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
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.