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To hate it when people dip their used cutlery into communal dishes

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Nurserywindow Thu 16-Jul-15 17:35:46

I really hate it when someone uses the fork or spoon they have been eating with and dips it into a dish of vegetables or casserole in the middle of the table to take another helping, instead of using the serving spoon supplied.

AIBU to find this off putting and to have thrown out dishes of leftovers where a guest has done this?

Bullshitbingo Thu 16-Jul-15 17:37:28

It's called 'double dipping' it's gros, rude and yanbu!

CharleyDavidson Thu 16-Jul-15 17:40:51

There was a MythBusters programme on this a while ago. It showed that double dipping (whilst still in my opinion a bit gross) wasn't that harmful in terms of amounts of bacteria added to the dish.

I would take my serving from the other side of a dish that someone had dipped back into personally though. Unless it was just my family, then I wouldn't mind.

Elledouble Thu 16-Jul-15 17:43:09

Or uses their own knife/fork to scrape the communal serving spoon!

Or, at a party I was at recently, a man was taking bites of scone and spreading more cream on the bitten edge with the communal spoon. I couldn't have any more scone after I saw that angry What a fucking liberty.

DonkeyOaty Thu 16-Jul-15 18:00:31

Urghhh grim and uncouth. SHUDDER.

CremeEggThief Thu 16-Jul-15 18:03:00

Ugh! Do people really do that? Disgusting!

OrangeVase Thu 16-Jul-15 18:04:00

Agree- disgusting. Most manners are just about consideration. same with dips. I never serve them and rarely touch them when I am out now. Too many people double dip.

Penfold007 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:04:33

Double dipping is totally disgusting. I hate it when people use the knife they have been cutting food with to help themselves to mustard arghhh!!!!!!

youareallbonkers Thu 16-Jul-15 18:06:22

And when they taste cooking and then stir with the spoon they have licked. Gross, I wouldn't eat it

BrianButterfield Thu 16-Jul-15 18:28:17

CakeLady1 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:31:39

Eurgh! I hate this and throw away so much food because of DH's family doing this, or using their allergen-ridden cutlery to contaminate food angry
YANBU!! It's dirty and rude!

Snoozebox Thu 16-Jul-15 18:35:21

Well I wouldn't get my knickers in a massive twist about it. I try and look at things like this pragmatically and think that most times I've kissed people grosser than the person who has just double-dipped grin

Younique Thu 16-Jul-15 18:37:26

I've seen people with crudites and dips do this too and it's grim.

80sMum Thu 16-Jul-15 18:41:06

Yes, I agree re the chewed end of crudités being shoved back into a shared dip! Not nice.

Homemadeapplepie Thu 16-Jul-15 18:44:14

I agree it's horrible-in truth it's probably not going up hurt you but I'd still not eat from a double-dipped dip!

dustarr73 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:45:42

I hate this its just horrible.And its always the most unhygienic person who does it.

LoveThatNameDoIt Thu 16-Jul-15 19:12:23

Doesn't bother me in the slightest!

meglet Thu 16-Jul-15 19:17:01

yanbu. I wouldn't eat any more of something that had been double-dipped in (unless it was my dc's). I'd bin left overs too.

MissDemelzaCarne Thu 16-Jul-15 19:21:55

YANBU at all, I don't like it either.

Janethegirl Thu 16-Jul-15 19:23:31

YANBU it's truly gross. If people do it in my house I tell them off for it as I always put out serving spoons to avoid this. Doesn't always work though.

bigbumtheory Thu 16-Jul-15 20:02:29

Doesn't bother me with DH, we share spit a lot anyway. With anyone else, yes gross. If i wanted to swap, I'd snog them.

EastMidsMummy Thu 16-Jul-15 20:33:28

Ridiculously squeamish attitudes here. Do you all walk around with a plastic bubble on your head in case of JURMZ??

Janethegirl Thu 16-Jul-15 20:37:58

So Eastmidsmummy I take it you double dip and think it's ok?

HelloNewman Thu 16-Jul-15 20:39:32

It's just very bad manners.

(But DH and I double dip if it's just us.)

whois Thu 16-Jul-15 21:39:05

I'm not bothered. Loads more germs form being on the tube in the morning.

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