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October 25th, 2009


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03:01 pm - came into the e.r. drinking gin from a jam jar
My roommate just offered me food.

And like, he's a good guy and I bet his food is good, but I don't want to share his food. I have a thing sometimes about not sharing food.

What is the most respectful way I could have rejected my roommate's food?
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From:pakaboori
Date:October 25th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
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"No thanks."

"I'm good."

Unless there's some broader implication I'm missing...
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From:brendan62442
Date:October 26th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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Don't those ones sound like I'm rejecting him?
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From:pakaboori
Date:October 26th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
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Well, you are rejecting his food. It's hard to say no without saying no.
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From:brendan62442
Date:October 26th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
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This makes sense to me.
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From:brendan62442
Date:October 26th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
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Are there ways to make it clear I still like him?

(You left one comment so now I am holding you advice-hostage.)
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From:pakaboori
Date:October 26th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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I would think that your roommate would just take the simple no at face value, but I can see that it is possible that he'll read dislike into it. But I think that's unlikely!

If you're more worried about establishing a permanent understanding about, you know, not sharing food, you could say something like, "I'd prefer it if we did our own groceries / each looked after our own food (or feeding ourselves) -- it's nothing personal, it'd just work better for me...."
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From:brendan62442
Date:October 28th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)

thank you

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I think I needed to hear that.
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From:pakaboori
Date:October 28th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)

Re: thank you

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The war against awkwardness is so dreadfully persistent. Glad I could help.

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