Appetizers Aren’t Meant to be Communal

communal food


I have a sharing problem, I’ll be real. I’m totally on board with letting someone taste something that I think is delicious, no problem. The problem I have is when I’m at a table with friends or family and someone announces,

“Let’s all get different appetizers and share them!”

I look at that person like they just announced they would like to perform a colonoscopy on me. The urge to bitch slap that person to the other side of the restaurant is barely controllable. First of all, this is dinner, not appetizer. I don’t want my main meal to be cheese sticks and potato skins, just because you want to try a little bit of everything. Dinner is where you get 1 meal and you get to pick it out. This isn’t some negotiation where you have to submit a 3 page dissertation on why the table should order stuffed mushrooms in lieu of wing-dings.

I have a very simple method to my dinners- if it’s not broke, why fix it? I don’t want to try something new. Honestly, when I sit down at most restaurants I don’t need a menu because I get the exact same thing each time and this brings me pleasure. Why on Earth would I risk the chance of a crappy meal when I know my usual one will satisfy me? Do I sound like a 95-year-old curmudgeon yet? 105? Thought so.

But alas, I am not a jerk when Satan makes the suggestion to share apps. I let my internal meltdown run its course, smile politely and rattle off what I will and will not eat.


So that was my contribution to the WordPress Daily Prompt. When I saw the word was communal, instantly I thought of how I hate sharing appetizers. So what about you? Are you the one that announces everyone should share appetizers or do you loathe it like me?


Share the laughs with friends!


Wanna leave a reply?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

%d bloggers like this: