Hi there, how are you for a Monday afternoon?? 🙂 Let chat a bit, shall we?
I went to this restaurant last week, and had a very nice 3 course lunch courtesy of my plantation. (I had new hire orientation this morning, so I’m official now BTW!) The food was excellent and I enjoyed every bit of it. However, what is it with folks wanting to share plates with their co-workers?? I was asked about 3 times did I want a bite of someone’s plate. I declined each time and I didn’t offer anyone anything off my plate either.
Another time I went out to lunch after a sorority meeting one Saturday afternoon and we went to PF Chang’s. If you’ve been there you know that the food is served on large plates and if you like, you easily have enough to share. So everyone orders and the food comes out and folks start passing the plates. One of my sorors asks me to pass MY plate and I looked at her in horror. I told her I wasn’t passing my plate because I wasn’t planning on sharing. She then proceeds to give me the stink eye and makes an announcement: “TIH has decided she’s not sharing today!”. I gave her a stink eye right back and replied: “ I sure AM NOT!”. I then proceeded to consume my lunch.
I don’t consider myself a germaphobe, but if you aren’t my husband, mama or other IMMEDIATE FAMILY (which consists of my daddy, brother and aunt), I am NOT (literally) going to break bread with you like that. And attempting to “shame” me into giving you some of my food, doesn’t work either (as noted in the above example). I’ve fallen victim to the share and share alike deal, and gotten pissed off because the person I’d decided to share with took an overly generous portion of MY food. So nerp, I can’t do it anymore.
What about you?? You down with passing the platter??