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to refuse to share food?

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Vitalstatistix Sat 29-Nov-14 18:06:29

It feels as though I am being petty and/or greedy but at the same time, it gives me the rage when I make myself a snack and my husband wanders over and says "that looks nice, can I take some?"

I tell him no, and to go and get himself one. It really irritates me that he wants to take from my plate which means I either have only half or have to go back and make myself something again, after having said no, he isn't hungry when I initially go into the kitchen saying I am getting a snack, do you want anything.

So tell me, am I petty or do you understand why it gives me the rage.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:08:31


I don't share either.

"Can I take some?" Is an INFURIATING way to put it too!


I hope you say that.

TruJay Sat 29-Nov-14 18:09:47

I was gonna say why don't u offer to make him some too but u do so I can see why it bugs u. I wouldn't mind dh having a bite but your dh taking half is annoying when he said he didn't want anything

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:10:12


KingJoffreysDodgyEars Sat 29-Nov-14 18:10:37

People taking food from my plate grosses me out. I wouldn't be able to finish eating.

I think saying no is fine.

TruJay Sat 29-Nov-14 18:10:46

Oh and this totally reminded me of Friends "Joey doesn't share food!!!"

dustarr73 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:11:18

Joey doesnt share food.grin

regularbutpanickingabit Sat 29-Nov-14 18:11:42

There is an hilarious episode of Friends dedicated to Joey's hatred of sharing. You would love it! Try and search YouTube.

Tinks42 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:12:31

whats with the big picture thing now? ehhhhhhhh, stop it now mumsnet.

dustarr73 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:14:00

Beaten to it.

Vitalstatistix Sat 29-Nov-14 18:14:51

No. I like the pictures. grin

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:15:47

I love Joey

SevenZarkSeven Sat 29-Nov-14 18:16:18

YANBU at all.

CatLady25 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:18:06

Lol i hate it but im one of those people who do it

Siarie Sat 29-Nov-14 18:19:34

I don't like sharing food either, I'll let me DH have some if I'm feeling nice but most of the time no!

Sn00p4d Sat 29-Nov-14 18:29:30

I hate sharing food. If dh uses my cutlery to eat something I can't use it again I need to go and get fresh stuff, drives him crazy but it just gives me the heebies!

silveroldie2 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:35:54

YADNBU - I HATE people assuming they can take food from my plate. In a restaurant with friends, you choose what you want, friend decides not to order chips and then tries to take some from my plate, their hand gets smacked, hard. If you want fucking chips, order them!

crumblebumblebee Sat 29-Nov-14 18:37:05

YANBU, I am very bad at sharing food. blush

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:40:11

Sn00 my DH LICKED the side of the gravy boat earlier and I hadn't even been served!!!

BoysiesBack Sat 29-Nov-14 18:41:41

Vital doesn't share food!

BoysiesBack Sat 29-Nov-14 18:43:09

Sorry, couldn't resist, it's one ofmy favourite Friends quotes!

YANBU, nothing is more infuriating than someone saying they're not hungry then expecting to share your food.

Clarabumps Sat 29-Nov-14 18:49:16

I FUCKING HATE people that ask for a bit of my food. If I offer then fine and I have been known to offer people a bite of my food but I FUCKING HATE when people eat my food. I don't share. Even with the kids, I totally grudge it.

Sorry for the swearing. I do FUCKING hate it though.

NomorepepperpigPLEASE Sat 29-Nov-14 18:51:48

My dd1 (19) does it all the time angry

"No mum I'm not hungry, I don't want any dinner"

Then sits at my side starng at my plate like a starved urchin.

toldmywrath Sat 29-Nov-14 18:53:11

CatLady- I hate it but I'm one of those people who do it -same here!

VitalSX Couldn't you make something that your DH doesn't like or something loaded with mustard to try & change his ways. (Evil grin )

squoosh Sat 29-Nov-14 18:54:09


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