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Is Anything in the Refrigerator Fair Game?

This morning DH expected praise (or at least thanks) for not eating a small piece of caramel cheese cake I had left from my birthday dinner at a nice restaurant.  It was a fancy dinner, attended by both DH and me.  I had a substantial leftover container, into which the server had put one tiny slice of cheesecake, since it was my birthday and I had specifically requested that the restaurant not do any "whoop-de-doo" about it during the meal.  The cheesecake languished in the refrigerator for a couple of days until I ate it, not in DH's presence, but with my morning coffee today.  When he finished his breakfast later, he asked what I had eaten and I told him.  Then, perhaps in jest, he asked for thanks for not eating it.  Then ensued a legal argument about who had the right to eat it after it had lived in the fridge for a couple of days.  The discussion became hilarious when it dissolved into community property ownership of the refrigerator, etc.  The question finally was, "do you thank someone for NOT doing something that would have been, not illegal but certainly unethical, in the first place?" 

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Comment by AidaCJ/NH on March 1, 2014 at 11:10am

Belated happy birthday.

Hmmm, the way I resolve issues like this is to offer DH if he wants it, - this, of course, after I have taken my half of it.  If he says 'no thanks', then it all becomes mine, if he says 'yes' I already had my half.  Truth is, DH doesn't even know what's in the fridge, and if I really don't want to share anything, I put it in the veggie bin, so unless I offer him something, he wouldn't even bother looking for it except for a piece of steak, but then he'd ask me first if we still have some leftovers.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 1, 2014 at 10:17am

Well, yes, it would have been different had DH actually eaten the two-day-old cheesecake slice himself.  I was just so astounded by his position that I should be GRATEFUL that he didn't, that I had to share it with you all.  Even in his hungriest teenage years, DS would ask me before he raided something from the refrigerator (just in case it was dinner!)  Actually, I think DH was just "pulling my chain", a dangerous thing to do early in the morning! LOL

Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 1, 2014 at 9:39am

LOL - thankfully he did NOT eat it or we would be reading a whole different tale.  As for me and my house... do NOT touch my chocolate! LOL

Comment by Irene Gallway on March 1, 2014 at 9:33am

Hellllllllllll NO.  He who eats the fastest gets the mostest and he who hesitates is lost.  Burp burp!!!!

Comment by Donna Sykes on March 1, 2014 at 9:24am

It was yours to enjoy whenever you were ready. I am sure it was great with that mornining coffee.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 1, 2014 at 8:13am

Of course I did!  It was, after all, MY TINY CHEESECAKE!  I was offended that he would think he even had a claim to it!

Comment by Billie Blakeney on March 1, 2014 at 4:57am

And you savored every bite without remorse? Of course you did! Tell him to use his 'imagination' and besides, 'he who snoozes, looses". Best of birthday wishes to you and your palette!

Comment by Kathy/WA on February 28, 2014 at 8:06pm

Humm seems to me your DH knew it was your cheese cake sense he didn't touch it right away. I'm just guessing but I think he wanted you to notice that he was hands off the cake. 

with the four extra mouths in our house, if you want it, it had better have a name on it or it is gone

and yes I have written on b-day cakes: keep your dang hands off till we get some first!


Comment by Jodi Cramer on February 28, 2014 at 2:49pm

And the fact that I didn't really want the cherry pie was TOTALLY immaterial!! I'm sure you will all agree.

Comment by JB on February 28, 2014 at 2:49pm

Agreed...Men! LOL

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