can you eat while other people around you are not eating?

@acie_21 (5640)
Philippines
July 22, 2009 7:58am CST
i cant eat properly if other people are not eating...its like your making them jealous of your food..heheh!i dont know why,im just ashame to eat while others are not!how about you can you eat your food while other people are not eating?happy posting!
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10 responses
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
there are times that i can't. depends on the people who are around me, let say my family or friends are around...of course i can't eat well if they are not eating...as much as possible i would like to share with them anything i have. but there are times that i can do it specially when i am very hungry! my health is more important than what will other people will say. i remember when i am still working, i always buy something before riding in a bus coz it will take me an hour before reaching our house and i will be hungry while traveling. and inside the bus, i will eat those foods and i don't really care if other people looks at me! hehehe. although there are times that i feel a little conscious...but its just a little!
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
heheheh!i remember last monday...lol!poor us...thanks friend!
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
hehe..in that case...i don't care about other people...the sundae and fries and my stomach and my cravings are more important! hahaha
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
hmm..heheheh!the sundae taste good huh?heheheh!and the fries too..maybe were just too hungry...lol!we dont bother minding them...
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
This happened to me several times, but only because they have finished eating already. hehehehe so I don't have the dilemma of thinking that I am making them jealous. I do get a bit conscious though, since all of them have the chance to observe me while I eat because they are not busy eating.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
heheheh!thanks for sharing..friend!if your really hungry just eat you might have an ulcer..hmmmm..that hurts a lot!take care!
@jeg2315 (197)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Lol I kind of feel the same way. Like everyone has their eyes on you, and they're hungry or something. Or some times if it is in a casual conversation, I don't want to make any loud noises while I'm eating to disrupt the conversation. I also find that I am a slower eater compared to others, so often when people are talking I am rushing to finish my food and join the conversation.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
thanks for sharing..well thats ok, if you eat faster its hard to digest and your stomach might hurt!heheheh!eat properly and feel the taste of your food while eating..the food is more delicious if you eat slow..heheheh!take care friend!
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
It depends on where and who I am with. If I am alone, I don't really bother with the other people around me. If I am with friends or relatives, be it at the restaurant or anywhere, I will automatically tell them I eat first, like seeking for permission. I think it's more like being polite and I am not comfortable if I am happily munching and they are just watching or still waiting for their food to arrive hehe...
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
thanks!how about in public vehicles?heheheh!
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
acie .. at times if i have to and no choice , i will take a bite, turn against the wall and munch slowly .. that is if the food can be hidden in my hands otherwise .. not at all i will feel ashame too cheers
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
heheheh!its very hard to eat if your too hungry while other people are just watching you...while taking a bite.a big bite!heheh!i like putting candies in my pocket. candies are very important too!to add sugar in our brain so that we wont be too hungry..and to avoid headaches while in a long ride!thanks for posting!
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
24 Jul 09
I can't eat as well if the others are not eating, I don't know why but I think it's just doesn't feel right to eat while others don't. I can't easily ignore my stomach when I'm hungry, but I'd rather wait or maybe just have a snacks for a while, lol.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
maybe..thats not right ..i dont know,me too i feel shy eating while others are not if im ridding in a public vehicle..but in the house or other places its ok...
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@daliaj (5684)
• India
24 Jul 09
It is difficult fo me to eat infront of others when they are not eating. It is ok for me to do with my family memebers, but it is very very difficult to do with my colleges or my friends. I don't prefer to do so and also I would like to offer them whatever I eat. I will be very happy when other join with me for eating. This is a good question.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
heheh..funny thing is when i eat with my brother and sister nothing will be left for me..sometimes i just like to eat alone..
• India
22 Jul 09
well i ll ask them to dine with me first...try this for 2 or 3 times...then i ll inform them i m hungry and start eating...if they wish they can also join me....
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
thats good..but how about in public vehicles...do you eat?while many passengers are staring at you?
@aweins (4203)
• India
22 Jul 09
hi acie_21 , my dear i also cant eat. i am very shy in that . i am really very uncomfortable in eating infront of others. and if nobody is eating and just i have to eat, then it is for sure that i will be on fats . i will not eat, infact i will never eat. i can eat only and when everyone is eating so that nobody is bothered what and how much am i eating. i am always on a diet in eating but then too i am very shy in filling my plate infront of other snad then eating.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
heheheh..your dieting?how will you do your diet?do you exercise a lot?hmmmmm...hope to see your comment!take care friend!
@defcon505 (921)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I can't eat when others are not eating.