Are you a Joey Tribbiani?


Hola, peeps!

How you doin’?

Fine, I hope. Welcome back to this week’s post on  #flavoursometuesdays with me and Sunita Rajwade, where we talk about food, food and food!

So, as I asked in the title of this post, are you a Joey Tribbiani?

Erm, those who have binge- watched FRIENDS, the most popular sitcom, ever, will definitely know who Joey Tribbiani is and what is his most popular characteristic feature.

Joey Tribbiani does not share his food!

Image source: Google

Yes, that’s what he is famous for. For not, NOT sharing his food.

And, that’s something many of us can relate to. Many of us, who don’t have it in them to share the food from their plate with anybody! So, well, are you?

I am. RIght since childhood! Mother narrates an incident often, when, eons ago, she had invited members of the extended family for lunch. Shrikhand – puri was on the menu. And being the perfect hostess that she is, she was urging everyone for a second, third or even a fourth helping.

Me – then a mere 4 year old – could just not fathom as to why she was doing it! After some time, I followed her to the kitchen and reproached her for serving my favourite Shrikhand , again and again, to all those present! “It will all be finished and I won’t have any left!” I whispered in an angry tone, making it clear that I was just not happy with this behaviour of hers!

Mother giggled and reassured me that there was enough for me, so I need not worry. Relieved, and only after checking to see if there was indeed enough for me,  I went back to the drawing room to finish my lunch.

And, the story continues. I mean, the habit – of finding it difficult to share my favourite food with anybody.  If and when anyone does try to taste something present in my plate but not in their’s, my heartbeat goes for a toss! I keep staring wistfully at the quantity of food lessened in proportion to what it was before they took the bite!

Of course, it’s not every time and with every meal that I eat, but only with that which is my favourite. Like, pizza, or pasta, or chaat, or even a simple and crispy sada dosa. Or, some desserts that I am crazy about, like chocolates, pastries, kaju katlishrikhand, rasgulla, or even a cube of cheese..oh, the list is endless! I am a foodie, and I love my food! ;P

Basically, if it is in my plate, it’s my food, and I am the sole owner, oops, I mean, eater of that food. If you do want to have a bite from my plate, well, you are not permitted. And, if you still go ahead (despite the glare I give) and do grab a bite, then heaven help you! Hahaha!

So, kindly keep your roving eyes and hands away from my plate, because, I DO NOT SHARE MY FOOD! 

Hehe! I am not very generous with my food. And, I am not even ashamed of admitting it!

So, what about you? Are you a Joey Tribbiani?

Do share your, er, food habits, with me, here in the comments. You could even do a post on it using the hashtag #flavoursometuesdays.

Do read Sunita’s post on flavoursometuesdays here

That’s all for now, folks! See you all next Tuesday, for another post on, what else but FOOD!





Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

22 thoughts on “Are you a Joey Tribbiani?

  1. Loved reading your post. I even smiled without my knowledge. I can feel you and its such an honest post. Speaking of sharing, yeah I share my food even it’s my favorite. Although I am a foodie I love sharing food especially with my loved ones.But my kid is a joey and seeing her reaction while I take something from her plate is so much fun.

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  2. Oh Shilpa your post made me smile. I think we all are Joey when it comes to our favourite foods. I know there are times when I don’t even want to share with my grandchildren. Actually I even hate the concept of having a bite or a sip or even a lick of someone’s food/ drink.

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    1. I know right!
      I used to find it difficult sharing my cheese cube with Chikoo, who used to love cheese!I would give in eventually, but my heart would stop beating! Hehe…
      Feels good to know I am not the only kanjoos! 😛


  3. OMG!! We are similar in this regard too?!! I cant believe that we have soooo many similarities, Shilpa. Bhai, ab to milna hee padega!! 🙂
    I just dont like sharing what’s in my plate. I remember that I had embarrassed a colleague when he tried to taste something from my lunchbox. 😛

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  4. I am not Joey.
    I will share everything I have to everyone who is around. At least to my family members. If I am in public, then I might not open the box because if I don’t want to share, because if I open it then I have to share it. And sometimes I don’t share it because I am saving it for someone 😛
    And it totally annoys me when someone standing next to me is eating something and is not sharing it with me 😛

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