Last night, again we were invited to dinner out and we went because I had a coupon, but people at the table wanted to "share" and appetizer and dessert. Now I prefer not to because of the a whole "diet" thing, but I don't get why people keep trying to push "sharing" an appetizer with the table.
There were only 5 people and I opted out, DH obviously wanted to participate. But when we go out, he refuses to share an appetizer/dessert, saying it's way to indulgent (way he was raised), so it's likely because he hates to look bad.
But why do people do this? Is it common to keep trying to order appetizers for the table and "share"? If you want an appetizer or dessert, why doesn't the person who orders it pay for it? I feel it should be that way rather than expecting people to chip and pay for something they didn't choose?
Now I'm being really picky I know, but part of is it cost, and part of it is food habits. I acknowledge I have serious food pickiness, but am I so out there to think that people shouldn't share appetizers/desserts?
Is this a common trend? Do people like to order an appetizer for the table? If you are coupled up, why not just share and appetizer and entree between the two? Why does everyone have to participate? And if there is a large group, why order 2-3 appetizers? Aren't meals enough?
It drives me insane because a lot of the times, I also wouldn't pick the appetizer. I don't eat tomatos, certain dairy, no spicy foods, certain fruits etc (food pickiness/allergies). So I hate bringing up except to say I won't be participating (and I don't). But I don't feel like picking an appetizer or dessert because I don't feel like eating it either.
When did going out become so complicated? What happened to seperate bills and choosing your own meal?