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Breast or leg?

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mrsruffallo Sun 27-Sep-09 21:44:25

I often go to a chicken restaurant with a friend who quickly claims the breast off the platter. I am always left with the leg. AIBU /petty to be annoyed?

cheesesarnie Sun 27-Sep-09 22:22:41

yabu.go veggie.grin

scroobiuspirate Sun 27-Sep-09 22:23:57

lmao @ sardinequeen's outburst suggestion!

cheesesarnie Sun 27-Sep-09 22:23:57

SardineQueen i think you are fabgrin

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:24:30

Pointydoug (are you the same as Pointydog?) is it bizarre because you're never heard of it or because you don't believe there is one in Edinburgh?

Because it's there on Queen Street, sadly. And it never has any customers so I don't know how it keeps going.

SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 22:25:50

I think my option 1 is the only obvious resolution to this.

My parents had a friend who used to come round all the time and expecially on sundays while my mum was cooking sunday lunch. When the meat came out she would start picking bits off it and snaffling them while my mum was still fiddling with all the other stuff [hhm]

She moved away - maybe to mrsruffalo's neck of the woods?

I think you have to say something. Or put up with it.

It would get on my tits too though I have to say.

greensnail Sun 27-Sep-09 22:26:08

Ooooh I used to love Chicken Cottage when i was a student blush

mrsruffallo Sun 27-Sep-09 22:28:59

I feel like slapping her hand ans shouting 'share!' so SQ may not be far off.

You get two breast portions, two leg portions.

She takes both breasts at the same time.

SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 22:29:05

OOh I am popular!


Well on this thread anyway...

Info for the chicken cottage afficionados - there was one near me in NL, now closed down. It looked pretty rancid. Mainly served college students. I can't imagine a pair of MNers going there for a top evening out TBH...

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:29:10

Were you a student in Edinburgh Greensnail? Still don't know if this abomination has spread to other cities.

greensnail Sun 27-Sep-09 22:31:29

No I was in London. I think it probably started in London to be honest and then has branched out from there.

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:31:45

Oh I see so it has. Where is NL? Netherlands?

Anyway so as not to keep digressing, OP is BU simply by being in a 'chicken restaurant', never mind because she does not have the balls to demand breasts.


SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 22:32:24

I think you need to link to the item on the actual menu so that we can all have a good look at it.

It's not slander or anything as you are saying it's nice. Or at least I assume you like it, otherwise why keep going there.

Can you suggest another eaterie to your friend? One which doesn't do platters?

traceybath Sun 27-Sep-09 22:33:11

Before you order - say 'this time I don't want to do a platter because I only like the breast and have noticed you do too so lets order separately'.

Your friend is being incredibly rude so I would pay the extra money and not have to share.

This is why I hate sharing food when out for dinner. Its like the people who don't want chips but then proceed to eat those that you ordered. Stop it - order your own bloody chips. The calories still count even when they're not on your plate.

ZephirineDrouhin Sun 27-Sep-09 22:33:32

There's a Chicken Cottage near me in South London too. I always have to avert my eyes when I'm passing it. The name conjures up terrible images of our feathered friends doing unspeakable things in public conveniences.

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:34:40

<Pretending not to recognise London automatically as the source of all things>

So, NL. NeverLand, yeah?

SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 22:34:44

Oh sorry geek I am being a twat. I wrote where i live then thought better of it, so changed it to NL north london.

Apologies for random londoncentricness there blush I do realise that there are other places in the country, honest.

SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 22:36:26

And it takes me so long to type I was calling myself a twat before the second prod grin

mrsruffallo Sun 27-Sep-09 22:36:52

What's wrong with a chicken restaurant?

greensnail Sun 27-Sep-09 22:38:02

Is Nandos like posh KFC then? I've never been.

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:39:24

I did figure it out SQ, am being awkward, as usual.

You are welcome to Chicken Cottage! grin

GeekIsGood Sun 27-Sep-09 22:42:03

Mrsriffallo because as I (and possibly others have) said it's unlikely the chicken being served in a chicken restaurant had a happy healthy life.

TeeteringOnTheEdge Sun 27-Sep-09 22:45:25

Lets take the chicken out of this.

It's the same as going to a steak house, ordering a platter and your mate nabs the two fillets, and your left the "stewing steak".

WTF is a chicken restaurant though? KFC?

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 22:59:33

I hav never heard of chicken cottage, geek

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 23:02:00

What's wrong with a chicken restaurant?

Well, why would you get a restuarant that only serves chicken and, to top it all, calls itself Chcikcn Cottage?

MrsMerryHenry Sun 27-Sep-09 23:04:31

You should thank your friend. Breast is highly overrated - dry and tasteless compared with a good, juicy leg. Mmm...<<licks chops>>

Agree that cheap chicken is not a good thing.

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