People wanting your food when dining out?

@pimagro24 (1046)
Thailand
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
6 responses
• 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?
@schulzie (4064)
• 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!!!
@Hatley (164484)
• 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.
@amoisan (240)
• Canada
13 Oct 08
have you ever seen freinds were joey is out haveing dinner and this girl keeps picking off his plate well say nice and big like he did JOEY DOESNT SHARE FOOD then that will get there hands out of your plate.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I dont mind if my friend would want a piece of my food just as long as it's being asked nicely and she wont eat the whole food. lol. or my whole friends will eat my food and i only ate a piece of it then i pay for it.
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
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!