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    Japanese restaurant fines customers for not finishing their food. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...181947669.html

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    So what?

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    Choose another restaurant, problem solved.

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    "...Midori Yokoyama at Gold Rush explained the fine is for a good cause. The restaurant owners want to honor the fishermen who brave dangerous conditions to provide the delicious food.Customers who order the tsukko meshi, a bowl of rice topped with salmon roe, are warned ahead of time. "It is forbidden to leave even one grain of rice in your bowl. Customers who don't finish their tsukko meshi must give a donation." I like the idea for some reason.

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    Place around here does it. It is entirely staffed by volunteers and the establishment has religious roots. Haven't seen the sign recently though.
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    interesting. weird though, legally. what if i ordered the food for purposes other than eating it? should i not be allowed to do whatever i want with something i own?
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    In the place I mentioned (I believe) the principle is to not waste resources, especially that someone has given their time and skills for free to make. If you want to do heathen things to your food take-away would be wisest.
    I also think that arguing sovereignty of property while correct in the current culture would be irrelevant, as the emphasis is on shared resources and respect/values based on these non-monetary resources. ie: while saying 'I brought it' is correct, it is also crass.
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    lol this is my kind of restaurant. It irritates me so much when people leave food on their plates. I'll stuff myself before I leave leftovers, it was ingrained in me when I was young I guess.

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    Isn't not finishing your plate an insult in some cultures? I know not leaving some on your plate is an insult in some cultures, I just wonder about the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie View Post
    interesting. weird though, legally. what if i ordered the food for purposes other than eating it? should i not be allowed to do whatever i want with something i own?
    Thought of another way, any food purchased from this vendor for on-premise consumption you could say comes with an informal contract attached per your consumption of it. So your purchase is a promise to fulfill the terms of the proprietor, or face whatever penalties are in place for breach of contract.

    If you dispute those terms, then. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    lol this is my kind of restaurant. It irritates me so much when people leave food on their plates. I'll stuff myself before I leave leftovers, it was ingrained in me when I was young I guess.
    Me too. Whenever I see someone leaving leftovers, I pressure them to finish up or delegate it to me. I might also hint that they should know their limits. I'm glad that won't be an issue in our marriage.
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