Do you mind to share spoon with your friends?

Malaysia
June 25, 2011 8:22am CST
Do you mind to share spoon with your friend while eating some foods? Or maybe share straw with your friend when drinking some juices? I personally don't like to do so, it make me feel disgusting especially sharing a spoon to eat ice-cream. The problem is most of my friend didn't mind to do so. So, is that my problem or all of you also have same feeling?
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Jun 11
Well i really don't know about my friends.. But I will surely not like to share spoon with friends.. I mean its okay with my family member but not with my friends.. And also I have never seen any of my friend sharing spoon with others.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
So, you don't like to share spoon with friends because of hygiene problems also?
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Jun 11
I have never think that way.. But its feel little uncomfortable.. That's the only reason.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Ha, i always has mind set that the food will become not that delicious after my friend tried it with their spoon.
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
I guess I will mind it if I am aware that my friends is sick or something like that. And yes, I do feel uncomfortable sharing utensils with them. But if the circumstances needs me to share it with them, I wouldn't hesitate. As much as possible I will not share it. Am I to be considered selfish or hypocrite on this one?
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
I don't think so. This is because i mind to share spoon with my friends also. But sometimes, we really cannot avoid it such as when we are playing some games like passing food to each other. We are forced to share at that situation, isn't it? But i will really feel uncomfortable for that.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
how about in the situation that no choice only one available with you, can you share it? Also in drinking like water only one bottle available can you share it if you seen friend nothing and they need - note no available glass or whatever?
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
Oh yes, I will share that! The circumstances all points to me to share it to my friends. It is not a big deal. But still as much as possible I will not. I will only share if I see the urgency or necessity to do so.
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
Hi, I do mind. At home, each one of us have our own personal things and we are not allowing someone to use it. It may be a towel, spoon, fork, drinking glass or what ever. I think it is not good to see some one sharing a spoon. Only my Mom and Dad can do that. Thanks! Dennis
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Whao, that's really hygiene. We do have our own towel, drinking glass, but we didn't have our own spoon and fork actually. I am okay if the spoon is being washed cleanly after used by others.
@jimmytai (204)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
oh, your parent can do it. Then would you share with your girl friend? i see many couple also share the spoon . They can kiss ,then share spoon also never mind ,right?
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
Hi Wow2dong, Yes for every cutlery found inside the house especially spoon and fork we have our own distinction. LOL Our initials or nick name marked by an indelible ink at the back of the handle.. cutlery intended for visitor is a different story of course and we don't put distinction on it.. they are plain.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
I do not want to share because she or he might have tooth decay
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
Ha, how about if you know pretty well that your friend didn't have tooth decay, will you share spoon with your friend?
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
Well,actually I do share my spoon with friends because I feel our closeness more and our bond strongly. We do not have limitations as to sharing our personal things. We are very happy as a group of like real brothers and sisters.
• United States
26 Jun 11
i personally will not share a spoon with a friend or anyone. there are so many germs and things out there that is contagious.Even if it is a close friend, i still would'nt because i dont know where their mouth been lol! no offense to my friends!
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
So, that means you won't share spoon with your partner or your family also?
• United States
26 Jun 11
thats correct- i've did that once in the past and caught a cold - i said never again
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
26 Jun 11
Hello wow2dong2, It depends on the friend if he is too close to me then i won't mind as you cannot share spoon with anyone. Moreover i am not party person i rarely go out for eating outside with friends so its been rarely i stuck in this situation but i won't mind to share spoon or straw as its OK and at home i never stuck in this situation. I know people avoid sharing it but that's not fair you can do it provided your friend is not sick as there is no harm in doing so.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
Sometimes, i feel difficult to tell my friend that i am mind to share spoon with them too in the case of they are not sick. But, i just mind to do so but not offence to my friends.
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
26 Jun 11
There is no way you have to tell your friend that you are not sharing the spoon as this will effect your relation i suppose best way is to make excuse like to ask them that you don't want to eat your stomach is full or ask vendor i need one more spoon.
@agent807 (719)
• United States
25 Jun 11
NO!!! I would never do this. There is no telling what they have, and I don't want them to catch what I have. That is disgusting. I had a bottled water and a lady asked for some and she put her mouth on the bottle as if it was hers. I told her to keep it. Pissed me off. Just the thought grosses me out. I'm going to grab some mouthwash now.
• United States
25 Jun 11
That's the way I feel. We all have our own microorganisms. I don't want any foreign bacteria or fungi getting into my body.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
If for me, even if i didn't told her to keep that bottle, i also will never use it anymore.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
To my wife and children may be but to other people or friends I have second thought. Because I don't what his/her activities on that moment at least my wife is my wife and children I know them very well. The most important is the healthy precaution.. but actually in our house even my wife and children not sharing their personal utensil like glass, teaspoon and plate in the time of meal..
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Yes, most of the people are not mind to share utensil with their family but not for their friends.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
Why there is limitation badycatcher, she/he is your partner.. Is there any bad things you cannot share?
