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snowball's chance:
I used to have a BF who had a very nice family & I was invited for a few family dinners at his parents' house over the course of our relationship.  Each time, I had a glass of milk set down in front of me.  I don't like milk, and have never been given only milk as beverage choice since I was in grade school.  Would it have been rude to ask for a glass of water?  (I never did b/c it was already poured).  I mean, I don't expect a restaurant menu of drink choices, but I'd seriously prefer water or nothing to drinking milk.  And in this instance, is it rude not to drink what's put in front of you?

Sibby:
Considering I have been stuck in a car with a lactose intolerant person after they ate a bowl of ice cream (before she realised she was lactose intolerant - she had always been ok as a kid, it was adult onset) I would say it's A-OK to ask for something other than milk (just pass your glass to me!)  And it's never rude IMO to ask for water (in addition to or in leiu of something) since it's generally free.

Harriet Jones:
That's weird that they didn't at least offer you the choice of water -- I would never presume to choose someone's drink for them.    Were you in school at the time?  Until I graduated high school, my mom always poured me a glass of milk with dinner.  :P

I don't think it would be rude to ask for water.   I'd do the same if given a drink I didn't care for.

jais:
Did his parents treat you both like children?  Did they treat him like a child in other ways?  I don't even automatically give milk to my daughter anymore.

snowball's chance:

--- Quote from: LauraF on April 06, 2007, 04:39:01 PM ---That's weird that they didn't at least offer you the choice of water -- I would never presume to choose someone's drink for them.    Were you in school at the time?  Until I graduated high school, my mom always poured me a glass of milk with dinner.  :P

I don't think it would be rude to ask for water.   I'd do the same if given a drink I didn't care for.

--- End quote ---

No, I was 25 and the youngest adult there!!  (BF's nieces were 6 & 1).  The wierdest part is BF's mom had BF ask me if the food menu was something I would like, to which I replied, "whatever she makes is fine".  

And it's fine if they didn't have juice, pop, coffee, etc., but they did have a sink, and the tap water in my area is drinkable.

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