To feel shame (looked up, tongue mid-lick..

(155 Posts)
Shriekingbanshee Sun 28-Oct-18 16:17:11 see opposite neighbour looking out her kitchen window at me, licking plates before loading dishwasher)

I am not sure whether to be horrified at being caught out red-handed as it were, mid-lick, cleaning my dish before loading it in d'washer or just, oh well, I love my food and none will go to waste whilst I'm around.

Its gross though isn't it...oh... am swinging here...I just can't get enough of the taste and I need to portion control, so don't want to leave anything!

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SoyDora Sun 28-Oct-18 16:18:26

Yeah it’s gross!

Aprilislonggone Sun 28-Oct-18 16:19:09

Op are you a Spaniel? If not yabu to lick dishes.

kaytee87 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:20:00

That's pretty vile tbh

Bobbybear10 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:20:05

Are your licking all of the old plates or just yours after a meal?

If it’s just yours then that’s less gross but if it’s all the old plates then you need help!

Bluntness100 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:20:33

Yeah, that's not good. Is it just your plate you lick or everyone else's?

I'll be honest, it's quite an odd thing to do.

Km06 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:20:52

Its gross but we all got our thing and it could be worse

gamerchick Sun 28-Oct-18 16:21:34

You kick all the plates or just yours?

Either way it's rank envy < not envy.

chemenger Sun 28-Oct-18 16:21:47

Why on earth would you do that? If I saw it I would thing you were very peculiar indeed. It would not occur to me to lick a plate.

Tattandthis Sun 28-Oct-18 16:22:07

This really made me laugh.

How long was the plate left? Was it your plate? What was the meal?

So many questions.

steff13 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:22:08

Oh, that's so much worse than I thought it was going to be when I clicked the thread. 🤢🤢🤢🤢 I'm struggling between wanting more information, and thinking I couldn't stomach it.

DiaryStrife Sun 28-Oct-18 16:22:31

Sorry but that is grim

UpstartCrow Sun 28-Oct-18 16:23:12

pmsl. This is why people have nets thlgrin

PositivelyPERF Sun 28-Oct-18 16:23:37

Please tell me she stood watching you as you licked your fourth plate. I’ve visions of a food hamper from a mystery well wisher, being left on your doorstep. 🤣

HemanOrSheRa Sun 28-Oct-18 16:23:50

Oh. Pffft. My Mum used to lick her plate after a particularly good Sunday lunch grin. She used to encourage me to do the same. Although, a nice slice of white bread smushed round in the gravy is excellent too grin.

Florries Sun 28-Oct-18 16:24:41

I made the most beautiful gravy known to man once and accidentally spilt some on my kitchen side. Over my dead body was the juice of the gods going to go to waste. So, I whipped out a straw and enjoyed every slurp.

Gross? Definitely. Do I care? Not one bit.

ElizabethMainwaring Sun 28-Oct-18 16:25:29

Oh, it's not that bad! Really!

Thatstheendofmytether Sun 28-Oct-18 16:25:43

No no no, all I can think of is you liking cold gravy or cold bean sauce of the dirty dishes OP, it's giving me the boak 🤢

steff13 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:26:24

Oh. Pffft. My Mum used to lick her plate after a particularly good Sunday lunch.

That's not really the same thing, though, licking your own plate immediately after dinner.

Bluntness100 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:26:50

I think the fact you say you were licking plates, plural, would indicate you lick more than yours.

I mean this gently but do you have issues with food and control?

Wauden Sun 28-Oct-18 16:29:56

Oops, best to just smile and wave at the neighbour thlgrin

HemanOrSheRa Sun 28-Oct-18 16:31:11

Well I wasn't going to share this steff13 but my mum used to lick my Dad's and sister's plate too grin. In fact my lovely Dad would make sure there was some delicious gravy left on his plate smile.

Ellie56 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:31:23


AllTakenSoRubbishUsername Sun 28-Oct-18 16:31:57

Yuck! Get some blinds!

Whereismumhiding2 Sun 28-Oct-18 16:32:25


This made my day!! Lol!! Erm, yes, that is a rather unusual pre dishwasher approach you have ...and eeek, all seen by neighbour!! gringrin

But really... it's genius! I moan at my DC to rinse plates off before loading in dishwasher, I might suggest they lick them!! thlgrinthlgringrin

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