(Closed) When you eat at family functions do you:

posted 7 years ago in Home
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  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I also wait until everyone else has served themselves.

    Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper

    Both- I get my daughter’s food first because it needs to cool and usually be cut up or whatever. Then I wait and get mine after. If she is not there or has already been fed, I always go at the end. I can’t stand seeing people breathing on my potential food.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I usually start to get the line going and to help make sure it’s ready for being served with spoons or jars opened, etc…

    Post # 5
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    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I try to wait. I hate being in a group doing it all at once, and I hate going first-what if I take too much?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I have a 700 lb cousin…. I wait until everyone is done and then go.

    And yes, I do mean literally 700 pounds.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @zippylef: wow.

    I just get up and get my spot in line wherever I can. I may be first but I probably wont be last.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I try to act like I want to go last… but with everyone trying to do that at the same time, I eventually give in a go first. I’m not waiting 15 minutes for you to decide to eat, let’s get this party started 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m usually first. In my family, we eat REALLY late so by the time food is put out I’m starving and I don’t mess around when I’m hungry. And FI’s family had 5 kids in the house at one point so they allll load their plate up because they rarely got seconds, so I make sure I get a plate before they get a hold of the food 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’m normally one of the first- I’m hungry! And someone has to be first, besides, I don’t want to miss out on any of the good stuff. Haha. 

    Post # 12
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We usually all sit and pass the dishes around the tables, serving ourselves as the dish gets to us.  

    Post # 13
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @kperry3: My family does the same thing! Everyone practically fights to be last. I gave up when I was in middle school and from now on I just go first. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Depends which group of family. In settings where I’m considered a “kid” I just go first because on one will. If I’m in adult mode though (like with friends or other family groups) I’m usually prepping stuff and making sure there’s enough food on the table, then eat towards the end.

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