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Poll: Do You Dine in Front of The TV?

Do You Eat Meals in Front of the TV?

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RachLA RachLA 6 years
I was worried I'd be the only one with an unused dining table!
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
absolutely not. growing up every memory i have includes a tv program playing in the background. i swear "come on down!" and people running down to bob barker will flash before my eyes on my death bed. we don't even have tv. when we go to my dad's house (my mom is dead now) the tv is still ALWAYS ON. even when no one is in the room. i remember bringing my now husband home to meet my parents and he asked if they could turn the tv down (it was in the other room). my parents looked at each other like he was a FREAK and my dad said, very sarcastically "no. because if we turn it down then we won't be able to hear it!" :faint: no, no, no! no tv at meals!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 6 years
Usually I do - there is always something on that I want to watch and catch up on at the time.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 6 years
I'm not home a lot during the week, so by the time I get home (around 8:30-9), I want to zone out in front of the TV with dinner - it's the only time I really have to catch up on anything I want to watch. Sundays, though, me & the bf cook together, and we try to always eat in the dining room at his house.
Food Food 6 years
akapluto now you have me curious!
zacatecanita zacatecanita 6 years
Like some have said, if Iam alone then I do, because it's kinda depressing to eat alone.
cg130 cg130 6 years
If I'm home alone, then I do...
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I eat in front of the TV but only because the TV is in the view of the kitchen table. I do crossword puzzles and eat and watch TV at the same time. I'm quite the multitasker.
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I'll eat lunch in front of the TV, but dinner is always at the table with the hubby and kids. I want my kids to know the importance of a family dinner!
dani17731 dani17731 6 years
I live with my mom and we haven't eaten at the table in a long while. We work different hours so I usually eat alone in front of the TV. When she's here she joins me in front of the TV lol. But sometimes she eats at the table while reading the paper or a book.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
I always eat in the kitchen and never in front of the telly/computer. I used to, but I tended to eat a lot more.
psterling psterling 6 years
My husband and I always eat in front of the TV but when we have kids I'll insist we eat at the table.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
At the table BUT we have a TV in the kitchen, not on while dinner is served.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 6 years
My family always ate in front of the TV while I was growing up. The rest of the family still does so now, but I have to admit that I tend to read while I eat dinner. Is that even worse? :)
akapluto akapluto 6 years
i dont know why i was so surprised to read that im not the only one that eats in front of the tv. i live alone and i have a dining room table but its just too depressing to eat in front of the wood wall. the worst of it is that i eat in bed, in front of the tv. you should poll to see how many people eat meals in bed. THAT is a terrible habit.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I do when I'm by myself, and I think it's awful! the couch is just so comfortable... lol A bad side effect of this is that I get hungry every time I turn on the TV.
piecesbroken piecesbroken 6 years
yes i do. for every meal and i think it's a terrible habit that i need to break. I'm just training myself to eat whenever I'm in front of the tv
yvettecq yvettecq 6 years
Hmmm. During the week, I leave for work before my son and husband so I have no idea what goes on but I suspect Spongebob is on. I'm pretty lax about TV during breakfast on the weekends and we usually go out for lunch. Dinner is always family time w/out TV. We're known for enjoying dessert while watching a comedy though!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
Only when I am alone and I eat something that isn't messy. We eat most meals at the dinning table, TV off. It's just really important to me to enjoy the food and the company.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 6 years
I prefer to eat in front of the tv when I am by myself. If I was eating with someone, I will eat without the television.
Food Food 6 years
My parents insisted that we eat at the table every day when I was growing up (in fact, we weren't even allowed to eat outside of the dinner table...no eating in the living room). So, for that reason, I eat in front of the TV all the time now!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I do when I eat alone but when the hubby is home we sit at the table.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Yeah, my fiancee and I eat in front of the TV. Only because we don't have enough room for a dining table/kitchenette in our apartment. But once we have a place that's big enough, we will be eating at the table :)
chancleta chancleta 6 years
All the time. Especially with a movie.
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