Whenever a small group (I consider no more than 4 or 5 to be a small group) and I go out to eat at either a) A new restaurant I am excited about or b) A restaurant which I absolutely love, I have the expectation that we will share the dishes. Now, I only have this expecation when I am with close friends, because it would be somewhat rude of me to expect my new girlfriend's Dad to share his pasta. However, whenever my dining companions either order the same dishes or refuse to share, I find myself disappointed. Is it reasonable for me to expect at least a taste? Or is this simply a Marxist-dining-utopian dream?