Are you not gonna eat that?

The question comes up when you’ve been watching the other person eat slower than you for a while.

You check your stomach levels and the possible waste in this whole endeavour.

Then comes the temperature gauging. Will it hold for me? Is our relationship warm enough for this question?

You are ready to ask but you can’t until they are finished.

Yet, once they are done, you can’t just interrupt an important point they are making. Awkward silence isn’t any better to drop the question (there will be full attention on you, scrooge).

There’s no easy way around all this, but a few principles help.

Know who you are eating with and what you are eating.

Oh, and when you are eating, eat.

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