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Do you wait for the other person before eating?

Anonymous
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Dh and I met up with some friends for lunch at the mall today. My friend and I went to subway while her Dh went to McDonald’s and mine went to the Chinese place. My friend and I got our food before the guys. We sat down and she started eating. I didn’t. She asked why and I said because I was waiting for Dh. She laughed and told me that was stupid. I do that at buffets too. It doesn’t matter who I am with, I always wait for the other person. It’s something my parents always did when I was growing up. Do you wait or just start eating?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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iampavlov
by RingTheBell on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:33 PM

I wait

Curlymom234
by Flamingo lady on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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That's rude. I wait

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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Yeah but for my own benefit rather than theirs, lol. I hate sitting there twiddling my thumbs waiting for someone to finish eating.
mama_danetta
by She's so heavy on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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It's polite to wait until everyone has been served.
Saphira1207
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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Start eating, unless it's some fancy place.  I know how to pace myself so we finish at about the same time so it's never an issue.

Unless I'm with my younger son.  He takes 2 hours to eat and there's no way I'm taking that long.

itzbrandyy
by SugarPlum🌻 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:36 PM
I wait. My MIL always gets mad when i tell her that im waiting for my DH to get home to eat.
Hoppers33
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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I don't wait for dh, but I wait for most everyone else. I'm much more polite to people I don't live with.
HOT4TCHR
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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It's appropriate to wait for other people at the table to have their food before eating.  But if people aren't at the table yet because they're still on line to get food in paper bags, then I don't think that's entirely necessary.  Judgement call.

Don't text while driving.

---Janice---

skipp2
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM
I always wait.
JalynSpoon
by CajunTarHeel on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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I wait usually, but if I am starving, I will apologize & nibble..

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