If you are invited to a dinner you will eat before?Or wait to eat there?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
May 13, 2009 12:43pm CST
I know peoples who before to go in visit, to a dinner or a lunch, they eat before to go there, because they don t want to wait, or think that there will eat to much peoples will say that they eat to much. I laugh a lot, when a friends of mine say to me...i was in visit, but i eat before, because there they serve me with some food i never eat before. Maybe you shy? shy to eat when are many persons same table?
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@mimuche (163)
• Canada
13 May 09
When it comes to eating, I really do not pay attention whether someone thinks I am eating too much or not. Usually when invited to dinners I follow the same eating schedule as always. I eat my lunch and then enjoy the dinner at my hosts party. In my country we love to cook and eat, and actually the most enjoyable moments are around the table. So do not stuff yourself before going to a dinner,it is not worth it. If someone gives you the look you can just say "The food is truly delicious". At least you will make the host feel appreciated.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
13 May 09
Is a great honour for somebody who cook four others, when they apreciate what she cook
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
13 May 09
i don't eat before i go somewhere that i have been invited to eat. i can understand some people would because they might have to eat certain things because of their diet and it might not be where they are eating.and some people i know are to shy to eat in front of a lot of people.i used to shy to eat in front of someone that i didn't know very well.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
13 May 09
and f you shy to eat there you will be hungry if you don t eat before
• United States
13 May 09
When I go to someone's house or out with someone for dinner, I never eat before. I dont eat very much to begin with, so if I ate before I left, I wouldnt eat anything! That would be incredibly rude. I think it is silly that people eat before they go. If it is something new, they may end up loving it! Then they will be disappointed that they cant eat more! If it is something they dont like and they dont eat very much, they can simply say they arent very hungry. If they are hungry when they leave, they can always get something else. I have never heard anyone complain when someone wants more to eat of what you have cooked. It is a huge compliment. It means that you like it so much that you want more!
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
13 May 09
You are very right, but i know peoples who really eat before go in visit, many don t eat meat, or sweets...
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
18 May 09
Hmmm, I usually eat there. I usually have no problem getting food or not liking food at a place. People like to feed me I have discovered ha. I know when my sister is going somewhere she doesn’t like the food (she’s very picky) she will eat before. I am a little shy eating around people sometimes though. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to. Everything seems to revolve around food though..
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
14 May 09
Dinner organizers may spring up some late minute suprises which may make their guests really dissapointed or embarrassed, i always eat half of the portion of my food before going to any dinner so that i will be half filled up and if their will be any hitches, it wouldnt bother me much because i have something in my stomach already
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
14 May 09
lol!!so funny thing if they eat first and then go to eat again.but it happened sometimes as i knew.my aunt is one of this funny persons.she always eats late in the morning .some of her friend always invite her for dinner.but she cooked some at home first and eat fast.lol!i saw this one time and her reason is she didn't know how long she should wait for eating.she ate before because she was really hungry.lol
• Philippines
14 May 09
I sometimes eat before,but not much.It really depends on the situation and what dinner we are going.
@eddify (413)
• Pakistan
14 May 09
Well u r right I know a few people who do the same but then whats the fun of going out?
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
14 May 09
i always eat a little bit first before i go to an invited lunch or dinner because i don't want to look like a greedy person... or in case the event is being postponed, then i don't feel too hungry and my stomach won't be making funny noises which will embarrassed me... i think it is better to eat a little first before you go to an invitation just in case... but not too much... take care and have a nice day...
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
14 May 09
Its always a good idea to eat something before you go out to dinner or a lunch. Many times you end up waiting a long time for the food and being very hungry and having to socialize at the same time is a burden. Just a sandwich will do. Its doesn't have to be a big meal.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 May 09
we generally do not eat before going to any invitation. But if we anticipate, there will be much late, we take the food before that at home a little heavy. it helps.But it is not we are shy of eating with others.
@UK_Shree (3604)
14 May 09
It depends on where we are going to be eating. If it is at someones house for dinner then I might have a little snack before going because I would not want to appear as though I am being greedy and stuffing myself. Also if I don't like the food and do not want to eat too much then at least I will not go hungry! If it is at a restaurant then I am more likely to go with an empty stomach as I know that I will not be offending anyone no matter how much or how little I eat!
• India
14 May 09
If I am going for dinner to somebody’s place, I never eat before. For one, I cant eat at the dinner table and the host is bound to feel insulted, secondly I don’t want to waste food and thirdly, there’s good food in most cases (better than my own cooking at home) so I don’t want to miss out on that.
• United States
14 May 09
I have never heard of anyone eating before being invited to eat!! IMO that is crazy why even go in the first place if your are not going to eat. If I was the hostess I would be highly insulted if I invited guests to dinner and some one did not eat the meal I had prepared because the had already eaten. That person would never be on my guest list again.
@chillpill90 (1937)
14 May 09
first of i think that is very rude! if your invited to somones home for lunch or dinner it is rude not to try what they serve you, even if you havent had itb before how do you know you wont like it. How old is your friend i mean it seems a bit childish to me not wanting to eat in front of other people. When you go to peoples places for dinner they know that some people eat more than others and if they didnt want you to eat alot they would limit how much they serve you. Your friend who i believe to be you is just being silly.
• India
14 May 09
when i am invited to a dinner i don't eat, better i wait there because i think i am invited and i should eat with my friends who invited me. this is manner you should follow because we are living in society.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I do not eat at home before I go out to have dinner at some restaurant with family or friends. If I eat beforehand, I would be full already and would not have tasted what the restaurant has to offer. It is silly to think that people think they eat too much. I never actually thought that. When I want to eat a lot, I do not actually care what others might think.
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 May 09
I never eat before I go to a dinner or lunch.I prefer to go to the places where I feel at ease only.So I eat without any reservations and I always eat very normally too.
• United States
14 May 09
If I've been invited to eat at someone's house, I might eat a small snack a couple of hours before, just to keep my stomach from growling. My friends tend to hang out before we have dinner, and I wouldn't want to rush them into the kitchen as soon as I got there!
@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
If i were invited to a dinner, and if i know it earlier, i usually will not eat before, and will eat at the dinner. Ya, i may feel shy sometimes, so i will not eat too much at the dinner although i didn't eat anything before that. If i were in your case, maybe i'll only eat some, since i've had something before that, and the things served are those i've never eat before. If the people sitting in the same table as mine are those i do not know them, i'll feel a little shy also. If they're my friends, then it's fine.