Do you talk while eating?

Bangladesh
September 11, 2008 8:17am CST
There are many people who talks while they are eating. Otherwise they can not digest their food.lol Even when my family sots together they also start gossiping. They include my mother, sister-in-laws, aunt, cousin. But i don't like while eating. I don't like any kind of interference. While eating the only thing i do is eating. Nothing more. What about you guys. Can you digest food without talking?
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@poohgal (6851)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
I just returned home from a gathering and I noticed that we were all talking while eating. But of course, we do not talk with our mouth full of food. We only talk after swallowing the food. I prefer talking/watching TV/listening to music/etc while eating. I find it kind of boring to just eat.
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• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
That's lot of activities you do while eating. It seems no one can not only eat.lol
• India
12 Sep 08
yes am also talking while am eating food and other. when our friends and relatives come together when we eat automatically we talk with others. especially my friends ans me also talking while eating. we cannot control while we eating some thing when other persons talk with us we definitely give reply them. i think most of people talking while eating food. i cant digest, even my sister did not eat with out talking to the others when eating food or some food.
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• China
12 Sep 08
but when I'M in university.There is always little chance to walking afer eating food. time is busy. so maybe talking is a good method . I will try .
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• China
12 Sep 08
I think the best way to digist is walking ,instead of talking.of courese talking can help digest in some degree.I rarely do this.Any way,just like waiking or talking can help us lose weight and benefit our health. so you can digest food with walking .
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@gemini_rose (16208)
12 Sep 08
I hate talking when I am eating, I do not mind when out for a meal but at home I would rather be quiet. Plus it takes me long enough to eat as it is without adding conversation to the mix. No I would much rather read a book while I am eating!
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
So you like disturbance while eating. You won't mid to read a book.
@gemini_rose (16208)
12 Sep 08
Yes, but it is not a disturbance of me having to make sure my mouth is empty to speak. At least with reading I can do both and not have to speak!
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
haha. It is worse i think. If you read a book while eating then you would not look at food. And there is a chance you can eat a mosquito with your food.
• Sri Lanka
12 Sep 08
Your habbit of not talking while eating is a good habbit. Ideally it shoudld be your way so that you could enjoy eating well. However, for many families it is the dinning table the place to have a chat with family member among their busy schedules of work, education and etc. In that sense it is not bad as it helps to improve the bond between family members. When I talk or not, when eating, I want to finish eating as soon as possible. Usually I finish eating in 5 to 10 minutes.
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
WoW. You can finish your meal within 5 or 10 minutes. I can not do this unless i leave my food.lol I have seen many people saying this that they get together when they are eating. I don't think it is bad. But i don't like talking while eating.
@Leixa003 (870)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I agree with you. It's just like bonding time. And sometimes I talk about how delicious the food is. It is also the time to exchange ideas on how to enjoy the we're eating. I also finish my eating within 15 mins with talking. haha.
• Sri Lanka
15 Sep 08
It's interesting how things are chanding, isn't it? I have learnt when I was small that talking while eating is not a good habbit. But when you look at today's situation getting together and eating has become a social lifestyle also. Even a cocktail is to have a chat over drink. The world is changing and people becomes workoholic. So at least they should have the dining time to talk to each other.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
14 Sep 08
"dont talk when the mouth is full" thats what we always said while eating. but sometimes cannot avoid it.
• Bangladesh
14 Sep 08
haha. well ocationally i think it does not matter.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
14 Sep 08
yeah correct.
@bellis716 (4810)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I can eat with or without conversation. I just hope that your family does not talk while they have food in their mouth.
• Bangladesh
14 Sep 08
They don't talk when they have food in their mouth. But they talk more eat less.lol
@bellis716 (4810)
• United States
14 Sep 08
That is good if they need to diet. I've heard that people tend to eat more, not less, when they are with other people. When they are conversing they are not paying attention to how much they are putting into their mouth. My children (and grandchildren) would rather talk than eat. They still ate enough food to be healthy.
@gtdonna (1742)
12 Sep 08
I'm more of a listener than a talker, so when at the table I tend to eat and listen to the conversation around me. As a frend said, I don't talk much, but I don't miss anything lol
• United States
12 Sep 08
My mother used to tell me that you learn more by not talking and listening. I try to remember that.
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
I think listening while eating does not cause any digestion problem.lol
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
12 Sep 08
i eat alone all the time because i live alone. if i do have company we talk.
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
I hope you find someone to talk with.
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
12 Sep 08
thank you, not likely at my age but i'm use to it & don't think anything about it. i read or watch tv while i eat. have a great weekend.
