It was weird. I guess people just can't get over that primary school thing that it's rude to eat in front of others, even when the others in question are adults and have assured you repeatedly that no, they really don't want your extra wafer thin after dinner mint because they really are just that full.I've heard it said that nature abhors a vacuum. Maybe people with full plates see the emptiness in front of you as a vacuum that needs to be filled with food.
Back when I weighed one hundred pounds soaking wet, I used to be the eater of unwanted food at group dinners. It wasn't that I didn't order enough food for myself, because I certainly did, but that I had a very high capacity for eating beyond the point where I was "full." One particular time really sticks out in my mind. I was out to dinner with about ten or fifteen people once, and I was one of the first people to get there and order, and I had ordered a very large appetizer (one meant for a family of four to share) as my meal, so my food came out really early, and I ended up mostly finishing it before other people had more than the salads that came with their meals. Somehow, the people around me didn't actually observe how much I'd eaten, and they started shoving random sides (and an errant salad that arrived late) at me, insisting that I "eat something." Some of the people couldn't finish their own entrees and didn't want to take leftovers home (I think we were all going out to a movie afterward) and passed the remnants over to me as well. I think I ended up eating the equivalent of three or four full restaurant meals (so, about three days worth of calories!) at that one sitting. People that knew those people did stop with the subtle probing about potential eating disorders though - I used to get that all the time until people actually went out to eat with me and realized that I just had a fast metabolism.
Now, for special snowflakiness:
I ride the bus to work. Around the bus terminal, there are several lanes clearly and obviously and extensively marked "Bus only" for a fair distance. While it is understandable that cars sometimes turn down these lanes by accident, some special snowflakes will ignore all the signage and use these lanes to drop off their passengers at the terminal. There is a clearly marked passenger-drop-off area - but that's not good enough for these snowflakes. Even when informed of their mistake (at progressively increasing volume and decreasing politeness) by bus passengers, employees, and security guards, these people refuse to move out of the lane which several buses exiting the terminal are trying to drive through - often, they are carrying on a conversation with one or more passengers or unloading baggage. They must truly believe that the world revolves around them and only them - surely the street signs that say "Bus Only" and the painted words on the road that say "Bus Only" and all the people saying "Hey, this lane is only for buses, you need to move your car!" don't actually mean that S.S. Thiscarisabus is the one with the problem.