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2017-05-17 03:12:55 PM  
I don't eat the pickle.
 
2017-05-17 03:15:11 PM  

jwa007: I don't eat the pickle.


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2017-05-17 03:15:23 PM  
Pickle
1/2 French fries
Sandwich
Rest of French fries
 
2017-05-17 03:19:39 PM  
half way after eating the sammich at Katz's deli ...and only a bite because I like to save the best for last.
 
2017-05-17 03:19:46 PM  
I just eat a bowl full of dicks pickles.
 
2017-05-17 03:21:30 PM  
I usually start eating the pickle about half way through the sandwich. But, there are some sandwiches where I don't eat the pickle because I don't find it to be a good compliment, such as egg salad.
 
2017-05-17 03:23:05 PM  
I disperse the pickle eating across the length of the sandwich meal.
 
2017-05-17 03:29:00 PM  
I don't. I order mine without pickles.

Why ruin a good thing
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2017-05-17 03:33:58 PM  

Moooooo K: I don't. I order mine without pickles.

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What are you, some kind of pinko weirdo??!!?!?!?  Sammiches are not complete with a pickle.  The important question is pickle chips, spears or whole kosher dills?  That is the question.
 
2017-05-17 03:39:20 PM  
I'm disturbed the anti-pickle sentiment I'm seeing here.
 
2017-05-17 03:49:12 PM  
A bite at the start, a bite in the middle and the rest to finish.

/Jealous that someone eats at Katz's often enough to have a plan.
 
2017-05-17 04:25:54 PM  

Jake Havechek: Pickle
1/2 French fries
Sandwich
Rest of French fries


Very close.  I go this order:
1/2 French fries (while they're hot)
Pickle
Half of sandwich
Remaining fries (before they're cold)
Remaining sandwich

I've not been diagnosed as OCD and have few other habits that would indicate any level of it, but I find myself following this process with sandwiches.

When eating a chilled side (pasta salad, potato salad or slaw) I go straight to the pickle then sub the chilled sides for fries in the order above.  Formulas are:

Hot Side = S/2 + P + SM/2 + S/2 + SM/2
Chilled Side = P + S/2 + SM/2 + S/2 + SM/2
(SM = Sammich - should be cut diagonally, if possible)

But then I may have taken this all a bit too far.
 
2017-05-17 04:43:58 PM  
I give the pickle to my date.
 
2017-05-17 06:22:36 PM  

Rev.K: I disperse the pickle eating across the length of the sandwich meal.


Exactly. Use a bite of pickle every now and then to clear the mouth of any particularly dry parts of the sandwich. The last bit helps to scoop up any small pieces of sandwich and/or spread that remain on the plate at meal's end.
 
2017-05-17 06:22:48 PM  

stan unusual: I give the pickle to my date.


Best answer of the thread.
 
2017-05-17 08:12:45 PM  

stan unusual: I give the pickle to my date.


For some reason my boss, who loves pickles, doesn't like it when I tell him he can eat my pickle.
 
2017-05-17 08:12:49 PM  

Rev.K: I disperse the pickle eating across the length of the sandwich meal.


Same. A bite of it after every other bite of sandwich.
 
2017-05-17 08:26:40 PM  
I eat it immediately, because if I save it it makes my pants soggy.
 
2017-05-17 08:56:53 PM  

jwa007: I don't eat the pickle.


What he said.
 
2017-05-17 09:05:48 PM  
What a non-kosher pickle may look like:

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/Seriously, you farkers should be posting more Kliban
 
2017-05-17 09:26:36 PM  
During.
 
2017-05-17 10:47:48 PM  

czetie: What a non-kosher pickle may look like:

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/Seriously, you farkers should be posting more Kliban


"Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head"
 
2017-05-17 10:57:51 PM  
It's part of the meal.

/ Duh.
 
2017-05-17 11:05:23 PM  
Pallet cleanser.

If you eat it before you are done, your sandwich was too dry.


Morans, I'm surrounded by Morans.
 
2017-05-17 11:22:29 PM  
Depends on the sammich and the pickle. If it's sliced, and it goes with ,it may go ON the sammie,
(like a hamburger). Some things, it's a, eat a little pickle as I go (like with a Reuben or a Club sandwich),
 
2017-05-17 11:32:56 PM  

Rev.K: I disperse the pickle eating across the length of the sandwich meal.


That's really the approach that I find works for me as well.
 
2017-05-17 11:49:49 PM  
I eat the pickle, sandwich and fries ( or potato chips) all together a bit at a time.
 
2017-05-18 12:49:26 AM  
Sometimes I order the pickle slices on the side with my burger or weiner. Then I eat them last as a sort of vinegar rinse-bouche.

I have a number of Kliban books, including Luminous AnimalsWhack Your Porcupine and Never Eat Anything Bigger than Your Head, not to mention The Biggest Tongue in Tunesia.

He was one of the greats. His cats were bigger than Heathcliff and Garfield combined, and you have to admit that that is one fat cat. They are still among the most popular cat cartoons in the world, thanks to calendars.  I have several of his cats on my refrigerator. I use magnetic business cards to make refrigerator magnets out of old calendars and things.

They are the most cat-like cats I know. He really understood cats.
 
