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Old 11-21-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: huh?
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Default table manners

because of the double dipping thread i thought i would ask about any disgusting/unappealing/trashy eating habits or table manners that anyone has witnessed. (or partakes in!)

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I have a "future" daughter in law that has the worst manners I have ever seen.......
Before the food is served she has her fork in the platter..When unexpected guests arrive and you have to stretch dinner, she could care less, she makes sure she is first at the table and "loads" up.
It is really hard to eat with her in the room as she smacks so loud when she eats it makes other people sick.
Last year she took all the candy out of my grandsons basket and ate it.
We all went out to lunch another day. Most people ordered the same thing as she did but when the food came she grabbed my nephews plate because his looked better.
Mind you, she never takes out her wallet.
I am so surprised that my son is with her as he grew up with "either you have good manners or you leave the table".
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: huh?
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oh my goodness! i think you should ask people here for some advice about how to make her stop! there must be a polite way to do it? i hope for your sake it is not hopeless!
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I have a "future" daughter in law that has the worst manners I have ever seen.......
Before the food is served she has her fork in the platter..When unexpected guests arrive and you have to stretch dinner, she could care less, she makes sure she is first at the table and "loads" up.
It is really hard to eat with her in the room as she smacks so loud when she eats it makes other people sick.
Last year she took all the candy out of my grandsons basket and ate it.
We all went out to lunch another day. Most people ordered the same thing as she did but when the food came she grabbed my nephews plate because his looked better.
Mind you, she never takes out her wallet.
I am so surprised that my son is with her as he grew up with "either you have good manners or you leave the table".
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Crazyworld, it sounds like your son is about to spend the rest of his life in Hell.

How old is this spoiled brat, and what are her parents like?

How serious is this courtship?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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We thought that they would only be together for 6 months tops....it has now been over six years. Her parents are a nightmare. Mom rules everyone...
I have asked my son to really think about this...Cannot understand the draw to her.

Praying the wedding doesn't go through as they cannot seem to pick a date which to me is good.
I cannot harp on it because I don't want to start having a bad relationship with my son.

Love truly is blind.

(It doesn't just stop at the manners)
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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tell us more then! we want to help in any way since this could be a drastic mistake your son makes.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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and maybe in order to follow the forum rules and not be considered hijackers, we can just throw in (sautee) some food related words.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Unfortuantely we have tried it all.. He needs to wake up before it is too late.
Everyone has to make their own mistakes. We all do get on her case when she gets out of line. I am not a prude but her language makes my hair stand on end and one tday I told her never to use that language in my house. She doesn't anymore. I think she is starting to get it but who know............He needs to get it but I need to step back too.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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Hey if her son wants to make that mistake, its his mistake to make. Crazyworld, if she is doing these rude things in YOUR home though, you have a right to ask her to stop.

Back on topic, my boyfriend shovels food onto his fork with his fingers and it drives me bananas. He says its part of the hispanic culture but I tell him its because he never properly learned how to use utensils. My dad slurps his soup and my mom hacks up phlegm in front of people.


...I swear, other than what I've mentioned above, my family is relatively normal :/
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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hacks up phlegm yowza-made me chuckle.
let me see what i can add here: hmmm, well my mother is a double dipper as i mentioned earlier and also talks with her mouth full and her jaw makes a popping sound when she eats. she puts salt on everything (even bacon).
she hijacks my drinks and then i dont want to sip from them anymore.

my husband licks his fingers (he definitely lives to eat) and will scrape the HECK outta the bowl or plate to get any last drops of food i guess. the sound is horrible and i feel like screaming "it's gone! dont you get it? there is no more left!"
he also likes to jingle his ice cubes (shake the glass around for no apparent reason other than to annoy me i suppose). i think i may be "sound sensitive" so certain sounds get on my last nerve!
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