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Old 24-04-2014, 03:55 AM   #1
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settle a bet party people, two polls

(i'm not sure if i know how to make a poll, lol noobs)


If you're at a food place, like a mcdonalds, and you have the option of buying one hamburger for yourself or two hamburgers, one for yourself and one for a roommate waiting at home, is buying the second hamburger a favor or a common courtesy? (we are also assuming the friend is repaying for the hamburger so it's not a question of money, and that the events leading up to the actual hamburger purchase are irrelevant; we're talking strictly the act of purchase in that context)

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Old 24-04-2014, 04:24 AM   #2
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

second question, although i can't make another poll in a reply:

If you're at home and a friend/roommate is coming home, and stops at a a fast food place en route, should you expect them to call/text to see if you want anything?

sub-question 1) Is it unreasonable to ask the friend/roommate to do the above in the future, assuming they remember?

sub-question 2) Is this a thing, checking in with roommates/friends while you're out getting food/stuff from a fast food place/corner store, that happens regularly?

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Old 24-04-2014, 04:26 AM   #3
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Old 24-04-2014, 04:30 AM   #4
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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U mad bro?
it depends, can you guess which side i'm on?


short answer though, no, i'm not mad

i've gambled for a living for the better part of the last decade, and when i say "settle a bet" it's not a cutesy colloquialism, there is actually money riding on the outcome of this (and the poll in my other forum... the gambling/poker forum) which is why the phrasing is meticulous

possibly neither of us, me and the friend i'm betting with, were actually involved in this scenario, we're just speculating on what the average person thinks. we've had quite a few of these over the years

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Old 24-04-2014, 04:33 AM   #5
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

I'd say it would be common curtosy to ask your housemate if they want a hamburger if your at home and about to go get a hamburger.

If your already at a burger place and your on your way home and you call your housemate and as if they want a burger, I would say that's being an awesome housemate who is very thoughfull (that is going beyound the duty of a regular housemate in my opionion)

If you buy them a burger without asking and they say that they don't eat burgers as they're vegetarian, I would say you should probababaly get to know your housemate better before buying them burgers.

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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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i've gambled for a living for the better part of the last decade
question in return) what game do you play? if it's online poker how long did it take you before you were making a decent enough winnnings to consider it enough to live off?

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Old 24-04-2014, 05:43 AM   #7
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

Unless they asked, probably not. I'm not made of money! But if they asked and said they'd pay me back, yeah sure I'd do it. I've actually had a roommate for years but luckily the dude was pretty responsible and got his own grub. I think this kind of thing happened maybe once in three years, and it weren't no big deal.

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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

I did vote, but also -

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Old 24-04-2014, 06:59 AM   #9
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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(i'm not sure if i know how to make a poll, lol noobs)


If you're at a food place, like a mcdonalds, and you have the option of buying one hamburger for yourself or two hamburgers, one for yourself and one for a roommate waiting at home, is buying the second hamburger a favor or a common courtesy? (we are also assuming the friend is repaying for the hamburger so it's not a question of money)
A common courtesy is usually the type of behavior that keeps society well-lubricated - like saying thank you, not throwing your food around in a restaurant, not farting at the dinner table, not picking your nose before you shake someone's hand, washing your hands before a meal etc. Thing you should do without having to be asked to do them.

With favors...they're typically something you ask for:"Can you please do me a favor?" with the implication that you are in some sense in their debt, or have an obligation to return the favor should they ask it. I wouldn't buy someone a burger and say "hey - I did you a favor!", because I wouldn't want them to feel that they owe me something in return. The dictionary would probably say you can use the word favor in this context though.

Not really sure what the word would be. An act of kindness, generosity. The label would only be applied when viewing the situtaion like you are now - it'd be a bit uncool to walk in and make a point of your act by labeling it as you doing them a favor, being kind etc. Let them make of your act what they will.
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If you're at home and a friend/roommate is coming home, and stops at a a fast food place en route, should you expect them to call/text to see if you want anything?
If the two of you always sit down and eat a meal together (one that you'd prepared for the two of you) then it'd be a bit silly for them to get a meal without giving you the option and leaving you sitting there with nothing to eat. That aside - I don't see why there should be any such expectation. You're both free agents that happen to share a room & some laughs.
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

MCDONALDS FRIES?


