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I don't want to share my dessert!

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I don't want to share my dessert!

Melody. | Nov 11, 2011 10:27 AM

I get together with a friend for dinner once or twice a month. We have a great time, but there’s something she does that drives me bonkers. When it’s time to order dessert, she declines to order anything and tells the server she’ll have “just a taste” or “just a bite” of mine. Of course, the server brings two spoons with the dessert and my friend winds up polishing off half my dessert! This happens every time we go out (I realize I’ve enabled it by never saying anything), and it’s not because she can’t afford to order her own.

Dessert is my favorite part of a meal, and I don’t want to share. Would it be completely rude and petty to tell her to keep out of my dessert? How do I approach this? Or do I just need to get over it?

If it matters, assume a restaurant that does not have outsized desserts.

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