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To be put off by date eating pub leftovers

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Runki · 06/11/2023 21:31

I have never posted on here before so please be gentle! 😉 I just wanted some honest opinions from people. I've been seeing a man for a number of months. We went out yesterday to a pub for something to eat, at lunchtime. When we got there, the table next to us hadn't been cleared yet and there was quite a bit of food left on plates. I asked him what he wanted to eat for lunch, and he said he would just eat some leftover toast and sausages from the uncleared table. I thought he was joking and laughed. But he actually meant it. He took two pieces of left over, cold toast and some sausages and proceeded to eat them, with no plate. I said I would buy him lunch and he didn't need to eat leftovers! He said he couldn't stand wasted food. I ordered my own lunch and ate it, alone, as he had already gobbled up the leftovers from the people who had left. Would this put you off someone? Or should I more be accommodating?! In all honesty, it made me feel very uncomfortable and I found it very unattractive. How would this make you feel, can I ask? Look forward to hearing what people think. For context, he has never done this before, but has alluded to wanting to do it when we've been to other places. I asked him yesterday if he was worried that someone's saliva might be on the leftover food, but he said he couldn't care less.

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Am I being unreasonable?

3720 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
steff13 · 06/11/2023 21:32

Oh my gosh that's gross.

thebabessavedme · 06/11/2023 21:32


Tinkerbyebye · 06/11/2023 21:33

Yuk. I would be dumping

Drpawpawspaw · 06/11/2023 21:33

Grim. Really grim.

ladymuckofthemanor · 06/11/2023 21:33

That's absolutely rank. I could not get past that at all.

How gross. I have the 'ick from afar'

Dump him immediately.

ThatAlbinoCat · 06/11/2023 21:33

He's a dirty, tight-fisted git

Labradoodlie · 06/11/2023 21:33

Ooooooh I know someone who did this. 10 years later and he’s still known as ‘pub pizza Dave’.

StopLickingTheDog · 06/11/2023 21:34

I wouldn't be able to undo the ick on this one

BrightYellowDaffodil · 06/11/2023 21:34

That would give me the ick so much I’d feel myself slam shut like a startled oyster.

PrincessHoneysuckle · 06/11/2023 21:34

Fuck me get rid

Zanatdy · 06/11/2023 21:34

Yes it would massively put me off. I can’t believe someone would do that, that’s disgusting

Panastasia · 06/11/2023 21:34

Completely revolting. I couldn’t get over this OP.

thistimelastweek · 06/11/2023 21:35

Plain wrong

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee · 06/11/2023 21:35

I honestly thought this was going to be about him hoovering up your leftovers, but oh my god, thats really gross!

BodegaSushi · 06/11/2023 21:35

Not a chance this happened unless you picked up a homeless man off the street?

Monetm · 06/11/2023 21:35

Is there any relevant context, before you rush to dump him? Did he grow up in poverty or with money really tight?

DaftyInTheMiddle · 06/11/2023 21:35

How did you even eat with him after he did that? I would have turned on my heel and noped right out of there.

crankit · 06/11/2023 21:36

I used to work in a pub and one lad who worked there would eat the leftovers from the plates brought back into the kitchen, proper tramp

HoppingPavlova · 06/11/2023 21:36

Disgusting, get rid.

WhateverMate · 06/11/2023 21:36

Nah 🤣🤣🤣🤣

BodegaSushi · 06/11/2023 21:36

Has this never happened before in the months you've been dating?

Runki · 06/11/2023 21:36

Oh my, thank you so much, you lovely people! I have been worrying that I've been reading too much into it! But I haven't been able to get it out of my head! It is tight fisted! And as for claiming myself shut like an oyster, that is exactly what I did. Ha ha ha ha.

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TeeBee · 06/11/2023 21:36

Oh that's vile.

StarkRealism · 06/11/2023 21:36

Rank. 🤢

sadeyedladyofthelowlandsea · 06/11/2023 21:37

Oh heaving jesus, that's grim. Not just the hygiene aspect, but the tightfistedness of it.
There is a world of difference between taking your own doggy bag home and snaffling leftover food from a random plate.

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