Do you share your food with friends?

Bangalore, India
November 17, 2009 3:58am CST
Hi friends.. When I was still studying.. me and my friends use to share our lunch boxes among our group.. It was really nice that time.. we had a group of five friends used to sit together for lunch..we used to share the food among us.. But once I got a job it was too strange for me.. Though we all go for lunch together.. and sit and have our food.. no one will share.. there is no friendly environment now.. How about you? have you ever shared your food with friends? Do you still continue doing it?
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• India
18 Nov 09
Dear chaitra , I am working in a research institute and our staff is very friendly. We lunch together in a garden of our office and we share with each other. Our lunch is the best time in the day. We go out for lunch together and it is fun time for us. Nice discussion started.
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• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
Hi bhargavoza.. thats really great.. and you are very lucky to have food with your friends that to in garden.. it will be very nice to have food in garden.. Happy myloting..
• Malaysia
18 Nov 09
Some of the time, I suppose. But with my family members, I do share my food. We will go out to a restaurant and order different dishes. Then we will apportion a little of this and a little of that on each of our plates and then tuck it in. Yes, I have also shared food with friends. When I go tot he fast food joints like Kentucky Fried Chicken, I will always have one piece of chicken and a coleslaw and I give my friends the rest. Yes, I also share my french fries!
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• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
yes thats good idea.. and you can have the taste of all the items you and your family ordered..
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@sarikam (25)
• India
17 Nov 09
Hi, In school days and college, we were use to do the same. I am working with educational institute, here also, we all staff member around 5-7, we share our food and everybody like it. We also keep one mango pickle pack here. so, we all enjoying our lunch.
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• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi sarikam.. Happy to know that you share your food.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy myloting..
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@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
hello chaitra! you just remind me of my friends when i was in elementary school...we also bring our own food to school and share our lunch together, and we all share on whatever foods we have...that was really fun and happy experience in my school years... when i am already working, well i am lucky to have a good friends from work that whenever we eat together for lunch, we still share the foods that we have, actually there are sometimes that even our boss shares with us...and most of the time she's the one who have lots of foods! and now, ell i am no longer working but still when there's a chance, i still share my foods to my friends...coz i want them to taste the food that i cook and i intentionally bring additional foods to share... good day!
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• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi ckyera.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy to know that you still have the same practise.. Thats really great that your boss also join with you people and share food and enjoy.. Hope you have lots of fun sharing food.. Happy myloting..
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@allknowing (86828)
• India
17 Nov 09
Food sharing with friends, neighbours and even with family gave me a lot of joy. Anytime I made a new dish I always hoped someone would drop in. But food is no longer an item these days that sharing it would give that much joy that we had in yesteryears. This has a background inasmuch as we no longer long for human company as we used to in the good old days and with it went everything else that added zest to these contacts.
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• Bangalore, India
17 Nov 09
Hi friend.. Well said.. you are right.. the present world is materialistic.. and very rarely we get good friends around us.. Normally every one are busy in their own way.. Thanks for response..
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@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
17 Nov 09
hi chaitra, me too have a five friends, when i was in 12th grade, yeah, definitly we share our food and things also, like clips,bindis etc.., what a nice experience yaar. that days won't come back. if i have a wish,i want to go back that life hahaha. thanks for your topic, have a nice day.
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• Bangalore, India
17 Nov 09
Hi Neelima.. Thanks for sharing dear.. It will be really fun if you have the people of same thinking together.. Even me too want that life back.. Happy myloting..
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
17 Nov 09
Hi Chaitra, We also had fun at lunch time and ate together and shared with others when we were students. I think it is a common practice among students. The study time is the best time for us and we never get it back that time once it is over. I don't understand your colleagues are eating together and act strangely. Earlier I used to share my food with my colleagues who sit with me for lunch. Now all those people left and still their posts are vacant. Other staffs, they may not be in office or not taking lunch when I used to take. I miss my old colleagues really. But they do visit me and when comes they always make a point to come at lunch time and share food with me.
• Bangalore, India
17 Nov 09
Hi Sree.. Good to know that you people still have a practise of sharing.. Hope you get good friends soon for the vacant posts.. I really miss those olden days.. I dont know when I will get such friends back.. Hope to get soon.. Thanks for sharing dear..
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@mcowiti (232)
• Kenya
18 Nov 09
sharing is one of the best things you can do with your friends. i always share with those who dont carry food to church.
• China
17 Nov 09
What is interesting is that when I eat out with my friends we do share our food, but usually don't when we eat in student canteen. What is even more interesting is that I seldom shae food with my families because in my hometown we never have our dinner sitting around a table, we just hold our own bowl eatin gour own food instead. Does it sound strange?
• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi Friend.. yes it sounds strange to me.. In our family we all sit together and have food.. Though if we not sit around table we make sure to sit together and have food without the interruption of TV..
• China
18 Nov 09
Ha Ha! It is just our custom. Usually we eat our food in our yard rather than inside our room as long as it is not very cold outside. Even more interesting, in summer days we even go to street to have our meal while talking with a bunch of neighbors! I have never found any people in other districts who do the same thing as us, I really think it is a unipque coustom!
• India
22 Dec 09
Hi Chaitra, I am remembering my college days.The same as you had i too had 5 together sharing and eating.It was an golden moment. But as u said when i got the job everyone where strangers.We all go together for lunch but not shared.Any way its an coreporate.But now i have an good friends here.Like college i got an group again here.But not exactly like the college.That is very different we can't imagine that in life again. So sweet those days.
• Bangalore, India
24 Dec 09
Hi swapnamurthy.. Thanks for sharing you wonderful experience of college life.. yes those days are really unforgettable.. Happy myloting..
