My girlfriend double dips when we are eating our appetizers. Should I say something?
Yes! Yes! Yes! You should say a lot of things, not just “some” thing. Especially, if she is DOUBLE DIPPING in front of company. DOUBLE DIPPING is as tacky as the person who raises the serving utensil to his nose and sniffs the food in the buffet line. Besides, who hasn’t seen the DOUBLE DIPPING episode of Seinfeld? That is classic etiquette 101. Most finger foods, better known as hors d'oeuvres or appetizers, are meant to be consumed in one bite. Thus the term bite size pieces. To re-introduce a piece of fruit, vegetable or chip into the dip opens the flood gates for exchanging germs and bacteria. Try this. Pretend you are checking out some of the old clips from the Seinfeld show. Keep watching the one on DOUBLE DIPPING. See if she gets the hint. If not, you have an even bigger decision to make. Good luck!
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