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Old 07-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Who gets "the last piece" at your house?

there's one last piece of that butter crumb apple pie left in the pie tin. who usually gets to eat it? how about the single serving of baked ziti, the last ice cream in the carton, who gets the biggest pork chop, the last pizza slice? fried chicken, last doughnut? in your house, who is the lucky "finisher"? and is it usually (or always) the same person? is it you?


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Old 07-30-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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the dog.

he's happy.

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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I try to make sure my husband gets the biggest piece, the best looking piece, and the last piece. If it is something that my husband doesn't like quite as much as me, I will take more, but I make sure he has plenty. Mashed potatoes, for instance. Sometimes a little more will find its way onto my plate.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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I always make way too much, and we have a huge double door, reach in commercial refrigerator which holds tons of leftovers, so the last piece usually goes in the garbage about a week later.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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My dad's family had a saying, that you should "leave some for manners." The joke was that "manners" never showed up, so it all got eaten.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Let's see, I live alone and I'm single...
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:41 PM   #7
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I usually get it all, too. Sometimes I will save some for my dogs though. Like today, I saved each dog the crust from the last three pieces of that Lil Caesar's pizza I shouldn't have eaten.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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I usually offer it to whoever is home then take it if no one calls dibs.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #9
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The only time it has ever been an issue for me is when I am grilling. I always form a bond with one steak, pork chop, etc. and if someone snatches it before I do I am heart broken. Stupid but, true.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:17 PM   #10
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In our house it depends on who likes "it" the most. Bugs will get the last beef rib, Ken will get the last piece of nearly every dessert. Madeleine will mug you for smoked salmon and me...well, lets say that I get the first, middle and LAST cup of coffee, and glass of wine!

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