Okay, folks - I cannot even begin to believe what I saw the other day out and about in town.  Don't worry, I won't be naming any names.  Mostly because I don't know the dude's name. I was out to pick up some take out for Husbando and myself.  It was in a restaurant in Sedalia, I'll tell you that much. So I was standing there, waiting, minding my own business (something I'm very good at) when I see something truly repulsive.  There was this grown man, old enough to know better, sitting in his booth finishing up his dinner.  He took a breath mint and put it in his mouth.  Then, his friend got up and went to what I presume is the restroom.  Then, this GROWN MAN, mind you, takes his mint out of his mouth and puts it IN HIS FRIEND'S DRINK.


What on earth?!? Who does that?!  Why don't you just go ahead and spit in their soda, you might as well have done it! So, I immediately went home and went on the internet to see if this was a thing or if he was just a jackwagon, when I came across this information.

Basically, it's a list of the ten rudest things people do when they eat.  Some are standards, like double-dipping and chewing with your mouth open.  But there are also a few things you probably wouldn't think of . . .

 #1.)  SPLITTING SOMETHING, THEN TAKING THE BIGGEST HALF.  If you're the one cutting the food in half, you don't get to choose which half is yours.  You have to offer both halves to the other person and let THEM choose.  If you made a fair cut down the middle, it shouldn't matter to you if they pick first.

 #2.)  ASKING FOR THE FIRST OR LAST BITE OF ANYTHING.  If you do, don't expect to get it.  The first and last bites of a meal are the only ones that are sacred.

 #3.)  STEALING CHEESE OFF THE PIZZA.  When the cheese from another slice gets stuck to yours and leaves a naked dough triangle behind, it's your responsibility to put that cheese back.  But cheese that oozes into the MIDDLE of the pizza is fair game.

 #4.)  SAMPLING CHOCOLATES IN THE BOX.  Every box of chocolates has a certain type with a certain filling you don't like.  But if you bite into one by mistake, DON'T PUT IT BACK.  Either choke it down, find someone else to eat it, or throw it away.

 #5.)  TAKING A CRUSTLESS BITE OUT OF SOMEONE ELSE'S SANDWICH.  If someone hands you half a sandwich, and they expect to get it BACK, don't bite the middle.  First of all, there's something about it that's just nasty.  But also, it's everybody's favorite bite.  The part with no crust.  And if someone's nice enough to offer you a bite of their sandwich, don't help yourself to the best part.


What do you guys think?  What are some of your food pet peeves?  Let me know in the comments!

Politely yours,


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