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Old 09-28-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Invited a friend over for dinner tonight and after i spend a lot of time making it she says she doesnt eat much and said she would take a doggie bag ,so she filled two large containers from the pot and after an hour of chit chat off she goes with several days worth of food. Am i wrong to think this was rude behaviour?
Very rude in my opinion, although I am not American and we don't generally take food home from restaurants or from someone who has invited us to dinner in the UK.

Also to fill two large containers and take the remaining food is not on, you are a friend and not a soup kitchen.
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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Not rude as we always give our guests food to take home with them. However, usually we are the ones filling the containers. Our guests are not just gonna help themselves. That part is rude.
Exactly. If you want to be generous and give out extra food to take home, thatís one thing. Itís another for someone to presumptuously help themselves.
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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Invited a friend over for dinner tonight and after i spend a lot of time making it she says she doesnt eat much and said she would take a doggie bag ,so she filled two large containers from the pot and after an hour of chit chat off she goes with several days worth of food. Am i wrong to think this was rude behaviour?
Youíre not wrong. That was extremely rude.

It would make sense if she took what was left on her plate, but unless it was offered, taking more than that is a no-no. Especially two extra Tupperware containers worth, which is way out of line.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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In my opinion, a doggie bag is strickly for restaurant food that you cannot finish. In a home, it would only be acceptable for food from your own plate that you cannot finish.

The exception is a thanksgiving meal when the host is willing to parcel out the leftovers so he doesn’t have more than he wants.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My mom's In laws did something similar except they brought their own containers at Thanksgiving and helped themselves to leftovers without asking. My mom got so used to it after awhile she stopped complaining. I would never ask for a doggie bag at someone's house for several reasons, it's rude, maybe they want leftovers. If leftovers are offered to me it's up to me whether I want to take them or not. Usually it's a cake or cookies that no one wants. My SIL is very generous with leftovers because she makes a lot of food especially at Christmas. My MIL rarely offers us leftovers and I understand why because she lives alone and wants to have extra meals to heat up. My mom on the other hand gives out leftovers because she too lives alone and most likely won't eat it all.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It was rude of her to assume she could take home any food at all, let alone fill up two containers.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It was rude of her to assume she could take home any food at all, let alone fill up two containers.
But if she was given the containers by the hosts, then this all seems like a misunderstanding. If you want her to take just her leftovers, then don't give her two big containers and tell her to help herself.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I can't wait to hear the update this Monday!! Don't disappoint us, OP!! ;-)
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Financial troubles? If so, it might change the paradigm for you.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:21 AM
 
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I can't wait to hear the update this Monday!! Don't disappoint us, OP!! ;-)
The wife and i ate some early snacks before our guest arrived, she was greeted with one small hamburger,corn relish was the only condiment and no accompanying salad ,i made a point of finishing the wine before she could ask for any, unfortunately she didnt comment on the meager meal so all my witty retorts were held in check for another day,,There will be no more doggie bags on Monday nights however Thanksgiving is fast approaching we'll see what happens as she will invariably invite herself over and maybe i'll give her the left over stuffing as a doggie bag.
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