Free Lunch

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@allen0187 (33125)
Philippines
April 23, 2016 12:38am CST
I always said that there is no such thing as free lunch but then again sometimes there is one. Yesterday afternoon a good friend of mine dropped by to bring lunch. She had called earlier and asked if I had plans for the day. I wanted to just stay home and just chill the whole day but I figured some company won't be bad so I said that I didn't have plans. She sounded genuinely happy that she'll be doing me this favor. This was a definite smh moment for me. So I had cleaned up the place and tidied up a bit as I don't want her seeing such a mess. So lunch time came and here was my friend. She had brought three meals that she cooked herself. She contemplated on bringing just the ingredients and cooking the meals here at home. Good thing she just brought the cooked meals. Cleaning up can be such a pain. LOL! Anyway, she brought cheese burger sliders, vegetable spring rolls, and mashed potatoes. The sliders were delicious!!! The burger was juicy and the cheese was gooey. The vegetable spring rolls were tasty and filling. I wasn't a fan of the mashed potatoes but I had a little so as not to make my friend feel bad. LOL! The meal was good and the company and small talk was better. As we were about to finish, my friend asked if I could accompany her to the mall as she will be upgrading her wardrobe. I knew it! There was a catch to this meal! It wasn't a free lunch after all!!! Good thing I didn't liked the lunch that much!!! It was easy for me to politely decline. I just offered that she can leave her food containers with me and I'll clean it up and return it to one of these days. Her pleading eyes didn't work and soon she was in her way to the mall. I thanked her for the 'free lunch' and I said I'll return the favor some other time.
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@toniganzon (49868)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
a way to a man's heart is through his stomach but it didn't work on you. So
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
sis, I'm not your usual run-of-the-mill guy...
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@toniganzon (49868)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
@allen0187 good to know
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Hahah, well at least you've got a free meal. So sad for your friend. LOL
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Don't be sad for her!
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
@LdeL0318 I'm serious. My friend is the evil queen in disguise!
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@louievill (18641)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
I would had accompanied her if I were you
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• Philippines
23 Apr 16
well if she's upgrading her wardrobe, that might mean several hours.
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@louievill (18641)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
@hereandthere Perhaps she wants you to judge how she will look
@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
@louievill on another day perhaps.
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@JudyEv (123140)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Apr 16
That was a very kind gesture. I wonder if she'll ever do it again seeing you didn't go to the mall with her?
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• Philippines
23 Apr 16
probably not?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
It was a nice gesture indeed. Knowing my friend, she'll probably do it again but won't take 'No' for an answer.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
@hereandthere she will do it again but she would blackmail me into going to the mall with her.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
Your friend is very nice, I am sure you appreciated. Why do not want to go with her to the mall? Will you the next time?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Too hot to leave the house and yeah, next time, I'll accompany her to the mall.
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@much2say (39133)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Well that was nice of her! I am impressed that she came over with home cooked goodies (oh my friends wouldn't bother with cooking). But I guess it was not a good enough bribe to drag you out to the mall with her .
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Bribe - that was the word I was looking for! Yes, it was clearly a bribe and yes, it wasn't enough for me to leave the comfort of my home.
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@much2say (39133)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@allen0187 At least she tried! Perhaps it would have worked if she remembered to include dessert!
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
25 Apr 16
@much2say perhaps! She bakes so including some chocolate chip cookies might have swayed the odds in her favor.
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• Nigeria
27 May 16
Luckily you just have a free lunch You would have accompany her to the mall Lol
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
29 May 16
That time will come but that time isn't now yet.
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• Nigeria
29 May 16
@allen0187 you're right, there's for every thing
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
29 May 16
@precious4011 I have a knack for good timing me thinks!
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
18 May 16
It was nice of her to bring lunch, but as you say the company must have been even better than the meal.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
21 May 16
The company is great, the lunch good. Being left alone for my 'me' time is priceless though! Hence, my reservations about joining her to the mall.
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
27 May 16
@allen0187 I like "me time" as well.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
29 May 16
@pgiblett having 'me time' is just as important as spending time with loved ones and friends.
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@brokenbee (7856)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Hmmmmm I like those vegetable spring rolls.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
The veggie spring rolls was my least favorite but they were tasty. I just wasn't in the mood for veggie spring rolls on that day.
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@brokenbee (7856)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
@allen0187 oh okay! I like that when dipped in spicy vinegar.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
@brokenbee yup! spicy vinegar with lots of onions! Not the best for one's breath but definitely good with veggie rolls!
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Apr 16
Having eating friend.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Apr 16
@allen0187 , Stomach full?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
25 Apr 16
@cacay1 yes. Happy too!
• United States
24 Apr 16
That's was nice of her to bring you lunch. Though the curious question like you is why mashed potato's? The rest was finger food. French fries would of been a better fit if she wanted to include a potato.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
25 Apr 16
Not sure. Didn't bother asking her though.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Nice of your friend to do that, but why didn't you want to go to the mall?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
It was too hot to leave the house. Plus, I'm a lazy friend!
• Japan
23 Apr 16
I got a free hamburger patty with avocado on Thursday because my friend eating with me in the teachers' room got full and didn't want it. I happily obliged by eating it for her.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Hamburger with avocado, sounds new to me but worth a try.
@Teep11 (7050)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Some would jump up and down for a free lunch. The meal sounds like it was filling. Don't you think that was nice of your friend? Perhaps she will see that you have more to eat. What are friends for?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
I appreciate the gesture and it was really nice of her to prepare the meal and bring it to my place. However, I can't help but think that she did that to ask a favor from me. Sneaky, sneaky!
@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
It is really so kind of her to treat you a good lunch. I hope some of my friends will do the same gesture. Unfortunately, they were all busy at work and in their lives.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
I agree, friends like her are hard to come by.