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Strawberry etiquette question

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Strawberry etiquette question

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Kater | | Jun 5, 2009 05:58 AM

I recently brought a plentiful fruit salad to a picnic with friends and both families picked out strawberries only to give to their children. Full plates of them (which weren't even eaten, but who's counting!)

To be clear, there was nothing wrong with the rest of the fruit. Pineapple, ripe honeydew, green and red grapes, blueberries and kumquats. It was not cheap or store bought fruit salad, it was fresh and good.

I was surprised by this. First, my child eats all of the fruits that were in the bowl. There is no fruit that he doesn't eat. But if he only ate strawberries I might fish out a few but not a plateful.

These are our dear friends. If they fish out every strawberry i serve them for the rest of our days, I will continue to overlook it. But I do think that it is both strange and rude.

What do you think?

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