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Old 07-24-09, 12:09 PM   #1
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How many women do this?

My wife has a habit that drives me a little crazy. If I have a drink that contains any booze, she drinks a bunch of it. If I'm eating something that tastes good, she eats a fair amount of it.

I'd expect this to happen some of the time, but it's almost constant. So why would I care about an activity that could be interpreted from the outside as sociable? For starters, if I'm drinking a beer I like to have the bottle not disappear the second I set it down or right before I want to pick it up. Also, if I have a beer, I actually like to drink the whole thing -- I'm not into half servings. If I'm cooking dinner, I like to know how much of stuff to make. If I'm led to believe she won't eat any of something, I'd just as soon not be starved afterwards because I had to cut my portions way down.

Since I know this happens, I often say something to the effect of "how about I grab you a beer? you want me to make you a little ....?, etc" and the answer is always no, even if I push the issue. I've brought it up on a number of occasions since I'm happy to get her whatever it is I'm enjoying. This happens at restaurants too.

From what I can tell, the logic is partly that the calories don't count if they start out with me. But that's not the whole story because she insists that I don't load up for two when I'm getting something for myself. What gives?
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Some women are like that. When our family goes out for dinner, my Mom never orders anything, but insists on grabbing other people's food and eating that way. Her Mom (my grandma) does the same thing.
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My wife has a habit that drives me a little crazy. If I have a drink that contains any booze, she drinks a bunch of it.


My lady usually asks me why I'm drinking in the middle of the day. Then she asks me to put my pants on.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:31 PM   #4
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Yep, my wife takes my food sometimes. I usually successfully convert this into getting more of whatever it is. She gets half and I get half... then I order a second (whatever), and it's all mine. Or I convince her to get the same thing she wants me to get and I get half of hers, too.

Helps that I'm a cyclist and can get away with eating all of this.
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Last time someone tried to snatch food off my plate I had to ask for a second fork... the first one got blood all over it.

Ever since then my fries have been safe.
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I've said once before and I'll say it again. I rule my relationship with a woman with an iron fist. If a woman tries to take my food, beer or money, the relationship is off. I don't care is she wonders about me and misses me for the rest of her life. It is her loss. Know understand this, I'm an idiot and I have no idea what I'm talking about. I've had a very long week at work and all I want to do is go home and jump on the bike. Some of my co-workers are claiming that I started speaking in tongues during lunch at the local Chinese joint. So I ordered the Kung Po chicken, does that mean I'm speaking in tongues? Anyway, I have to go see my Psychologist in a little bit due to the fact that I'm a nutjob.

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There was just a thread like this a few weeks ago. Started by coasting maybe??

My wife does it all the time...drives me bonkers! I ordered this plate of nachos because I want a plate of nachos. If you want nachos order a plate. I'm happy to pay for you to have your own plate of nachos.
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My wife does it all the time...



Wait...you're married?


I guess she's a legal US citizen now, so how's that eye and brain transplant coming along?
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There was just a thread like this a few weeks ago. Started by coasting maybe??

My wife does it all the time...drives me bonkers! I ordered this plate of nachos because I want a plate of nachos. If you want nachos order a plate. I'm happy to pay for you to have your own plate of nachos.

very very unlikely. i never start thoughtful discussions, just spontaneous nonsense based on what is on my mind or what i just ate. simple minded.
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There was just a thread like this a few weeks ago. Started by coasting maybe??

My wife does it all the time...drives me bonkers! I ordered this plate of nachos because I want a plate of nachos. If you want nachos order a plate. I'm happy to pay for you to have your own plate of nachos.
No, no, no... let her have some and then order another plate of nachos! Mas nachos por favor!
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I guess she's a legal US citizen now, so how's that eye and brain transplant coming along?
Homey don't play that kind of marriage relationship!

Where were you back in Jan or Feb when the threads about it were flying?
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There was just a thread like this a few weeks ago. Started by coasting maybe??

My wife does it all the time...drives me bonkers! I ordered this plate of nachos because I want a plate of nachos. If you want nachos order a plate. I'm happy to pay for you to have your own plate of nachos.
considering she has to put up with you, she's a saint.
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considering she has to put up with you, she's a saint.
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My mom calls it "helping to share." She'll ask my dad, "Can I help you share this?"

It's a woman thing. I dated a girl for 3 years. I never ate an entire meal myself. It was weird after we broke up. I didn't know how to react to the food on my plate and no one around to eat part of it.
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Where were you back in Jan or Feb when the threads about it were flying?



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My mom calls it "helping to share." She'll ask my dad, "Can I help you share this?"

It's a woman thing. I dated a girl for 3 years. I never ate an entire meal myself. It was weird after we broke up. I didn't know how to react to the food on my plate and no one around to eat part of it.
Not all women do this.

For you men who are complaining, why didn't you just nip it in the bud when it first started to become a habit? Is it really that difficult to do? I would have no problem telling a guy that I prefer to eat/drink my own food, and he can get his own.
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For you men who are complaining, why didn't you just nip it in the bud when it first started to become a habit? Is it really that difficult to do?


If we were flexible enough to nip it in the bud, then we wouldn't need women at all.
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very very unlikely. i never start thoughtful discussions, just spontaneous nonsense based on what is on my mind or what i just ate. simple minded.
I got it mixed up with this thread of yours:
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I can't find the one I was really thinking of, but it was within the last month or so. Vbulletin search has always sucked.
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For you men who are complaining, why didn't you just nip it in the bud when it first started to become a habit? Is it really that difficult to do? I would have no problem telling a guy that I prefer to eat/drink my own food, and he can get his own.
There are plenty of reasons not to nip it in the bud. If something makes someone else happy, why not just let it go if it's only once in awhile? Aside from good karma, setting people straight whenever they annoy you is not a good recipe for staying hitched.

Even if that weren't the case, the rules are different for men and women. For example, my wife can (and does) make fun of me or call me an idiot in front of friends/family/strangers and everyone has a laugh, including me. On the other hand, I wouldn't dare (or even want to) do the same because even the exact same words would not be taken the same way. Generally speaking, women who lay down the law with men are considered independent and men who lay down the law with women are considered jerks. That's just how it is.

I make it obvious that I'd like my own stuff, and it sounds like at least some of the guys here do too. So it's not a matter of the women we're whining about not knowing what's going on.

I'm just puzzled by the dynamics. This practice seems much more common among women than men.
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For you men who are complaining, why didn't you just nip it in the bud when it first started to become a habit? Is it really that difficult to do? I would have no problem telling a guy that I prefer to eat/drink my own food, and he can get his own.


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