2017-05-18 12:56:12 AM  
I tell them to put the pickle on a napkin because I hate pickle juice to get on my bread or fries or chips.  Then after thoroughly embarrassing everyone around me by ranting about why pickle juice touching things is literally worst than hitler I proceed to antagonize whomever I'm eating around with a Cheers Diane/Sam type thing.  Will he eat the pickle.  Won't he eat the pickle.  Unless it's a sweet pickle.  Then I throw that shiat on the floor and walk out without paying.
 
2017-05-18 01:05:13 AM  
Who the hell removes part of a sandwich they've ordered and eats it seperately (aside from children). This entire thread is unclean.
 
2017-05-18 01:16:43 AM  
The pickle's a palate cleanser. About half of the sandwich, then a bit of pickle, then the rest of the sandwich, then the rest of the pickle.

Thank goodness Jimmy John's lets you buy a pickle. I miss getting pickles with my sandwiches.
 
2017-05-18 01:30:35 AM  
I gave up on pickles for life after pickle boy showed up in a thread one evening.
 
2017-05-18 01:36:21 AM  
Damn... Now I'm hungry.

There was a greek deli off of Lombard street in Baltimore that made the best ever corned beef on rye with a nice, crisp pickle spear and kettle chips on the side..

Normally I detest pickles, but for some reason that combo worked.

/ alternated chips and pickle bites.
 
2017-05-18 01:42:55 AM  
Pickle Fog:

When I was a kid mom made pickles every cucumber season... One night I had the flu and a fever of 103F, was tossing and turning in bed in a hallucinogenic state, and saw this immense fog bank roll in. And then the pickle smell hit.

"Oh! It's a Pickle fog!"

Made perfect sense at the time. Now I have a term for dense fog.
 
2017-05-18 01:46:18 AM  
Usually pickle surprise
 
2017-05-18 01:53:08 AM  
Surprised it took this long.


Pickle Surprise
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2017-05-18 03:07:14 AM  
I actually pondered this and realized I seem to follow a pattern according to season. If it's hot pickle first. Colder pickle last.

/ The things you learn about yourself ONLY ON FARK!
 
2017-05-18 04:14:11 AM  
Last.  Speaking of pickles, pickle juice is great in a bloody Mary.
 
2017-05-18 05:57:01 AM  
Like any good accountant, I pro rate the the consumption of the pickle over the lifetime of the sammich.
 
2017-05-18 05:59:31 AM  

orangehat: Last.  Speaking of pickles, pickle juice is great in a bloody Mary.


The guys i was boozing with last night had us chasing our whiskey shots with pickle juice. Seemed like unnecessary pageantry to me, but it wasn't unpleasant.
 
2017-05-18 06:50:08 AM  
NSFW

Pickle Manners
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2017-05-18 06:52:32 AM  
I will stick any nearby frilly toothpicks into my pickle spear and turn it into a war canoe. I eat the pickle after the sandwich.
 
2017-05-18 07:18:27 AM  

buck1138: I tell them to put the pickle on a napkin because I hate pickle juice to get on my bread or fries or chips.  Then after thoroughly embarrassing everyone around me by ranting about why pickle juice touching things is literally worst than hitler I proceed to antagonize whomever I'm eating around with a Cheers Diane/Sam type thing.  Will he eat the pickle.  Won't he eat the pickle.  Unless it's a sweet pickle.  Then I throw that shiat on the floor and walk out without paying.


Is it sad that regardless of the somewhat exaggerated tone of the post, I found myself nodding during the whole things - thinking "Yep, that sounds perfectly reasonable?"  Until the end of course - that part there's no way I was believing.  One is socially obligated to use a napalm grenade at the very least in order to remove the blight of sweet pickle from a location.

/agree entirely with the first bit.  I actually like dill pickles, but I don't like them bleeding the flavor onto side dishes at all.  Very much an accent food for me, with specific combinations only that are good
 
2017-05-18 09:18:48 AM  
1.  Eat the pickle first.

2.  Tell waitress there was no pickle.

3.  Profit!
 
2017-05-18 09:20:49 AM  

CrazyCurt: I actually pondered this and realized I seem to follow a pattern according to season. If it's hot pickle first. Colder pickle last.

/ The things you learn about yourself ONLY ON FARK!


If they are fried pickles you have to eat them fast.  My kids will inhale them the moment you turn you back on them.
 
2017-05-18 09:54:49 AM  
Well, given my background, if they're not Brit-style pickled onions, I don't want them. Give me pickled onions and I'll eat them throughout the sandwich eating process.

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2017-05-18 12:31:07 PM  
I don't like Lucky Charms.
 
2017-05-18 01:12:32 PM  
Eat the pickle last, and it better be crispy. Unless it's sweet, if it's sweet the correct procedure is to throw it at your server.
 
2017-05-18 02:50:06 PM  

Rev.K: I disperse the pickle eating across the length of the sandwich meal.


You have been quoted a lot this thread! I would imagine that's because yours was the first correct statement! Any sane person knows this is the correct way to eat.
 
2017-05-18 03:16:24 PM  
Usually a little bit of pickle every now and again to add some zest and zip that would otherwise be overpowering if it were the entire meal, but all at the beginning if its a particularly good pickle, or all at the end if its a particularly good sandwich. Depends on the facts on the ground, really

/Y'all with hardwired sandwich eating paradigms need to unwind
 
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