, i keep the extras. rather than just throwing them, you can use them for other purposes. like on tables, on kitchens, hand wipes or other stuff that needs to be wiped. And other things that it can be use of.
@Impervious (1154)
• United States
1 May 07
Definitely I so do. I kep some in the car some in the napkin holder at home. You know the deal a penny saved is a penny earned. And if you think about it that is so,so true. It is difficult it is to save these days.
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
1 May 07
I save them too but they usually go in the glove box of my truck. I keep them at home sometimes but mostly in the truck.
@speedy1279 (2670)
• United States
1 May 07
Yes I keep them. You are right it is wasteful to just toss them. Just because they come from a fast food place doesn't mean they can't be used at a later time if you have some left over. I don't think you are a minority. Maybe your friends have them hidden in the cabinet.
@fakome (11)
• Portugal
1 May 07
Yes I save them too, it's essential to recycle and they usually put so many napkins that you clearly don't need them all, so I take them home never now when you might need one. Also it's always good to avoid putting good things to waste.
• United States
1 May 07
I save them too. I don't want to waste them and just throw them away. I take care of kids in my home so I usually let them use them. I lay them in the middle of the table so if they need one they will just grab one.