Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Doggy bowls and bags

Restaurants and cafes sometimes have a water bowl for thirsty dogs passing by. These both had water in them, but the one on the left was meant for food for some lucky dog. I was surprised to learn that "doggy bags" (if you can't finish your meal at a restaurant you can ask for a container or "bag" to take the rest home) are not common practice outside the US.

7 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

Interesting post! yup, the term "Doggy bag" is not common. Of course, one could still ask to take away the the left overs. For me we never any left :D

Tue May 02, 05:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Nerissa said...

It's true that the idea of the doggy bag is revolting to my French in-laws and the people they know. Even my beloved found the idea baffling but now he's happy to take home the food he can't finish.

Tue May 02, 09:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dutchie said...

Agreed; we would be totally shocked and emberrased if someone in our company would ask for a doggybag. Same goes for bargaining; i have a friend who has lived at the Dutch antilles and whenever she goes to the market here, she still tries to get it for a cheaper price. Embarrasing!!

Wed May 03, 12:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

It's not common practice in France. Maybe the portions are just bigger in the States.However I do ask for the odd bone or two for our 'dog Lady'.

Wed May 03, 03:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Nicola said...

Funny find! Here in Germany we don't say "doggy bag" either. But it's no problem to take the leftovers home with you.

Wed May 03, 06:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Karine said...

Funky one! I have to admit that I like it. Not such a thing here in Argentina.

Wed May 03, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger chris.h. said...

Yeah we have it,and we call it a 'doggy bag'

Fri May 05, 05:34:00 AM PDT  

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