This is a sentiment
felt by some, and mock
ed by many. In my experience, it seems that almost all teenage girls
suffer from an overwhelming sadness
when they see, for example, a lone potato
sitting in the serving bowl
. No matter how full
you are, if you suffer
from this most annoying
es, you cannot leave it there. You will pick the poor blighter
out of its solitude
, put it on your plate
, where it already begins to look much happier, cut
it up, and cram
it into your mouth
. Of course, this problem
does not only apply where potatoes are concerned. Carrot
s, baked beans
- any food
can have the same effect.
I can only speak for myself when I try to define the motivation behind this desire to leave only empty dishes. I feel terribly sad when I see loneliness and solitude. I feel some kind of empathy with a poor, neglected, lonely, cold thing which nobody wants. Adding to this feeling is the fact that the last serving left in the dish is often the least attractive - the runt. It is surely a natural emotion to pity the underdog?
This is why I always walk away from dinner feeling ridiculously full. But still, I'd rather that than let a kindred spirit of mine be thrown into the bin.