SO DANK

i wouldn't even buy that for jesus, let alone share some

also: are you in love with your roommate? cause like why would you both/or you get so butt hurt about asking for food thats literally air, cause no fast food is technically good or anything. o_o
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Old 24-04-2014, 07:15 AM   #11
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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MCDONALDS FRIES?


SO DANK

i wouldn't even buy that for jesus, let alone share some

also: are you in love with your roommate? cause like why would you both/or you get so butt hurt about asking for food thats literally air, cause no fast food is technically good or anything. o_o

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People simply don't ever actually read threads, even the original first post in a thread. Behaving accordingly under this assumption will make your internet travels far more simpler and streamlined.


p.s. but srsly, this is SRS BIZ for the fact that there are 3 figures of US dollars riding on the outcome, and i'm actually not allowed to say what side i'm on or whether any of the wagering parties were involved or whether were indirectly related or whether it's purely hypothetical

p.p.s. for example, a very similar bet we had a few years ago involved whether it was unseemly to take food home from a barbecue/pot luck/holiday festivity thing for friends and relatives that didn't attend. we both had strong feelings about this but the actual incident involved my friend's brother

p.p.p.s. even though i don't eat at mcdonald's, it is delicious and nutritious and i can debate this until the cows come home

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Old 24-04-2014, 07:17 AM   #12
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

Also, the second question and subquestions are really the meat of this thing. The poll question is more of a tangent. In hindsight I should've rearranged them.

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Old 24-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #13
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

I could be wrong but I don't think I'm capable of common courtesy...
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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Also, the second question and subquestions are really the meat of this thing. The poll question is more of a tangent. In hindsight I should've rearranged them.
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If you're at home and a friend/roommate is coming home, and stops at a a fast food place en route, should you expect them to call/text to see if you want anything?
No.
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sub-question 1) Is it unreasonable to ask the friend/roommate to do the above in the future, assuming they remember?
Yes.
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sub-question 2) Is this a thing, checking in with roommates/friends while you're out getting food/stuff from a fast food place/corner store, that happens regularly?
No. I've stayed with plenty people and never did it or was expected to do it. Usually we went and got food together in such a situation. We were good friends, but we were also independent people doing our own things and never felt the need to behave like we were in a silly relationship where we had to worry about shit like this.
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

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If you're at home and a friend/roommate is coming home, and stops at a a fast food place en route, should you expect them to call/text to see if you want anything?
No
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sub-question 1) Is it unreasonable to ask the friend/roommate to do the above in the future, assuming they remember?
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sub-question 2) Is this a thing, checking in with roommates/friends while you're out getting food/stuff from a fast food place/corner store, that happens regularly?
No, it has never happened.

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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

to me if you dont ask and your roommate picks up food for him and yourself: courtesy.
if you ask, then its a favor.

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Old 24-04-2014, 11:32 AM   #17
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

Hi, Son of Akira. I've just bought myself a pet rhino and got you one too. That's $7000 please, and I won't accept cheque.

McDonald's is shitty anyway, but even if you went to a good burger place I'd say that's a little weird, especially expecting reimbursement. You could simply text or phone them to ask if they want something. Perhaps if you're looking after a child or someone who doesn't know the area it might make sense, but otherwise an adult can feed themselves usually, and it's easy to communicate these things without just buying everyone a burger unnecessarily.

It's not a favour or courtesy. Maybe you could buy them a burger the one time, but you bought it, don't make them pay you for shit you bought the without asking.
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

Surprising as it might seem, here in America we have only the option to buy one hamburger at a time. I don't know I though I was going somewhere with that, I wish I guess.

Anyway...

If you have sex with your mate is it courteous to give you roommate at the time a reach-around or another stimulative action?

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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

If you're an employed stoner and housemate is a buddy and also a stoner then this is just common courtesy.
However, the way they react to your kindness should inform future burger purchases for the individual.
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Re: settle a bet party people, two polls

I don't feel very emotionally invested in you winning this bet. Try harder.

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