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Old 05-05-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Conversation during meals is a must! It's not just about the food. It's a time for catching up, for sharing, for bonding. Just be sure to talk between bites, never with food in your mouth.
You can talk at other times. I've had a date where we did nothing but talk with each other for 12 hours. Food wasn't even on our minds. Totally missed dinner.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:59 AM
Status: "Rachel Ray make me a baloney sandwich please" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: The Plains
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you don't talk about religion, politics and money. and don't tell funny jokes, maybe the ha-ha clever ones, you don't want someone to choke or spit food on you. There was so many people in my family there wasn't ever enough food ,the only reason to come to the table was the conversation.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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A typical dinner conversation at my house when me and my sisters were all teenagers--
Dads reading the paper while eating.
Mom is zoned out on Valium.
Sis #1 to sis #2-- "If you ever wear my sweater again I'll pull your hair out by the roots!"
Me to sis# 1-- "I had sex with your best girlfriend last night." [ignored]
Sis #2 to sis#1-- "Well at least my hair doesnt look like Phyllis Dillers!"
Me to sis#2-- "And I'm having sex with your best girlfriend tonite!" [ignored]
Sis #3 to sis #1 and #2--"I think you both should shut up! And neither one of you are fooling anybody with all that toilet paper in your bras!"
Me to sis#3--"I wouldnt touch any of your girlfriends. They all look like they could win the blue ribbon in the hog judging at the Lake County fair!"
Sis #1 #2 and #3 to me--" Why dont you just shut up and go play with yourself!"
Dad to me--"Thats my boy!!!!!!!!"
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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Family dinners, is where my father let the secret out, that he understood the secrets of time travel.

"If you kids don't stop bickering, I'm going to toss you all into next Tuesday!!!!!" It was said with super seriousness, I believe he knows how to do it.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Why am I beginning to feel that all of your thread topics are related to some big college sociology project?
It's a bit off topic but I haven't been in college for decades...Started this thread based on a personal experience.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Nice of you to exhibit such compassion for the tortured: leaving the table before ending your meal. And, more compassion: no second date.
Hmmm, I can't figure this out:

Someone who shows no consideration for others by eating like an animal is tortured? I'm the one being tortured!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I feel bored when I share a meal with someone who doesn't talk very much...I look around to see if there is a newspaper sitting around someplace that I can read. It's uncomfortable and even spooky to be around people who don't talk much anyway...They seem serious and "all bottled-up." What are they hiding?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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a typical dinner conversation at my house when me and my sisters were all teenagers--
dads reading the paper while eating.
Mom is zoned out on valium.
Sis #1 to sis #2-- "if you ever wear my sweater again i'll pull your hair out by the roots!"
me to sis# 1-- "i had sex with your best girlfriend last night." [ignored]
sis #2 to sis#1-- "well at least my hair doesnt look like phyllis dillers!"
me to sis#2-- "and i'm having sex with your best girlfriend tonite!" [ignored]
sis #3 to sis #1 and #2--"i think you both should shut up! And neither one of you are fooling anybody with all that toilet paper in your bras!"
me to sis#3--"i wouldnt touch any of your girlfriends. They all look like they could win the blue ribbon in the hog judging at the lake county fair!"
sis #1 #2 and #3 to me--" why dont you just shut up and go play with yourself!"
dad to me--"thats my boy!!!!!!!!"
:d:d
bwahahahahahahahaha :d
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I feel bored when I share a meal with someone who doesn't talk very much...I look around to see if there is a newspaper sitting around someplace that I can read. It's uncomfortable and even spooky to be around people who don't talk much anyway...They seem serious and "all bottled-up." What are they hiding?
Who does this ... a date? I agree that silent meals and awkward and no fun, but do you do any of the talking? Making small talk is usually not difficult.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Who does this ... a date? I agree that silent meals and awkward and no fun, but do you do any of the talking? Making small talk is usually not difficult.
I'm talking about people who don't "pick the ball up" when someone else starts a conversation...They might make a short comment but that's it...The conversation stops after that....Or the conversation is limited to brief comments about the food...There is no ongoing interaction...I know that some people have a lot of hidden insecurities and don't feel comfortable or competent when it comes to their communication skills or general knowledge....I am sure that this may be inhibiting them....But it"s impossible to get to know someone who remains so closed-up and "detached." Don't you think?
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