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Breakfast issue- still annoying me

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shakemysilliesout Wed 26-Nov-14 09:41:49

In the summer I stayed at a bed and breakfast for one night with toddler and husband. I didn't concentrate as hard as usually do on my fry up as my toddler wasn't herself. Turns out my husband got doubles of everything given to him. 2 eggs whereas i got one etc. we weren't asked any preferences on quantity.
My husband only told me this fact after we had checked out.

I remember this happening once as a child to my parents and I pointed it out.

Anyway- its still annoying me! It was months ago. Just wanted to share as why should I get less food when we paid the same?

AnyFucker Wed 26-Nov-14 09:55:15

I get your point but if I was given the same amount of food as my H it would go to waste and I hate to see food wasted

I am smaller than him, weigh about 3 stones less than him and my metabolism is slower

I simply wouldn't be feeling my feminist hackles rising on this one

I think others would though

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 26-Nov-14 09:57:59

I would be annoyed, yes! It isn't so much about the quantities as the not asking. I know some women will want smaller portions, but I easily eat the same as my DH. It's like my MIL who gives more meat to the men!

Yes, food shouldn't be wasted, but that is why you ask people, not make assumptions. If you gave my DH double he'd leave half of it (not much of a breakfast person).

If it is annoying you, maybe you should email them and say so. If not, let it go and pull them up if you are ever anywhere it happens again.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 26-Nov-14 09:59:01

My hackles would rise, definitely! I don't eat as much as dh overall but I can eat a big fried breakfast. If women are regularly given less they should be regularly charged less too but it doesn't seem to work like that.

I have to say, I don't think I've ever come across it, though.

SoMuchForSubtlety Wed 26-Nov-14 10:00:38

It would annoy me. It's like the wine glass pour in restaurants - a little less for the women (NARALT). I eat far more than DH for breakfast, he reserves his big meal for evening.

LurcioAgain Wed 26-Nov-14 10:01:15

YY to not asking.

It could be sorted easily - a menu on the table with "big breakfast" (2 of everything) "small breakfast" (1 of everything) and any other options... then just ask!

I agree that in general women, as a matter of size and physiology, need less calories than men. But it's the "in general" that matters. What if OP had been breast feeding (extra 500 calories a day) or been an Olympic rower (thinks back to days in college with the women's first VIII eating breakfast!)

shakemysilliesout Wed 26-Nov-14 10:02:30

Next time I'm bring the weighing scales and checking its fairgrin Hehe. Nah I think i was annoyed as a fry up is a big treat for me, shouldn't probably get so excited about a hot breakfast!

AnyFucker Wed 26-Nov-14 10:02:43

Now if was short changed on my wine, different story ! smile

AnyFucker Wed 26-Nov-14 10:03:51

PS I am aware of my double standards there.....

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