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Where do you eat dinner?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Snookums, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. thegreysquirrel


    Joined: Dec 1, 2017

    Posts: 263

    Almost exclusively off the small table of our nesting tables infront of the TV.

    The ONLY exception is at Christmas when we eat at the dining table.
  2. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 13,371

    Location: London

    Jeez I feel guilty for having the TV on when we're eating at the kitchen table. I got nothin' on most of you slobs :p

    We always eat dinner at the table (2 of us), although if my other half is out I'll usually eat on the sofa in front of the TV.
  3. Haze


    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,116

    Sat on sofa, with dinner tray 9 out of 10 times
  4. bayo000


    Joined: Jan 28, 2008

    Posts: 4,215

    Location: Manchester

    Depends on time and what we're having. If we get home at normal time then we eat at the dining table. If we get home late(ish) and make something that doesn't require knife and fork then on the sofa.
  5. Howard


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 15,843

    Location: South East

    We always sit at the table in the dining room. It's better in terms of cleanliness, and more comfortable. I hate having to hunch over to eat while sitting on a sofa.
  6. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 32,392

    Nobody is allowed anything but small snacks and drinks in the living room. However my sofas were quite pricey (M&S) and are still in immaculate condition. I'm not having some clumsy person ruin them by dropping crap all over them. I will dictate that to some people who I know are careless when it comes to such things too. Even the other half needs reminding constantly that she shouldn't be filling up a kids drink right to the top, etc.

    My meals at home are eaten 95% of the time at the dining table. Sometimes outside when having a BBQ or it's a nice day and we have an outdoor table and chairs, etc. Or in rare cases in the office / games rooms where there are 2 large desks and chairs.
  7. Mr Badger


    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,802

    Does no one care about maintaining appearances? Personally I couldn't imagine telling the staff to serve me anywhere else but at the table.
  8. dl8860


    Joined: Jul 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,861

    Location: Surrey

    Probably 5 nights a week wife and I will eat on the sofa and 2 nights at the table. we really should reverse that, there's literally no excuse for not eating at the table (unless you don't have one). The main reason - to make myself feel better - is we both have quite long commutes so by the time supper is cooked you just feel like flopping on the sofa and watching TV.
  9. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,131

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Usually at my desk unless out on site then it may be in the van if the place I've got food from doesn't have seating.

    At home it's either in front of the TV on a tray or at my PC desk.
  10. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,387

    They will also serve you at their Drive-Thru window, you know...!
  11. R.P.L


    Joined: Mar 20, 2012

    Posts: 843

    Location: Locked Down

    Aside from the fact that it exposes you as a dirty philistine, I really can't see the appeal of eating on a sofa. It's just not comfortable, and any spillage will end up on you.
  12. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,387

    Get a more comfortable sofa and stop eating like a pig.
    Otters eat off their laps without benefit of napkins, so surely you can, too? :p
  13. morbid42


    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 296

    Location: Sherwood Forest

    Why has nobody said your ma's house?
  14. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,293

    Location: Bees.

    Bed? BED! A gorgeous young buck like you, your bed an extension of your towering manliness, eats in said bed? This will not do, it simply can't be true.
  15. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 23,331

    off a plate.
  16. Spook187


    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 8,121

    Location: Cumbria

    Usually in the van :(
  17. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,740

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    It's comfy and has telly :D
  18. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,293

    Location: Bees.

    You have a telly in your bedroom?

    Dude! Dude :(
  19. Malevolence


    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 13,805

    Location: Miercna rīce

    I used to love it when I had my Mk.I Escort van, had a TV and PS2 set-up in the back with some comfy cushions to relax on.
  20. agnes


    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,672

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    This, or on the sofa with the wife if we're watching something.

    We don't have a table or anything in our apartment sadly. Else we would eat at the table like we did in our previous place.