to think that 35 minutes to eat dinner is NOT slow but normal

(229 Posts)
Arfarfanarf Tue 05-Jan-16 19:38:24

And my family are pigs.

Hurumph.
Left alone at the table AGAIN as they inhale their stew in under 10 minutes.

If i actually have to say this is lighthearted I'll start cracking heads. Just so's we're clear.

BeautifulLiar Tue 05-Jan-16 19:39:33

Crikey. I eat my tea in about five minutes flat!!

BrendaandEddie Tue 05-Jan-16 19:40:05

35 minutes for a regular weekday meal is LONG

multivac Tue 05-Jan-16 19:40:09

It's sloooowwwwwww. Learn to inhale (or, better, enjoy the solitude smile )

rageagainsttheBIL Tue 05-Jan-16 19:40:29

It's a little on the slow side by my standards but if your family were polite they'd stay until you'd finished making pleasant chit chat.

Arfarfanarf Tue 05-Jan-16 19:40:55

Really?
Bugger.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Tue 05-Jan-16 19:41:09

How many courses?

kissmethere Tue 05-Jan-16 19:41:21

It's always me who's last at the table, I've always been the same. its a bit of a running joke but I need to take my time.
I hope they appreciate the meal you've made. My family does but I just takes ages a long time.

BrendaandEddie Tue 05-Jan-16 19:41:43

my son is ready for another meal about 35 mins after the last one has started

whois Tue 05-Jan-16 19:42:39

I eat really quickly. DP eats really slowly. It's so annoying sitting with him whist he eats when I could be clearing up, showering, watching TV etc! I can't keep up a constant monologue and if he talks he takes even longer!

trinity0097 Tue 05-Jan-16 19:43:11

Long for one course. 10min for a plate of normal food, 15min if it's a big roast with seconds!

TendonQueen Tue 05-Jan-16 19:43:26

35 minutes if you're eating peas with a cocktail stick, fine. Otherwise, TOO SLOW.

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 05-Jan-16 19:44:36

Does it actually take you 35 minutes to consume one plates worth of food? Or is that 35 mins of starter/bread, food, coffee?

Isnt the stuff stone cold by the end?

How would you manage at work with a 30min lunch break?

chocomochi Tue 05-Jan-16 19:45:07

Dinner with two DDs (6 and 4) takes about 20-25 mins. We talk about our days and eat at the same time. I love the leisurely pace we eat! 10 mins is fast to me!

Arfarfanarf Tue 05-Jan-16 19:45:14

Just one course we don't do puddings except on special occasions.
Tonight was just beef stew and bread. Nothing fancy.
They just seem to eat so fast. I geniunely thought it was them. Who'd have thought it was me? grin

JohnLuther Tue 05-Jan-16 19:45:54

That's slower than my nan and she's notoriously slow grin

winterinmadeira Tue 05-Jan-16 19:45:55

That's not slow to me. I have rubbish digestion though and so take my time. I'm often last at the table.

TurnOffTheTv Tue 05-Jan-16 19:46:10

35 minutes to eat one plate of food?? It must be freezing by the time you're finished.

Unless it looks like this

tormentil Tue 05-Jan-16 19:46:45

One recent dinner guest finished her meal 20 minutes after the rest of us had had seconds and cleared our plates. That was hard work...

lucymootoo Tue 05-Jan-16 19:47:01

Your slow sorry! I'm about 10 mins 15 max if it's a large meal smile

MoMoTy Tue 05-Jan-16 19:48:12

Super slow and I would leave too, doesn't your food get cold by that time anyway?

NeedsAMousekatool Tue 05-Jan-16 19:48:12

My toddler eats beans one at a time and still usually finishes her meals after than you OP smile

Arfarfanarf Tue 05-Jan-16 19:50:27

Well, i was raised to put down my cutlery between bites and not pick it up again until i had swallowed so that probably adds to it.
They all shovel it in. Fork at the lips before what's in the mouth has been chewed grin

But i accept the verdict. Im a slowpoke.

DickDewy Tue 05-Jan-16 19:50:41

I eat considerably more slowly than the rest of my pigs at a trough family. Maybe a bit speedier than 35 minutes though.

They all have to sit and wait for everyone to be finished, no leaving the table - that's rude.

GreatFuckability Tue 05-Jan-16 19:51:02

My sister is like you. Her husband regularly reheats her meal half way through. I don't get how it can take so long!

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