Monday, December 08, 2008

I'm Taking a Survey:



Cutting off a piece of a donut and leaving the rest in the box*:

Acceptable or Unacceptable?




*The box is in the kitchen at work for everyone, not at home.

18 comments:

Prince Gomolvilas said...

That is totally an acceptable practice, as long as one's grubby little fingers don't touch any part of the piece that's left in the box. You touch, you eat.

morsel music said...

Acceptable... if fingers are NOT used to hold the piece one leaves behind while cutting. Eat the piece you are holding.

Workhorse said...

well dude it depends, I guess I would say acceptable, but it depends on who eat the torn donut or how they did it. cause if some dude with like diseased gums slobbered all over a bear claw and just put the remains back I'd be grossed out.

david gemmill said...

Lame. What if it wasn't clear that it was cut with a knife and that someone just tore it off? Kind of not cool.

Pretty soon people will be taking the sprinkles from the sprinkled donuts to adorn their half sliced maple bars.

>:(

jack raffin said...

more like annoying. but yeah, since at work, i'd say unacceptable. haha, like, what's the deal?

jack raffin said...

hahaha. also: i just read that "horrid little man" post. haha. man, that makes me laugh

Adam T said...

There are shades of gray here.

If the donut has any kind of filling then it is unacceptable.

If the cut is not so clean that a newcomer to the box can't tell if the donut has been cut or bitten then it is unacceptable.

Otherwise I think it's okay.

Professor Batty said...

Neatly cut with a knife and no fingerprints, OK.

Torn by hand, No.

Anonymous said...

It's acceptable in the office, but not at my house. I've seen this done in offices (especially with women) for a long time. But unless I see the person who cut the donut, I never eat the half left behind.
BWS

Andy G. said...

Unacceptable! How could someone resist eating the other half of the donut? They couldn't. Period. Unless they weren't entirely human...

I submit that we have some sort of soulless monster in the office, feeding off of half-pastries and co-workers' misery.

chrisallison said...

unacceptable! finish what you &$#@n start.

it's like the infamous muffin top decapatator. you just touched this piece of food, and then you put it back, infecting it and everything else in the box with your slimy germs. i always get sick from people at work.

do you think anybody picks up the other half? no, there's always halves left at the end of the day. and a whole frilly french pink one, moldy orange one, and dry, sandy chocolate one with peanuts. everyday. why support the proliferation of these confectionary abominations by continually purchasing them?

and if you think you're being healthy by only eating half, you're under a terrible disillusion. it's a donut, fried in gunk that heart surgeons scrape out of fat people's arteries.

we should put up wanted signs all around. WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE! The MUFFIN TOP MANGLER. Considered hungry and contagious. THE DONUT AMPUTATOR. Reward: Communial health.

not that i have strong opinions on this subject...

Kenny P. said...

So far the voting seems pretty evenly split, but with a lot of conditions required in order to make it an acceptable practice.

Because it's usually unclear to subsequent visitors to the kitchen whether the remaining piece was touched or not (unless obviously torn apart) one would have to assume that it may have been touched (better safe than sorry, right?) So, unless the donut-cutter leaves a note describing his process, the remaining half-donut will probably go uneaten--leading to unnecessary waste.

Maybe I should have asked you to vote on whether or not you would eat the hemi-donut without knowing for sure whether it had been groped by one of your savage coworkers...

Holley T said...

as long as it is very clearly a clean knife slice and not a teeth-ravaged mess, I'm okay with it...

chrisallison said...

Just because I'd eat it doesn't make it acceptable, Kenny.

becky said...

Yeah, if the use a knife it's fine, I guesssss. I'm kind of divided on the subject. It's kind of nice when you're on a diet and want some donuty goodness and, as a result, want to eat some but not a whole one. But sometimes I'm very, very, verrrrrrry dismayed by the donut fragments.

Christy said...

Acceptable. I ain't got no scruples when it comes to donuts. Heckfire, I would pull a half-eaten donut outta the trash and polish it off if it looked good. Maybe that's a side effect of being raised by dirty hippies. I might draw the line if there's, like, a donut with those sprinkles on it and someone takes that donut, licks the sprinkles off, then puts the donut back in the box. I might think twice about eating that donut. Also, if someone takes a donut, eats it, regurgitates it, puts it back in the box, probably I wouldn't eat that donut. So I guess I do have scruples after all.

J.R. Spumkin said...

Whether or not it's acceptable depends on the number of shitwads at the office.

If the shitwad population is less than 3, it's unacceptable.

Unless, of course, like Dark Helmet, you're surrounded by assholes.

kris.w said...

i know this post is way old, but i say UNACCEPTABLE... especially to think they may have held the other half with their grimey mitts to cut it.

they're probably the ones who double-dip at parties too!