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People who help themselves to food off your plate


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People who help themselves to food off your plate

TommyT | Jul 17, 2001 02:16 PM

An earlier post dealt with dining with people who don't enjoy food. Here's a reverse situation: dining with people who enjoy food so much they start picking food off your plate like French fries, fried calamari and other finger food. I don't mind when a group of us shares dishes around the table but hate it when individuals start helping themselves to my plate. Has this ever happened to you? What did you say or do without embarrassing yourself or the person?

BTW, this is NOT the same crowd that I described in my earlier post that don't pay their fair share. Gee, maybe I should get some new eating/drinking buddies! I love eating out but really don't know how to handle these intangible situations that crop up. Otherwise, my friends are great.

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