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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:59 PM

Your thoughts on dibs

So we only have one bagel left. We went to get more on Monday, but the bagel shop in our very small town decided to be closed on Mondays. So, one poppyseed bagel left. We were reading before bed tonight. I said "I'm going to have that bagel for breakfast tomorrow" and my husband said "Dibs."

I didn't technically dib it. But I did say I was going to have it, which clearly shows intention. Can I please have some DU opinions on the rules of dibs? Does his dib count???

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birdographer Dec 2020 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2020 #1
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #2
Enterstageleft Dec 2020 #3
RainCaster Dec 2020 #4
RockRaven Dec 2020 #5
yankeepants Dec 2020 #6
birdographer Dec 2020 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2020 #8
AleksS Dec 2020 #9
Marie Marie Dec 2020 #10
LuvLoogie Dec 2020 #11
brewens Dec 2020 #12
abqtommy Dec 2020 #13

Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:02 AM

1. Your declaring you were going to eat that bagel constitutes a valid dibs claim by you.

If you had merely noted "there is one bagle left" and not said you were going to eat it then your husband's dibs claim would have been valid.

To ensure domestic tranquility I would advise you to share the bagel.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:04 AM

2. Cut it in half.

You claimed it first. But he called Dibs first.
For marital harmony cut it in half.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:04 AM

3. rule of dibs? How about a rule of love?

SHARE!

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:06 AM

4. One of you cuts it, the other chooses

That's how it works.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:15 AM

5. If it's just a matter of dibs, your declaration IS a dibs. Had you *questioned* WHO would eat it,

or merely noted that there was only one bagel without expressing any intent, then his dibs would have counted. But you did not question, you declared. The declaration of dibs need not be the word itself; the word is just a sufficient shorthand when the matter is an open question.

However, in the interest of harmony, perhaps a compromise is in order. Maybe you can split the bagel, but since your claim dominates, he can repay your magnanimous gesture by preparing breakfast, both the bagel and whatever else.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:17 AM

6. Dibs is nulified by your full throated pre-emptive claim. Enjoy your bagel.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:18 AM

7. Yeah, but

we have found from experience that half of these bagels is less than satisfying. The understand is that it's the whole bagel. Although I do understand all the sharing responses. Dibs is dibs on the whole bagel. I might want to mention that this is all in fun, after 49 years of marriage, a bagel will not undo anything. But come on! I said I was going to have it!!! But I do bow to a dib.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:20 AM

8. Definitely Share!

Every week we get one bagel, 3 ozs. of cream cheese and some smoked salmon, and we share!

I can't eat a whole one anyway!



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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:49 AM

9. Threaten to cut the bagel in half

Then whoever gives it up to let it live, gets to keep it?

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Response to AleksS (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:53 AM

10. Solomon, is that really you?

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 01:59 AM

11. Dibs on what? Who gets to take the first shit in the morning?

He didn't actually say dibs on that bagel, did he? Two can play at that game.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:09 AM

12. In cases like those, I always say "I licked it." Usually takes care of it. :) n/t

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:22 AM

13. kickety-kick/r

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