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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by chiefline, Feb 18, 2017.
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yeah, should work but may appear a little grumpy to the op's table company.
In that case, I'd then proceed to make up a story how I got rescued after surviving ten days in the wilderness and being hungry as a wolf for so long.
My wife and I usually share a salad , esp in Italy where starters are often big enough for a whole meal. If we are there with friends ,or family , I eat what I ordered , and dont plan to share , unless we agree beforehand.
Should food be shared?
Lot's of different motivations for dining out with others I suppose. My single motivation is to go out and enjoy the company of others while eating food with them. I don't care where we go, I don't really care what I eat, I'm happy to share anything I have that looks interesting. I'm not worried I won't get enough to eat and I'm not concerned with the cost and will be happy to pay.
I only want to make sure that this evening is the best it can be and will do just about anything to make sure all of us have a good time.
All you did was make me hungry and show me lots of things very easy to cut a piece off of and put on a little desert plate...to share.
going out to eat with other couples is your first and most serious mistake. just ASKING for trouble. but if you are going to do it, what in the hell are you complaining about? Whaa, Whaa, Whaa.
So, you order a hamburger and then cut it into 4 or six sections for everyone at the table? You order soup, and then ladle three quarters of it onto everyone else's plates? You slice your delicious steak into pieces so that your friends can all have some?
I know you're a nice guy, WT, but that would be weird.
There's a difference between taking food off a communal plate in the middle of the table, and dividing up what's on my plate so that everyone can have some some. I'll share a bite with my wife, but not with my buddies. You wanna share some food? Let's get some nachos and wings. But you get your own damned steak.
Seeing the thread I thought .. here comes another idiotic rant, but honestly I agree.
I'd guard my calamari too ... and I don't care about their ecological vegan stuff.
When other people are involved don't in a dinner out, I ask if they want to share a(n) appetizer(s) or if they want to each get our own. Gets any awkwardness out of the way before it has a chance to grow. I've matured a lot, but I did one time stab a friend in the had for touching food on my plate.
Oh...soup! I didn't even realize that one was soup. And you're right...those aren't really dishes to share around the table...I was more thinking about the husband/wife sharing thing.
We're those wierdos that share our meals but we don't spend anytime trying figure out how to order. She orders hers and I order mine.
PS...I have never found a place that can serve Calamari successfully two times in a row. Sometimes tender and delicious...next time a plate of rubber bands.
Sorry to tell you, and I might be wrong, but I think Dear Abby would agree with me... appetizers are for the whole table, to be shared by everyone. The dinner you order is yours, the appetizers are not.
Order a "Get off My Lawn" placemat with your course. might work.
Or blow your nose then touch every appetizer plate.
Sharing a meal with friends is a social event. Food is an expression of love. Why not share the love?
okay, here's another twist to the story:
Not to put too fine a point on it. But those are all clearly entrees not meant to be shared. Except the dumplings. Which clearly are.
As others noted, most times when we go to dinner we collectively agree on apps and then we share them. If someone wants one to themselves, they just say so and it's not a problem.
So maybe rather than stewing over your own divergence from the social norms of your circle, just speak up and say you love calamari and want to order an extra for yourself. I doubt anyone would mind.