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Old 7th March 2019, 4:50 PM   #1
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I am to take an exam and will be bringing some refreshments for the half-time break.



If somebody, a stranger examinee, asks me if they can have some of my refreshments on the break is it so bad to say no?
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Old 7th March 2019, 4:54 PM   #2
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I'm going to put myself in your position. I'm about to take an exam and I've prepared myself by bringing snacks to keep my energy level high. I didn't plan on bringing food for anyone else.

If a perfect stranger (or even someone I happen to know) came up to me during a break from the exam and said "Can I have some of your food" my immediate and natural and reflexive response would be to look them in the eye, give them a half of a smirk/smile and say "Sorry I brought only enough carbs for myself, next time perhaps you should plan ahead" and then I'd look away and forget the person ever existed.

That much being said, its a bit of a concern that you have thought about this highly improbably scenario in such detail and have gone to the trouble of posting about such an extremely unlikely event. That's the real issue here. You sound rather OCD.
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Old 7th March 2019, 5:10 PM   #3
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Why would a stranger ask for some of your food? Sure, I've had homeless people as if I'm done so they can have leftovers, but the odds of it happening in the scenario you describe are 1000:1.
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Recovering from narc abuse, slightly ptsd. Need moral support, no man is an island. Am not ocd, but do not know exam etiquette. Am looking ahead... the only way is up... thanks for your response
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Old 7th March 2019, 5:14 PM   #5
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Am not ocd, but do not know exam etiquette.
Exam etiquette? I learned a new term today.

You don't owe anybody anything. If a perfect stranger wants something that belongs to you, there is no obligation to provide it. If you feel better doing so, point them in the direction of the vending machines.
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Old 7th March 2019, 5:15 PM   #6
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It is highly improbable that somebody would ask such a question. Unless you know people well, food is highly personal. You are under no obligation to share.
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Old 7th March 2019, 5:16 PM   #7
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No one will ask for anything except perhaps gum or a cough drop if they start coughing and see you have those. You should be fine.
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Old 7th March 2019, 6:46 PM   #8
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you always share darkmoon, no matter what. you don't have to offer but if someone asks,.,
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Old 7th March 2019, 6:57 PM   #9
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Nobody would do that, Darkmoon! That's not something people do. Stop worrying about it.
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Old 7th March 2019, 7:01 PM   #10
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I am to take an exam and will be bringing some refreshments for the half-time break.



If somebody, a stranger examinee, asks me if they can have some of my refreshments on the break is it so bad to say no?
Unless you packing a spread for 20, why would anyone ask?
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Old 7th March 2019, 7:03 PM   #11
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was over thinking ... will not come back here


thanks ...i see the concencus is no
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Old 7th March 2019, 7:28 PM   #12
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im going to differ from everyone else....and write ...

share.....if someone were to come up to you and ask for food (a complete stranger) no matter the environment you are in...

they must be really hungry...personally even if i was starving i would not ask a complete stranger to share food...i have however received charity and food vouchers before and know how hard it is to admit....hey ...i have nothing can you please give me some food for my family....



for this reason alone.....i would share...i would not ever say no to halving my sandwich to a stranger who asked....you never know..maybe one day that stranger may be asked to share food and they may remember my kindness...

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For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
you never know where angels choose to tread.....they may even turn up in exams....there is no exam eitquette...just a certain....kindness ....always

but that's my opinion from my heart...what i would do..how i choose to live life..what i choose to believe in...follow your own heart......and i wish you well.....deb
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Old 7th March 2019, 7:30 PM   #13
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Unless you packing a spread for 20, why would anyone ask?

I read your post and pictured someone showing up for an exam and bringing a tablecloth, and picnic basket full of assorted cheeses and crackers.
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Old 7th March 2019, 8:13 PM   #14
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Old 7th March 2019, 8:34 PM   #15
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Recovering from narc abuse, slightly ptsd. Need moral support, no man is an island. Am not ocd, but do not know exam etiquette. Am looking ahead... the only way is up... thanks for your response

Neh, you should be fine Darkmoon.

Just take enough for yourself and eat it in the corner if you have to. Or,mexcuse yourself by saying "i hope you don't mind if i eat" and go ahead and do it.

If it's separate items like chips or biscuits, put them into a spearate smaller portion size bag so it is clear there's only enough for you.
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