I think a few people need to know about this cause
they might not realize what they are doing.
Some of them will not be reading this email. I had
But positive comments on this write-up. One person
should be printed out and posted on the wall at our
for those folks. I added a #9 to the list, after
reported it to me.
1. Please do not talk while other people are making
announcements or doing the lecture. It's a bad habit,
that people do not realize it is sort of very rude.
The room echoes loudly and I hear MORE OF YOU than I
2. Turn off your cell phone. geeze. Someone had
their cell phone ringing not once but 3 times. on and
on..and they don't even pick up or turn off the phone.
It seems every lecture I go to there's always one
cell phone rings at the event.
3. When using your cell phone, please take it
4. Please bring things people will eat and like to
eat. For quite a while, someone will bring nuts, gogi
berries, coconut fat etc.. They are snacks. It is
something people DO NOT EAT for a meal.
(you might eat it but not other people) (Only 4 nuts
Please bring FOOD other people will enjoy. You want
to contribute to the potluck and share your goodies
and be proud of it.
Unfortunately, you get to bring BACK 95% of your
goodies home. It is also not fair for those who try
their best to share what others will definitely eat.
You might not plan it but you are basically almost
getting a free meal every time.
5. Please do not put your fingers into the communal
food. Please use a serving utensil. I still see one
person that likes to nibble with his/her fingers.
It's a bad habit this person hasn't stop. It's also
NOT clean/hygenic to do this to other people's food.
6. No double dipping. Please do not dip your used
chips, crackers, carrots back into the communal food.
(we don't have this problem usually at the LIvings
foods potluck, but I see it in other potlucks...)
7. Please stay after the event and HELP clean. It's
not fair for ONE person; usually the organizer to
clean up the
while you chat and leave your dirty bowls behind,
hard for us to clean up.
I was trying to help clean, and a few
people won't take away their dirty dishes so we can
clean up. I keep asking people to claim their bowls,
but I got nothing but deaf ears.
8. The lady who didn't bring her own plate and
doesn't have internet access to read this, we saw you
not only grab 2 paper plates but you cut in line. So
please don't do it. The people who
brought their own plates at that day were allowed to
go first. For years, you usually don't take the time
to bring your own plate and
silverware. So this is the first time we ask you to
line up after those we do take the extra effort to
care about the environment.
9. Please wait for everyone before you start eating.
We informed this person, but he/she ignored the
suggestion and continued to scoop food onto the plate
and started eating right away.
Any comments or suggestions please email to me
privately. This is very up front information, no
bulls about it, but I don't know how else to put it
gently to some folks.
A few people agree with me, but they don't have to
guts to say anything. (very common among vegetarians)
I'm not sure you will agree with me, but the items
above are just logical things we should be aware of.
We are grown-ups; not kids. We should know better.
We want to work together as a community. The first
step is to be unselfish and help one another.
mad cow found in US
Living Foods: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFLivingFoods/
due to my high amount of emails, I am unable to answer everyone's emails on vegetarian questions.
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