• United States
12 Sep 08
of coure i talk when i eat because i have to if i dont i dont feel right
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
It seems it is your first post. Welcome to mylot bravemizzez. Thanks for responding on my discussion first.
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
It seems it is your first post. Welcome to mylot bravemizzez. Thanks for responding on my discussion first.
• United States
11 Sep 08
hi I'm the one who eats away the other brains while i'm eating.I never like to eat with out gossiping.When i was a child i use to eat my fathers brain many of the times,but now i'm grown up and got married.Now i started eating away my husbands brain like anything while i'm eating
• Bangladesh
11 Sep 08
I really feel sorry for your father & your husband.lol They have no choice but to let their brains getting eaten.lol
• United States
12 Sep 08
hi thank u very much........ have a nice day
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
11 Sep 08
i can't!! Especially in the noon we friends will gather in the college canteen and we will form a group(all of us are from different departments) and we will mostly talk and in between WE EAT!!! Its all fun man!! you're gonna loose nothing!! we share the things we experienced at that day or we'll comment about the professors or one of our friends,etc,...WE CANNOT SHUT UP!!
• Bangladesh
11 Sep 08
Well Sri, I can understand what you are saying. I am also a student. And it is difficult not to talking while with friends whether we are eating or not. You have to talk. There is no other way when you are among friends.hehe What about when you are at home. Do you talk then.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
11 Sep 08
of course,i talk even when i'm eating at home!! I CANNOT SHUT UP,LOL
@chrislotz (8209)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
Normally I don't talk while I have food in my mouth but the other night my daughter and I went out to Olive Garden for dinner and the waitress kept coming by and asking us things while I had food in my mouth and I had to talk or she just stands there until I answer her. She asked my how the food was and I waited to answer her with, good, but then she just stood there looking at me so I just said it before I swallowed my food. Then later she came and asked if she could bring us anything and since I wanted some bread sticks and didn't want her to walk away before I could say anything, had to eat the food in my mouth first, I had to talk with my mouth open. But most times I won't say anything with food in my mouth. I will usually wait till I finish it before I talk. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
• Bangladesh
1 Feb 09
LOL. I want to read more of your story. It seems unfinished.lol Thanks for replying
@vanities (11340)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Sep 08
i guess some family dinner time is the best time for all the family members to be intact or be together and talk their previous or days activities...that same goes with my family..i guess eating while the mouth is full is not good have to swallow it first before talking....since i myself cant really talk if i have something in my mouth..and i dont see any interference in the digestion part as long as we chewed our food properly ..
• Bangladesh
19 Sep 08
Well you are right. But i really don't like any talking at all whether i have food in my mouth or not.
@lemayan (188)
• Germany
15 Sep 08
talking while eating, i dont know about you but i dont mind when people talk while eating, but what i do not like is when a person sits at the table takes a mighty chunk and starts talking while the food is in the mounth and can see the whole mixture of the ground food and saliva, that is so.... disgusting and then that person is oblivious of how much he or she is making you want to throw up.
• Bangladesh
15 Sep 08
LOL. I really liked your response. hehe
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 08
i will talk while eating but not while the food is in my mouth... hahaha.... i noe tat some1 hate the people who talking while eating... but i like to talk coz tat is the oli time tat our whole family together to eat and chat... so, it will b very happy while having dinner... =)
• Bangladesh
15 Sep 08
I think it is fine for you then.
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
14 Sep 08
it depends on who im sitting with. around certain friends i do hae the habit of talking while im eating, especially while gossiping. and with my family i mostly talk while eating. sometimes i get bored while eating so i talk. it may seem like rude behavior though.
• Bangladesh
15 Sep 08
I don't think it is rude. It is like how people like to eat.
@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
13 Sep 08
To me, it's not a matter of digestion. It's a matter of enjoyment. There usually isn't a problem digesting your food while eating. That's not an issue. I normally don't like to talk while eating because for me it's important that I experoence, both physically and psychologically, the act of eating. But, there are times when I'm with a friend and every once in awhile I'll say a blurb, but, not often. I try to save most of my conversation for before and after I eat. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• Bangladesh
14 Sep 08
There are sometimes you can not avoid talking. But i liked your way. Saving talks for later time.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
12 Sep 08
it's good manner to talk while dining with friends, but not talking with food in our mouth. who can imagine a dinner with silent partners? only eating, eating and no talking?
• Bangladesh
12 Sep 08
I can imagine. I like only eating eating & eating & no talking.