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You are in a restaurant with some people and your food comes first, do you wait until their food arrives as well before you eat? 

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792 deviants said I wait for a certain amount of time, if their food still doesnt come I will dig in.
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595 deviants said Yes it is only polite to wait till everyone has food before eating
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343 deviants said Nope I dig in, otherwise the food will get cold
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53 deviants said Others

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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
DIG IN i'm hungry :I and the food will get collddd
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Mimuffet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I wait till one other person's food comes, then eat. If they eat too, I'm not alone. If not, they can watch me eat and know that they too could be eating RIGHT NOW...
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LunarMew Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I eat it first, usually. And I offer from my plate if the rest of the meal takes long.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on what it is. If you got an appetizer (like a soup or salad) and they didn't, then that's fine if you eat first, but if you all just ordered main courses, then you should wait until their food comes--unless you feel like sharing.
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RichardSodan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll wait... cause if i finish it first i will be jealous for they still have food and i haven't.
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Rutana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Writer
I wait a while, because I prefer to eat in company and it's more respectful, but when they take too long and it starts to get cold, I'll start eating and the waiter has to bear a lot of complaints :O
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wolf-in-a-dress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfffttt... No, I'm HUNGRY.
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Peter-T-D-Walker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Correct dinner etiquette states that one must wait for everyone to be served before eating your own meal.
That said, if they tell me to begin then I will.
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LifeIsZealous Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wait, but usually people tell me to start eating, and then I do. If nobody says for me to stop waiting, then I continue to wait.
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jeff-aka-stray Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I've never been in a situation where it mattered. When I'm at a restaurant I'm either with close friends and family, and nobody really cares. Everyone just eats when they get their food.

If it was a more formal thing or a date I'd probably wait though.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Varies upon situiation. If its familly, its kind of requirement to say grace before your meal, but after we say our own grace, we are allowed to eat.

If its friends, sometimes we have to wait, but grace is still required.
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I always wait to me it's rude to eat when they haven't gotten their food yet
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lalami02 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wait.. I'd feel sorry for the person watching me eat and won't enjoy the food ;_;
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LDMythos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The proper etiquette is waiting.
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Evanatt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I normally eat right away most of the time. And people mostly also eat before me if it was the other way around. Waiting til everyone have put something in theirs plate is not a thing in this country. And this is some of the reasons why other countries probably think we're rude here. We're just really relaxed about this things.

maybe I'll wait a short time if I'm with strangers and it's seem really fancy or something?, (like xmax dinnah at work or something?, since then I almost wait for a speech anyway XD)
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venuslove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Opera says if two or more people have their food it is okay to start!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Opera or Oprah
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:iconvenuslove:
venuslove Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
oprah, oops!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol *pat pat*
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venuslove Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013

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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I dont even know what eternal darkness 1 is............
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venuslove Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013

:omfg:

 

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bwahhahahaaa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your food didnt arrive?then I guess me eating this spicy farooj shawerma that's F****ng over priced doesnt make you more hungry -\../-
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Adrian-Drott Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In a resturant, yes I would wait a good while before I would start eating. Places like burger king or McDonalds. No, I would just dig in.
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Stalkernin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually dig in before the plate has hit the table... so nope xD
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Shioiri Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
A a person who works in a restaurant and serves food myself, I understand what the cooks are going through. They try to time meals to get things from the same tables out at the same times, but sometimes shit happens and that won't work! Though with bigger tables, we prefer that people order in the order that they get to the table. So if 3 people get there first, then 6 more are joining them in 5 minutes, and another 2 are joining 5 minutes after that, we will take the orders of the first 3 so we can get their food out first. It's easier on the cooks and servers to have stuff in chunks in a small restaurant. So food may just come at different times because it's easier for the staff lol, we are really not trying to make you feel awkward!

