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Sep 10, 2009 07:32 AM

Luncheon Signs - Need Help! (moved from General Topics)

I organize a luncheon once a month and people eye's are bigger than their appetites. Need help creating a polite sign at my sandwich area that implies "Don't be a pig - take a reasonable serving". Can anyone give me some suggestions that would work? Thanks.

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  1. not exactly on point, but a remember a place in portland that called itself an "all you care to eat" restaurant. maybe thats a jumping off point for your thinking

    1. Possibly a cartoon may be better. There are a few here. I like the one that says "I'd like to help but I've got too much on my plate at the moment."

      1. Maybe instead of or in addition to a sign, you could use smaller plates and encourage people to return if they want a second pass.

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        1. re: LisaPA

          Along those lines... perhaps put half out at first then put out the remainder when the latecomers arrive?

          I used to volunteer and put out cookies or some other baked goods for after our shift. There were volunteers working in three areas, two of which got finished ahead of my area. If I put out all of what I brought there'd often only be a handful of cookies left for my group - so not near enough to go around... something Mom always said was bad manners. I started putting out half for the others and holding half til we were done our work. Problem solved.

        2. I'm pretty sure I posted this yesterday - if it was removed, I can't imagine why. So here it is again:

          I've seen signs that read "Please take all you want, but eat all you take."

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          1. re: small h

            I saw that...and I saw this thread yesterday but this thread is dated the 10th. Something tells me the whole thread was taken down. Last I looked it seemed fairly tame, there were maybe 2-3 comments so I dunno what the reasoning was.

            1. re: maplesugar

              Weird. It's not a topic likely to generate heated debate.

          2. I see this is your first post - Welcome to Chowhound choa!