What would you think of a woman that brought containers to a pot luck meal and proceeded to fill them to take home?
This is even after she ate at a meal there. When confronted, she said she was taking the food "for a hungry woman" which could mean herself. It just seems greedy to me to take extra food that people brought at therir own expense.
- marys.mommaLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
It's considered okay to take home the food that you brought.
If the hostess suggests that guests take some of the leftover food home, it would be okay to take one or two meals worth. Any more than that, particularly if they were high-value items such as roast beef or expensive desserts, would be greedy.
- deniseLv 77 months ago
Its a bit insensitive to do this, I agree, but if she was genuinely 'taking' the food for 'someone', I think she should have waited until the 'pot luck' gathering was over, then ask if she could take some 'leftovers' for a person in need.
- FireplaceLv 67 months ago
I'd think she was hungry and poor like I am.
- PearlLv 78 months ago
it sounds rude to me too
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- EdnaLv 78 months ago
At EVERY pot luck meal or big family meal (Thanksgiving; Christmas) I've ever been at, people bring food in containers. At the end of the evening, they fill the containers with left-overs and take them home with them. The hostess encourages them to do so. The hostess doesn't want to have to be faced with a lot of left-over food and how to dispose of it. She wants to give it away, if she can.
- LitaLv 68 months ago
It's rude, tacky and uncalled for in every way.
- 8 months ago
She is very thrifty
- Anonymous8 months ago
Unless told otherwise, I think it would be inappropriate and tacky. I can tell you this person won't be invited to my house again.
- MercuriLv 78 months ago
Well, was the food going to go to waste otherwise? Most potlucks I've been to have tons of leftovers and everyone is always trying to give away as much as they can to everyone else.
If she was packing it up before everyone had even eaten or hadn't even bothered to bring a dish then I'd be sure never to invite them again.
- scott bLv 78 months ago
No. It's not right. But why are you agonizing over what someone else did?