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The Doctor Alt 8

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Etiquette...
« on: 20 February, 2014, 09:35:57 PM »

I have invited a friend of mine to a meal at my home.

I offered him a choice of two main dishes...

Is it polite to eat the same or can I eat the other choice I offered?


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Re: Etiquette and Protocol
« Reply #1 on: 20 February, 2014, 09:38:54 PM »
A true friend wouldn't care. Don't stress it and eat what you want.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #2 on: 20 February, 2014, 09:39:14 PM »
Eat whatever you want and try not to worry about it. Relax enjoy yourself.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2014, 09:39:34 PM »
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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #4 on: 20 February, 2014, 10:27:21 PM »
Is it much extra work to make the second dish for yourself?

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #5 on: 20 February, 2014, 10:43:39 PM »
Eat the other dish: glower from under your eyes at him and generally look put out all evening....the time'll just fly by. :o
Just kidding, he won't mind in the slightest. Z :)
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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #6 on: 20 February, 2014, 10:54:25 PM »
Neau. Aye eff neaut beaught etiquette but aye deau neaut entend to desembarque jusqu'a Leicester Square.
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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #7 on: 21 February, 2014, 01:43:03 AM »
Neau. Aye eff neaut beaught etiquette but aye deau neaut entend to desembarque jusqu'a Leicester Square.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #8 on: 21 February, 2014, 02:19:06 AM »
Is it much extra work to make the second dish for yourself?
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Not that much more work.

That is If he turns up. He did suggest that he takes me out instead... As it would half his travelling  .. But I don't want him wasting his money on me.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #9 on: 21 February, 2014, 05:53:28 AM »
Nothing wrong with cooking two different dishes. In a restaurant this is considered normal.  You offered both dishes, that was where etiquette was required and fulfilled.

The same applies with liquid refreshment. You may like a pint of Stella and he might want a Vimto, all good.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #10 on: 21 February, 2014, 07:47:32 AM »
It may be prudent not to mention you asked for guidance from a forum of comic book nerds.
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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #11 on: 21 February, 2014, 08:36:11 AM »
It's not what you eat it's what cutlery you use to eat it with.

Are you using the right fish fork/dessert spoon/butter knife?

How that would be embarrassing.
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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #12 on: 21 February, 2014, 09:30:39 AM »
I'd eat the same. It's simpler and it avoids the potential for misunderstanding. (Is your meal "better" than theirs? Have they put you to extra trouble?) And sharing the experience is the point of spending time together.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #13 on: 21 February, 2014, 11:09:54 AM »
And sharing the experience is the point of spending time together.

Inclined to agree here.  It's a different situation where you have several guests and one is veggie or coeliac or somesuch, and you produce a separate dish for them, but when it's just the two of you, sharing does strike me as the order of the day.

Bottom line though, don't stress about nonsense like etiquette and protocal (as long as you can speak Bocce and the language of vaporators), do what you like and enjoy your evening.

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Re: Etiquette...
« Reply #14 on: 22 February, 2014, 12:28:50 AM »
I'm very interested to hear how this goes.  :)