People wanting your food when dining out?
October 11, 2008 8:07am CST
Why do people assume that if you order something different that you want to share it with them? Is it just me or what? A friend reached over for a taste of my food and i did not want to share. It is not because I am selfish or greedy, yet food is one area where I do not want others picking in it.. I do not even like it when they ask first. If I wanted what the had then I would have ordered it.. What is a good comeback? Or am I just being rude for not sharing?
3 people like this
• United States
19 Oct 08
No, it is not ok for anyone to take food from my plate. That is one of my pet peeves. If I offer that is one thing, but to reach over and take something - that is the height of rudeness. Why would anyone think it is ok to take food from someone else's plate?
• United States
13 Oct 08
It is ok if they ask first. I will give them some from the part that I have not eaten from. I only do this with really close friends. I also don't mind to share with my husband or my kids so they can see what it tastes like too. But I think it is rude to reach over and grab from anyone's plate. You should always ask first and then let them give it to you. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• Garden Grove, California
22 Oct 08
hi pimagro I think its very rude for people to want to eat from your plate or from mine either. I did not order it to share, and besides its unsanitary for them to stick their fork into my food at all. If I had wanted what they ordered I would have odered it myself. they have no business trying to eat from my plate 'in the first place.
11 Oct 08
well, i wouldn't say its selfish. but like you, if i want what they like, i would have ordered that. my sister used to look at the food i have and insist that she has it.. until such time, i would just say yes and give her what i have, which is annoying. it just goes to show that people are envious which is not a very good trait. i really hate that!