Sharing the Goodies
July 21, 2012 8:59am CST
When you share a piece of candy, cake or a doughnut or maybe a piece of pie or pizza...do you take the bigger piece or the smaller or try to make it even. Me I always take the bigger half cause I know when he splits it up he takes the bigger half himself. Am I greedy?
28 Jul 12
I try to cut things evenly. I'm reminded here about the little girl visiting her aunt. She is offered a slice of chocolate cake. There is a really large piece and a small piece. The little one takes the large piece and bites in with gusto. The aunt frowns and says "If I'm offered cake, I would take the small piece." The small one gulps down a mouthful and says "Well, that's what you got!"
23 Jul 12
Missy, usually if i have to share a piece of cake or pizza, i usually trying my best to divide them equally. In case, i can't divide them equally, usually i will be the one who eaten the bigger share. Because in my home, usually i am the one who would do the dividing. Hope you won't said that i am greedy. Are you the person who always do the dividing? I think it is no harm to take the bigger share if we are the person who divide the food. Just my opinion...
21 Oct 12
hi, when i have to share some food as what you have said or been included,i usually get the biggest part if the food is mine but if not and we are all shared money to buy that of course every one of us will take the biggest part of the food,that cant be called as a greedy but a practical and that is for me.
• Lippstadt, Germany
28 Jul 12
hi dear missybear, most of the time I try to make it even. There are some goodies where I deliberately take the smaller piece or serving when its something which is forbidden for me as a diabetic, so I will just have a bite to try. Happens with most granola bars, pieces of cake, and of course the much loved but forbidden pizza.
21 Oct 12
Hi friend, you are not greedy, it is quite common to most of the persons. Every one wish to get the big share and no one is interested in getting the little things. I am also in your sort and have a lot of quarrels with my sibling for the big piece during my childhood days
• United States
22 Jul 12
Hi missy! I would definitely take the bigger piece too! I think that is just what most people would do automatically. My bf might be a little more fair than I am if he were the one splitting something up because he knows that I would be the one yelling at him if he didn't!
21 Jul 12
It depends on what the food is and who I am sharing it with. If it is something that was meant to be shared within the family then I will usually give the other people the bigger portions and I would have the smallest one. However, if it is something that belongs to be and I am being nice enough to share it then I don't think that there is anything wrong with keeping the bigger piece to yourself because it was yours in the first place. I am trying to lose weight at the moment so I will usually keep the smallest piece anyway because I will put less weight on that way.
21 Jul 12
I remember my grandmother when you mentioned this. Whenever she lets someone divide something for sharing, what ever is left of the division would be given to the one who divided it. This, in my opinion, encourages the "divider" to share it as equally as possible possible to everyone. Are you greedy? No, you're just being human.