It seems that many Orthodox Jews (usually more to the right of center) are obssessed with Shabbos dips. They seem to be under the mistaken impression that when you mix a vegetable with a boatload of mayonaisse then you have a healthy side dish. We had families over for two weeks in a row who actually brought their own dips because--when asked--we replied that we do not "do dips" in our home. They cost upwards of 3.99 a dip and are usually purchased en masse. Lots of money being shelled out in large quantities for--essentially--some old mashed avocado/tomato/eggplant and mayo. ??? Why is this happening?