• Indonesia
12 Dec 09
Hi chaitra001 Since junior high school until now (now I'm in college) I always share food with friends and it's nice! We share food and can taste various food even if each of us only bring one or two type of food, with sharing we can get until 5 types of food Really? Why? Why there's no sharing food anymore in the office/job? and how can there's no friendly environment? Don't you work together with your friend? Or there's no sharing because no one start it? Oh, I never imagine that I will lost the sharing food and chit-chat time during break time, Chaitra..
• Bangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Hi friend it wont be there every where.. but when it comes to job people think they are seniors and shaaring food with juniors means giving more liberty.. but good thing is I got a new friend at work she also likes to share food.. so now we both started sharing food..
@eshaan (6192)
• India
27 Nov 09
well chaitra..its too late to reply this..both ways..coming late to your discussion and also its too late i used to share lunch boxes....but yes we used to share and we enjoyed to much..in schools and colleges too...even we used to share llunch with neighbours..some neighbours were so good that we used to bring the dishes cooked at both the houses together and enjoyed it...i had one south indian girl as my neighbour before i got married..it was very good experience to share food from different parts of india...she learne our dishes and we learned hers...those were the golden days
• Bangalore, India
18 Dec 09
Hi eshaan good that you shared your experience with me.. never regret you are late.. you are always welcome.. you had nice experience in learning other types food also.. hope you enjoyed south Indian food..
@vathsala30 (3730)
• India
20 Nov 09
Hi chaitra We do share our lunch during our school and office going days and I enjoyed it very well. Now I am a housewife and no chance of sharing my lunch. But I will share my goodies with my friends and neighbours during the festivals and any other occassions like house warming and thread ceremonies
• Bangalore, India
20 Nov 09
Hi Vathsala.. yes sharing sweets during festival will be a great part of the festivals.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy Myloting..
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
19 Nov 09
It is a nice thing to do, to share your treats with your friends. I never did that at school because we were not allowed and I’ve noticed that at my eight year old daughter’s school it is not permitted either due to the fact that there are some kids who have sever allergies and it could be fatal for them to eat the wrong food so, sadly there is a very good reason why the children can’t share their lunchboxes. I can’t say I have ever seen anyone do it when I started work either.
• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
Hi paula.. This might be good reason.. but in our school days there was no such restrictions.. We really enjoyed a lot..
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@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Nov 09
in the place we are in now, we get closer with the neighbors and make more friendly with among us. one thing made us closer is sharing foods. when we have more food prepared, we give them to our neighbors. sometimes, they also do that with other neighbors. also, in occasions like birthdays, even if we don't invite them to eat with us in the house, we share them what we have prepared. i never experience food sharing with my co-workers. i know, some of them eat together during lunch. they eat by groups, so i think they share food with each other. i said, i never experience, since i usually go home for lunch. but there are times, when someone celebrates birthday or someone is thankful for what he receives of something unexpected, they treat the people in the office. sometimes lunch, sometimes snacks in the afternoon.
• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
Hi neildc.. Thanks for sharing.. So you and your neighbours are in good terms.. its really good.. Happy to know that.. Happy myloting..
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
18 Nov 09
Hi Chaitra! I could see the discussion today only. Quite an interesting discussion. Like you when we were in our school and college, we would share out lunch during lunch hour. When I joined service, I joined a group to relish my lunch. I do not feel like taking my lunch alone. Even now for the past many years we have a well defined group of four of our friends and we take lunch together and we even wait for each other to join. We get to taste difference varieties of dishes, salads, fruits and sweets which each or anyone of us bring along with him. If any day others in my group remain absent I do not feel like taking lunch.
• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
Hi Deepak.. you are really lucky to have such a great friends for your company at lunch time.. Hope you enjoy a lot.. If they are absent and you dont like to take lunch that time.. then please call me I will join you at lunch..
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
18 Nov 09
What a unique idea! I've never seen this. I'm not sure I'd have anything that anyone would want. I'm in the habit of packing for only me. I know kids do this at school... wonder at what age we decided to keep it all for ourselves? hmm ... now you've got me thinking....
• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 09
It was really wonderful during school days.. how about your school days?
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• China
17 Nov 09
hi,chaitra! It's so sweet to share food with friends. I would like to share my snacks with my friends.enjoying snacks together is more yammy than eating them by myself. I share my snacks with my colleagues too.but it's just totally different.I mean,it's very hard to make real friends with colleagues for one,even if they are seemingly friendly and kind to each other.sometimes I believe it's impossible.I don't know whether if you can make out what I am talking about. OK.have a nice day!
• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi CathyLee.. you are right its very hard to get real friends.. Thanks for sharing..
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@mcongy (47)
• China
17 Nov 09
hi,chaitra!the topic reminds me of my best friend!thought we both are in china,i am from the south,she is from the north.so we have many different tastes on food.you know the southerner like to eating rice but the northerner like wheaten food.but we often share our food,and i gradually like rice now.haha,^_^ it is so funny .the happiest thing is that when we come back from the spring festerval break,we both bring so many tastey special local products,and we share them !what a happy thing!besides the food, we also share other things such as happiness and sorrows.i am very happy with her and i cherish the feeling very much!
• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi Friend.. Thanks for sharing your wonderful moments with me.. yes the food habits change according to the places and available vegetations.. In India also there are many variety of food..
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@daliaj (5681)
• India
17 Nov 09
I used to share my food with friends when I was in college. I never shared food in school even though I had good friends. I was a part of a gang of people in my college both for my bachelor's degree and master's degree. I enjoyed sharing food. I got chance to taste various food items which my Mom will never prepare. Now, I am working and even now I share food with the colleagues I dine with.
• Bangalore, India
18 Nov 09
Hi daliaj.. Its good That you shared food in your college days and even now you are sharing with friends.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy myloting..
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