@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
25 Jun 11
Definitely not someone I'd given me the spoon used under normal circumstances. But if you need to. I think everyone should own utensils and food with them from the hygienic point of view. Have a nice day!
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Yes, i agreed with you that each of us should have our own utensils and food. But sometimes, it is so hard to do that because not all of our friends also has the same thought.
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
Maybe talk it to them or better yet scold them just about that! You can always joke them around to be able to get the message across them. I guess there will be no problem if you tell it directly to them as it makes you uncomfortable. They should understand you, after all they are your friends. Else, you already know what to do! Throw your spoon at them!
@jimmytai (204)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
I think i mind to share with other using same tableware. But i don't care if we share one drink and meal. I just care about it when my friends is sick.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Yes,you should more be careful to share with your friends when your friend is sick because you also don't want to be sick, isn't it? By the way, i am curious why you are mind to share same tableware with your friends, but you are not mind to share drink with them if they didn't use the same straw with you?
@jimmytai (204)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
I think i just care because feel uncomfortable and not the hygiene.
@gamma9967 (607)
• India
26 Jun 11
I don't mind sharing spoon with my friends and a lot of times when there only one spoon to eat an ice cream we tend to share the spoon and enjoy the ice cream so i personally don't mind it.
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
i could see that you really do not mind to share spoon with your friends as you can share eating ice-cream with your friend. That's good thing also as it is more convenience when sharing food with friend.
@mturacom (634)
• India
26 Jun 11
I also don't like the idea of sharing spoon while eating. But sometimes we have to adjust. I think most of the people don't like it but there are conditions when they have to. Its just a matter of thinking. If we think its bad, then it will feel bad.
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
I do mind to share spoon and i found it very hard to adjust. Hence, i didn't try to fix this problem anymore.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
personally i dont like it neither. no offense meant to friends, but its somewhat gross. I wouldn't mind sharing spoon with my young kids but not with adults. i have never shared ice cream yet, goodthing.. lol. if it would be dried foods, id eat with my hands, if soup ill take a sip straight from the bowl.. lol
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
Ha... it is the most disgusting to share ice cream with others. I rather not eat it if i need to do so. I can't even share spoon with any children.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
26 Jun 11
If I have to share my spoon and straws with my family and friends, I will but to be honest I'm not comfortable with that. I used to share my spoon with my friends when I stayed in the dorms for a year but never got used to it.
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
Yes, when i forced to share spoon with friend in certain condition, i also will very uncomfortable with that. Just same as you.
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
I don't share spoon or straw with my friends except with my girlfriend.LOLL.Sharing utensils could also be sharing of diseases like hep.b,tuberculosis and others infections.Unless I'm sure that the person I am sharing is safe I am willing to share but normally I don't share spoon.I am just not comfortable.
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
Sharing spoon with you partner is more acceptable than with friend.
@alvanloh (162)
• Singapore
26 Jun 11
I am the same as you. I do mind sharing spoons with a friend while eating food. Do you not think its disgusting? I also do mind sharing straw with friends when drinking juice. However, my friends do not mind doing so. It is yours and my problem but, its a problem that i do not plan to fix. I feel exactly thee same as you. But if it is for survival then i do not mine because it becomes eat or die.
• Malaysia
2 Jul 11
I totally think this is very disgusting. That's why i avoid to do so. Well, i think i also not going to fix this.
• Jamaica
26 Jun 11
There were a lot of comments about not sharing utensils if the person is sick, unfortunately there are many illnesses that are not visible all the time, herpes simplex, human papilloma virus, hepatitis, the influenza virus, all the ones that have incubation periods from 7-21 days, measles, mumps, chicken pox, diphtheria,thrush, syphilis, mononucleosis, and a host of other diseases that are there without you knowing about them until you develop the full blown disease. And many of these can kill, sharing is just not an option.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
Whao, after you pointed out so many illness that could be caused by sharing spoon. It is obviously that sharing spoon is really not an option.
@Galena (9123)
25 Jun 11
I'm quite laid back about that sort of thing. I think people get too hung up on hygiene, and then wonder why their immune system can't cope with little things. even just the other day, I was teaching my friend how to make a good gumbo, and at several points would taste it to check the seasoning, and offer her the spoon so she could try it too, and see what it was that I was doing, and the subtleties each thing adds. and neither of us got ill.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
Ha, i always will wash the spoon first after my friend tried with it.
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
25 Jun 11
I dont mind sharing a spoon with my friend as long as I know they are not sick, but I know alot of people that do mind sharing sppons, straws, drinks etc.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
Ha, i am one of them, i do mind to share spoon, straw with my friends. However, most of my friend do not mind.
• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun 11
I don't mind if its someone I know and I am very close with. I have to know they do not have anything and I must feel really comfortable with that person to do that.
• Malaysia
26 Jun 11
The only people that you know the most are your family. For friends, it is hard for us to know all things about them also.