Stop Stealing Other People’s Food And Buy Your Own
Will you share your food with someone you’re dining with? If you say it’s ok, then it’s ok. But what about if they just reach over and take a French fry, or a taste of your ice cream?
Most People Don’t Want To Share Their Food
I admit, am very guilty of this. I’m not a big French fry eater, but sometimes I just want one or two. And I will do the reach, and take one. I know, I know… But I’ll usually preface it by saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but I’m going to steal one of your fries.” Like when I took food off Mike O’Brian’s plate.
I know, it really is rude. My dad used to do it, so it didn’t bother me. But it bothered my mom.
A poll from StudyFinds.org found the top foods that we do not want to share which include fries, pizza, ice cream, and chocolate. All very shareable – but you don’t want to.
Half of us would be very annoyed if a friend snagged a fry – like I have done – off our plate without at least asking first. Which I also do. If you’re at a restaurant and a friend snags a fry off your plate, is that cool? Or are you immediately reassessing your friendship with that person?
Around one in ten people say they won’t share under any circumstances. You might remember that Joey had a whole plotline about this on “Friends.”
Buy Your Own Food – And Stop Stealing Mine
A lot of people would rather just buy someone their own helping, rather than share with them. A couple of our Mike and Carla Morning Show listeners suggested that. And then the thief pays. Ooooooh – cold!
Several people said it’s caused an argument before, and others have physically stopped someone from stealing food. Like by moving the plate or grabbing or smacking their hand. Yes – it has happened to me – I mean the smacking.
Part Of This Is Just Old Fashioned Food Envy
But there are nice people, who will always let someone snag a fry, or a bite, but that doesn’t mean they’re always cool with it. Many said they just do it to be polite. Apparently a lot of people deal with “food envy.” This is where you wish you ordered what someone else ordered.
Overall – most people say MITTS OFF when it comes to their food, on their plate!
More on this story, and others, in today’s edition of “A Few Things You Should Know.”