(Closed) Is this rude/wrong?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Can I get away with this?
    Sure, bring your own! : (54 votes)
    70 %
    Nope, pick something else (suggestions?) : (23 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No I don’t think it’s rude! I think a lot of dieters do this. I’ve actually read it as a “tip” somewhere. Go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Could you go to a different place that serves the type of dressing you want?

    Post # 5
    Member
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ther’s nothing wrong with that. It would look a little better if you had a little, single serving bottle as opposed to the big family size one, but either way I don’t think it should be a problem at most restaurants.

     

    Edit: If you feel bad, try getting a light vinegarette (sp?) and make sure whatever dressing you get is on the side so you can control how much goes on your salad.

    Post # 6
    Member
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would just ask for vinegar or lemon juice on the salad, but I like that better anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 7
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    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Um. I’ve done it. I have this amazing balsamic vinegar at home and sometimes I bring it in a little tupperware.

    Is there anything else on the menu that would actually be healthy, though? A sirloin steak with vegetables (no steak butter and no butter) is actually low cal!

    This is pretty normal, by the way. People bring their own condiments to restaurants on a regular basis. Some people have a specific steak sauce they prefer or are diabetic and can’t eat the BBQ sauce at the restaurant or need sugar-free ketchup, and some people are gluten-intolerant and tend to bring their own dressing, just to be safe. It isn’t a big deal. Plus, who’s to say you don’t have dietary restrictions?

    Post # 9
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    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    The worst is when people bring their own crystal light or diet drink mixes to avoid having to drink “just water”, haha =].

    Post # 10
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I say go for it! Unless you are going to some super fancy restaurant I don’t see a problem with you subtly pulling out some dressing to put on your salad. Do you have any little tupperware containers you could put the dressing in first? That way it is even less noticeable. 

    Post # 11
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It sounds like a casual place, so it probably isn’t the end of the world, but it seems to me like there are better options. Ask for lemon wedges? Ask for dressing on the side and use only a small portion? See if they will bring you oil and vinegar?

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t worry about it, as long as you’re discreet. No one may even notice.

    Good for you for sticking to your plan!

    Post # 14
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would bring it. I dont see why anyone would notice, much less care. Plus, like you said you’re saving them money! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I first voted for Nope, pick something else- thinking you were headed out to a nicer restaurant. But if wings are on the menu then go ahead and pack up your fav dressing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @greenleafmountain, yeah, i totally agree with you. Or, i used to get people who’d want like, 3 lemons, sliced up, then they’d make real lemonade at their table by adding sugar and talk about how they were saving money. And then get mad when I’d come by, NOT see that they had made “lemonade” and try to put water in their glass. There’s a fine line! I just had to roll an eye. I waited tables for a few years and seriously, I saw people bring their own dressing in a LOT. I wouldn’t even blink an eye at it. Who’s gonna look/care, let alone say anything to you?! 

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