Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Last Biscuit

Here's a little piece on my BBC America page that might have a few Brits laughing (at themselves).


Gigi said...

This made me laugh...because I'm American and I was raised the exact same way...and have taught my son the same. Maybe I'm more British than I was led to believe!

Paul said...

I actually feel liberated, maybe I'm just a selfish b*gger in this respect! I also employed my knife and fork the American way, long before I even considered crossing the Atlantic! ;-)

Tattie Weasle said...

Oh God Yes! I remember once asking my Dad if he was sure about not wanting the last bread roll - he changed his mind and ate it. I have never been that polite since, one ask and then it's mine!

MsCaroline said...

I have no idea where this comes from, but I was brought up to always ask, and my husband does the same. Here in Korea, it is considered quite rude to take the last one of anything (even if no one else seems to want it) so if you're out with a group at a restaurant eating a traditional dish (most of them are served in the middle of the table with people picking out what they want with their chopsticks or spoons,) the last bits of every dish are often left over.

Michael Harling said...

I love this particularly British neurosis--it means I always get the last cookie, I mean, biscuit.

Metropolitan Mum said...

Ha! We continentals do it too! I am currently drilling it into the 3-yo :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

LOL - Glad we can laugh at ourselves - a true test of humour!!

Reminds me of when I used to smoke and if someone offered me a ciggi and there was less than 5 cigarettes in the pack I used to say,
"Is that all you've got?"

to which he replied,
"Well how many do you want?"


I will be a frequent visitor - love your blog.
Eddie x

Maggie May said...

Well that did cause a little chuckle. I do think we are good at laughing at ourselves.
maggie x

Nuts in May

Mrs Baum said...

One of my friends asks if anyone wants the last biscuit, then grabs it and licks it quickly. One day I'm going to say yes and take it though!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

We always ask each other.... and would you believe I can buy Choco Digestives in Wally World here now!!

And yes I actually blogged!!

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