Lots of people send their food back because they are "too cold," So if someone gets their food before me when we are eating out together, I will not mind if they eat first. Generally, if I have fries or something share-able, I will share a little bit until their food comes if they are getting something that will take a long time. Otherwise, I will wait a little bit before starting mine. If I am not the only person at the table with food, then I will most likely eat. Though if I am the only one, I will try to wait for others. If others take too long to get theirs, I will dig in first, since everyone should have drinks by the time my food gets there, they can sip on their drinks haha
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laurenhiya21 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't wait ha. Mostly because my mom always insists that we start eating if we have our food.
My friends don't wait either, so they don't mind if I don't as well XD
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elixer-dream Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might just eat bits of food while they wait, but usually i'll just eat anyways.
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clauds-d Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I wait. But if they insist I will eat. But only if someone else gets their food so it doesn't look like I was the only one who ordered food :p
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vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
I think officially it's considered polite to eat when 2/3 of the table has been served. I figured that's good enough to go with.
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Shadow0Kat0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i would pick at it a little C;
offer some too.
depending on who it is XD
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LazyHermitThing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I'll wait, but not if I ordered pasta. I love pasta. :P
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Hactivist13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Hell no.
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FauxFox13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I usually just dig in, but if their food hasn't come yet I'd offer some of mine lol
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd wait. Not for the sake of being polite but rather because I'd feel pretty uncomfortable if I finished before the others.
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HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w8
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Coffee-Fae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Photographer
I nibble on it a bit and Offer to share. if i'm with family i just dig in because we each either get the same thing or something entirely different
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S-Y-E Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I offer to share whatever food comes to me. If not I'll wait, it's usually too hot to really dig in anyway ;D
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fishburger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd wait. Not for the sake of being polite but rather because I'd feel pretty uncomfortable if I finished before the others. I'd start conversations and they'd spit all over the place with their half-digested pasta and whatnot.
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Pikachuvz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I won't really eat my food, I might pick off a few things though. If I ordered a cheeseburger with fries I might eat a few fries and share some.
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NatanThe6th Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Where I live they bring all the food together to your table so that nobody has to wait (waiting = cold food = complaint = negative for restaurant). But when I went to a Chinese restaurant in Paris they bring your food emmediately. They don't keep it warm for you untill the food of your friends are ready. 15 minutes later when I was almost done eating my friends got their food... I think it's more polite to wait untill everyone can eat together.
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't really eat at fancy restaurants because that tends to happen. Sure the food might be good but probably not worth the wait.
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MrsVolv Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Of course not! D: It will get cold.
I also don't let others wait if they get it first.
It makes no sense to eat cold food and pay for it D:
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furawachi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My momma taught me and my big bro to always wait till everyone got their food at the table ;v; because it's good manners and all. You would feel left out if everyone got to eat their food before you and well, it's rude of whoever eats their food first orz but yes, appetizers and drinks are okay to enjoy first lol/////
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Kerui8D Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
depends the food i have. If i take a good steak with hot french fries NO i don't wait. I hate having hot dishes and eat them when there are cold....

But if its a salad, I can wait.
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NoaQep Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I eat it. Whoever has a problem with me can suck it. :U /very selfish when it comes to food
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erderti Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
NAH MAN, YOU CRAZY?????
ITS FOOD
IN A RESTAURANT
YOU PAID FOR IT
and then you DONT eat it????
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TwitMicky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
If it's just a meal with friends, no one waits for anyone else, so I'd tuck in. If it's a formal meal though, I'd wait out of courtesy.
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ApplejackMan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If it's my family, I don't really care XD but if with people,friends, and stuff, I would wait.
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Paper-Plate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This only really applies to places that serve food in a batch. I dine at a few that are more casual and your food arrives whenever and you just eat it. Sometimes your starters will arrive at the same time as your main meal too! which is pointless calling them starters, they should be sides


Though if you are at a place that brings it at the same time. It's rude to eat before them, also makes you look pretty greedy.
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