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Thought this was supposed to be non food posts? [Moved from Not About Food]

BIGGUNDOCTOR Dec 28, 2012 05:22 PM

Hmmmm, title of forum is Not About Food, yet most of the posts are.

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    virtualguthrie RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Dec 28, 2012 07:29 PM

    It's sort've a catch-all for topics that don't necessarily fit into the other categories. Of course this is a food board so the topics are usually related to food somehow but many of the topics here are about other aspects of the culinary world related to food.
    And of course this is the board where you'll find all the fun arguments about tipping, kids in restaurants, whether or not the salmon that was left out for 45 minutes should be tossed (seriously), or if eating a grape in the supermarket constitutes stealing and all the other great topics that people love to have circular arguments about until the mods lock the topic. It's great fun really.

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      Harters RE: virtualguthrie Dec 29, 2012 08:14 AM

      I agree about it being great fun. I love reading the tipping threads - it seems to be an American fixation (you'd rarely see the subject even being raised on European based boards - other than folk establishing if a particular country does tipping or not)

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        virtualguthrie RE: Harters Dec 29, 2012 04:25 PM

        It is kind've an American fixation. Mostly because it's a really silly, unfair system. It makes no sense. Restaurants should just pay fair wages and charge accordingly.

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          sunshine842 RE: virtualguthrie Dec 30, 2012 01:25 AM

          different countries have different tipping cultures, even if the US never shows up on the radar.

    2. gaffk RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Dec 28, 2012 07:38 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/360953

      1. chowser RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Dec 30, 2012 10:11 AM

        It's more like, "Not directly about the food." It's not just about random chat.

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