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?
I don’t buy appetizers, so it’s a non-issue to me…
It’s not that I don’t like appetizers. I just don’t want to A. make it my meal and B. only get 1/4 of an appetizer when I really want about 3/4 of it but can’t be the pig because I have to share with the whole table. Does that make sense?
My husband and I can share appetizers, but I do not like to share with an entire table. Ewww, stop touching my food you bunch of animals!! ( I am a nurse by occupation, and I know these nasty beasts do not wash their hands!).
Yeah, it might not even be a problem sharing with 1 person. That means you are at least entitiled to 50% of the appetizer. And yeah, your right about the germs. Didn’t even think of that angle!
I HATE sharing my food! I especially hate when friends or coworkers suggest getting apps to share. I especially hate when coworkers suggest this, because I’m constantly battling wanting to eat with abandon and being self-conscious that they will all think I’m disgusting ?
Omg!! You said exactly what I feel! That is me to a t!