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Offline larrabee

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Re: Adopting/Fostering Children as an immigrant
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2017, 07:51:01 AM »

And yes, for food portions if you ask for a takeout container in the UK you're met with odd looks.


I was met with such attitude the first time I asked for one, I take my own now!   8)
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: Adopting/Fostering Children as an immigrant
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2017, 08:09:25 AM »
if you ask for a takeout container in the UK you're met with odd looks.

In the 30+ years I've been in the UK, I have never been given an 'odd look' in a restaurant for asking to take leftovers home with me.  I've never received anything other than a 'no problem'-type response.

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Re: Adopting/Fostering Children as an immigrant
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2017, 08:36:38 AM »
I've also not had a problem taking leftovers home.  Some use proper containers, some foil, but I've always been okay to bring it home.   :)

What's hard is for work, we go to an American BBQ place pretty frequently and people love to order the Challenge which is a £40 platter of various meats.  They NEVER eat it all and I can't take it home for my husband as all the sauces contain gluten.  Oh well!  Boy, would he be a happy bunny if I did.

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Re: Adopting/Fostering Children as an immigrant
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2017, 01:00:43 PM »
I just explain you are not meant to eat the entire meal in one sitting.   ;)  Nor is an appetizer meant to be for a single person.

I honestly don't understand the crazy amount of times I've had to explain this!! Why is it so difficult! AND THEY ACTUALLY COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING MORE FOOD FOR LESS MONEY! You're basically getting a free lunch for tomorrow, stop whinging!!

(Sorry, bit off topic lol)

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Re: Adopting/Fostering Children as an immigrant
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2017, 05:14:14 PM »
I honestly don't understand the crazy amount of times I've had to explain this!! Why is it so difficult! AND THEY ACTUALLY COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING MORE FOOD FOR LESS MONEY! You're basically getting a free lunch for tomorrow, stop whinging!!

(Sorry, bit off topic lol)

lol, I don't mind veering off topic to something much more lighthearted!

But on topic - if anyone else has experiences with adoption and fostering I'd love to hear them!