Time Limits for fixing your plate?

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  1. Pawcatch@aol.co

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    Do you set and enforce time limits on dinner guests fixing their plates? I'm not afraid to tell a friend or family member to move it along if there's a line , especially during the holidays.
    I worked on an assembly line for a few years, so I like to set food out like that during get togethers.

    How do you handle dinner guests?
     
  2. Sid Lee

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    I treat them as guests and not buffet line customers...
     
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  3. jpa

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    Aren't there bigger things to worry about at holiday meals than how fast someone can load their plate? Relax, enjoy yourself and the company of your family and friends. If it's that big a deal, have the meal catered and served by waitstaff or do it family style where the serving dishes are passed. Then they have to either sit there holding the plate or pass it along.
     
  4. ray9898

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    Strange....just freaking strange.:crazy:
     
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    I let people do whatever they want - I'm there to host, not play Line Nazi.
     
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    I bring the ole stop watch out of the drawer for such occasions.

    Everyone eating at my house knows you've got 30 seconds from the time you pick up your plate till when your ass hits the chair.

    Last thanksgiving Grandma was 31.9, she was escorted out the front door so fast her head was spinning.

    Felt a little bad about the whole thing so I had Grandpa take her a plate, that only took him 26.3 seconds to prepare, when he went home.
     
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    One trick I use is to keep a bell at each station. It's a discrete way to let everyone know it's time to move along.

    Old folks seem to go the slowest. My suggestion is to have them go last
     
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    The AMP ladies may not understand our customs. They may also be confused by the Oleo.
     
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    If it takes to long too get food at my get togethers then I have a stern talking to with the "help". Too many times and I let them go.
     
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    You start the oddest threads.
     
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    Okay terrific.
     
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    Yep, I clicked to see just how crazy this was. Pretty crazy.

    Maybe he can follow up with, "when you enforce the dinner rules in your house, what room do you lock the prisoners in?"
     
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    ....and maybe 'how many blades should be on your person during any holiday meal in the event your dinner guests revolt'?
     
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    Gotta be fast like me, I head to the table before they call ready and have a plate in my hand before the slow ones even get out of there chair, after that It doesn't matter what happens behind me as I'm on the couch eating.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty rude in my book whether at home or church social or whatever. You have people just about starving because they have been smelling the food for an hour or more. Then you have people who've got to be in the front 20% to 30% of the line because they want a crack at the good stuff. Then they stand right there at the food and chat and laugh away while everybody else is dying to eat. Pretty rude, very inconsiderate. If anything, what the OP is doing is being VERY considerate to all the people waiting and giving a slap to the back of the head to those being VERY inconsiderate.

    Another one is when you go to someones house for potluck or some variation of it. They say dinner will start at, oh, say 11. So you arrive around 10:30 to have your stuff in place as almost everyone else does. It's going on 11:30 and still no dinner bell a-clangin'. So you politely inquire as to what's up and you get "Well, so and so isn't here yet so we're going to wait a few more minutes." It's rude as hell. When it's at my house, I delay about 5 to 7 minutes for stragglers then it's "Tie on the feed bag folks!" I've even had people say "Well... aren't we going to wait for so and so?" I say "Nope".
     
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  18. Dennis in MA

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    Depends if they are cleaning their own turtles or not.


    Guests? Nah brah. Friends and family? YAH BRAH!!!! Boyfriends count as family, ergo they get the most ribbing. As do daughters that jump in line first when "company" is over.
     
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    I had to check and see if it was April 1st
     
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    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    If this is a major problem at your house, you're doing something wrong. Can't way what, but something. :rofl: