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Old 05-04-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Well, to be fair. They didn't necessarily know what the food would taste like, or what it would exactly be like, when they accepted the invitation.

And if they're only eating the cheese because they're dieting ... they're not going to be successful in their diet.


But I'll give you one that irritates me. I can't stand people who are dining out, in a restaurant, on someone else's dime, and order the most expensive, biggest thing they can find, and then take three-quarters of it home.
Actually, if they're on the Atkins diet, the cheese is all that's allowed. If they stick with it, they're going to be very successful,
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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I have some really annoying friends who can't pace an order without making three requests for modification. I don't think that's the way to eat out--you eat out to enjoy the food as it was meant to be enjoyed. And I'm not talking about allergies.

I even had a friend send back an order of chinese she found spicy. I tried it and couldn't detect any note of spice at all. I can't stand high maintenance people. Or maybe neurotic is the word.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I remember years ago going to the rest room while having a meal and my server was also in there, and she left without washing her hands. Ick.
Did you not say anything?

It hasn't happened recently, but whenever I have seen anyone who works where I eat (server, or worse, cook) not wash their hands, I have called it to their attention and waited around to be sure they washed their hands, even if I was ready to leave the restaurant. I don't want anyone to get sick.

The worst offenders about not washing hands before touching something important, though, is DOCTORS and nurses and lab techs.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Loud smacking is high on my list.

So is the person at holiday dinner that complains about feeling miserable because she ate too much...then goes back for more!
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Coming over to our house for a dinner and not eating very much--even when it's a dish I know they like and had prepared specially for them--and I'm a good cook This one friend is very competitive and doesn't like it when you cook something terrific--only she is allowed to do that. Our friendship has cooled over this.

A shame, really. I enjoyed her cooking and ate a lot at their home, and always praised her cooking. Wish she could of done the same for me. At least sometimes.
I had a "friend" like that as well. When a mutual friend told me that my seafood gumbo was the best she'd ever eaten, my "friend's" face dropped and she was cool to me for a couple of weeks afterward.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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foraging for bottom side of the table gum is a complete turn-off for me
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:14 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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people who eat so fast it makes me think I'm being slow but I know I'm not.

Also people- even family- who take food from your plate without asking permission first.

I knew someone like that once, through business. Rich kid, educated in a fancy Manhattan private school, even fancier college degree. Would inhale his food in three minutes and then take his fork and start stabbing it into the food on everyone else's plate. He went after an omelet of mine and I raised my fork-holding hand and said, "Just try it!" He laughed, but backed off. Loser.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:17 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I had a "friend" like that as well. When a mutual friend told me that my seafood gumbo was the best she'd ever eaten, my "friend's" face dropped and she was cool to me for a couple of weeks afterward.
So weird. I also had a friend like that. We had them over for dinner, and her husband loved my pot roast gravy. I could see the shock and anger in her eyes when he said that to me. Another thing people always have loved is my potato salad, and when we went to picnics or whatever and people complimented me, she would make these little snide remarks about how the pieces of celery were too big or something. Really? You have to get so childish over friggin' potato salad? She was a good cook on her own, she had nothing to be jealous over.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Eating a double-patty cheeseburger, large fries, and a Diet cola.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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Eating a double-patty cheeseburger, large fries, and a Diet cola.
Hey, that's me.
But it's not about trying to save a few calories.
Regular soda is much too sweet for me, never did enjoy it.
I rarely drink soda unless it's a cheeseburger meal, or with pizza or popcorn. I usually eat very healthy and these things are a once in awhile treat. I always enjoy
A diet soda with these, just like the taste better.
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