October 25th, 2009
|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?
Current Music: The National - Abel
Unless there's some broader implication I'm missing...
Don't those ones sound like I'm rejecting him?
Well, you are rejecting his food. It's hard to say no without saying no.
Are there ways to make it clear I still like him?
(You left one comment so now I am holding you advice-hostage.)
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...."
I think I needed to hear that.
|Date:||October 28th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)|| |
Re: thank you
The war against awkwardness is so dreadfully persistent. Glad I could help.