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To think that I deserve pudding too?

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Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 16:37:37

So if I buy a pack of 2 Rachel's organic divine rice and there are 2 adults in this house who like them AIBU to think that that's one each?
Apparently I'm being " weird" about it and selfish and " you can't own food"
Well I think that if I go to the supermarket, choose something , pay for it, bring it home and put it in the fridge I can at least own half of it!!!

sunbathe Wed 19-Mar-14 16:38:35


dexter73 Wed 19-Mar-14 16:39:35

Of course that is one each. It is very 'greedy' for one person to expect to eat both of them.

drnoitall Wed 19-Mar-14 16:39:36

I'd be hopping mad (:/) if some greedy pig ate both!

jeanmiguelfangio Wed 19-Mar-14 16:40:16

Technically if you bought them then its 2 for you, if you are kind enough to share then you are nice

Patilla Wed 19-Mar-14 16:40:41

YABU and should have eaten them on the way home they sound delicious!

Alternatively YANBU but should consider some kind of trap rigged to a cattle prod to punish those eating your puddings!

Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 16:42:27

If I don't eat it within 10 minutes of it arriving home I apparently forfeit all rights to eat it later. This particularly applies to biscuits which I may choose to eat over the course of a few days as opposed to a few minutes.
I need to start hiding stuff don't i?

Sparklysilversequins Wed 19-Mar-14 16:44:58

Who IS this horribly greedy and selfish person you live with?

MamaPain Wed 19-Mar-14 16:49:21

You need to lay down the law for in future. If you buy two or a number that is a multiple of 2, you have done so on the basis that these things would be equally shared.

Do not engage in some childish revenge seeking behaviour as I would.

Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 16:56:26

It's DH and he is a lovely man, he is very generous and kind but when it comes to personal needs such as food, toilet, sleep etc he struggles with the concept of waiting even 30 seconds!!
For example if we are out and he needs the loo I turn around and he's gone. If he's hungry he eats, if he's tired he sleeps.
Doesn't occur to him that he could wait for these things

LookingThroughTheFog Wed 19-Mar-14 16:56:52

Hoppinggreen, I have the exact same problem! DH has the ability to basically eat constantly. His mood, the proximity to his next or last meal, none of this affects his ability to eat. If he sees something and he fancies it, in it goes. I can't do that. If I'm full, I'm full. If I have a headache, or period pains, or am sleepy, I can't eat. So by the time I feel able to eat something; it's gone.

He's been better in recent years, but I think I had to actually cry about my treat foods being eaten a couple of times before it stuck.

So no; YANBU.

princessalbert Wed 19-Mar-14 17:00:15


I think you may have to resort to name labels on your treat foods. grin

In ourhouse I am the food and drink controller. All requests have to be okayed by me. <strict>

MamaPain Wed 19-Mar-14 17:03:49

We have a yum cupboard, DH, or anyone in fact, can only eat things in the green (yes I had to give him a traffic light system) box. If it is in the yellow box ask me, and if it is in the red box I will turn the house red with your blood if it is touched.

Obvs I put my special bits in the red box!

PoloMintCity Wed 19-Mar-14 17:04:06

YABU. I love those puddings so no one else should buy them in case it diminishes my supply!!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 19-Mar-14 17:07:14

I love your 'traffic light' system, MamaPain, I may have to pinch it... grin

Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 17:07:18

The thing is I'm not bothered about most food. I like food I'm just not very precious about it. BUT there are just a few things that I really like such as naice butter, jelly beans and Rachel's dairy FRICKIN rice!!! My DH would happily eat any old crap so why can't he leave just these few things just for me sad

ENormaSnob Wed 19-Mar-14 17:08:04

God it sounds like having a toddler.

Who is a selfish greedy pig to boot.

eightandthreequarters Wed 19-Mar-14 17:10:45

He is being greedy and selfish. Tell him so.

Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 17:11:03

More like a Golden Retriever than a toddler to be honest, luckily I love Golden Retrievers.

BellaVita Wed 19-Mar-14 17:12:43

Of course you deserve to eat at least one of them... If not both!

lottiegarbanzo Wed 19-Mar-14 17:14:04

He needs to eat while you're shopping, so he's not hungry when you come back. 'Never shop when hungry' should be extended to 'never receive shopping when hungry'.

If that doesn't work, get your own fridge with a padlock!

lottiegarbanzo Wed 19-Mar-14 17:15:39

Or just buy really ordinary stuff and eat treats when you're out. That's no fun though.

CyberMuddle Wed 19-Mar-14 17:17:11

YANBU. I also have a DH with very little self control when it comes to food. However, he does understand that 2 of something = 1 each. Things like biscuits and cake though, which are harder to divide unless you only eat them at the same time (8.30am is a perfectly acceptable time in his mind hmm ), I often find myself losing out till it gets to the last few or the last portion where he suddenly realises that I might like some too! Sigh...

princessalbert Wed 19-Mar-14 17:18:10

The traffic light system sounds brilliant.

MamaPain Wed 19-Mar-14 17:19:04

Lying you are welcome, feel free. Although beware it does mean that I only have to walk past an eating family member and I get "It was in the green box!!!" as if I even asked.

I also once found a sobbing toddler in front of the cupboard, screaming "not the red box mummy noooooooo", turns out I had put his biscuits in the red box and as far as he was concerned there was no hope left.

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