My fucking grandma has been living with us since her husband died and every fucking day. Every god damn day i bring home food she'll take one bite and put it back in the box
She does this with donuts, pizza, everything.
Sometimes it won't even be just one. There have been times I've found like 4 different flavors of donuts all with one bite taken out of them in the box like the world owes her something
She never finishes it either, she just leaves them there
She's mastered blocking out the 'food noise' , effectively only listening to her 'food voice'.
She wants to treat herself, but realizes she doesn't have to binge by finishing an entire donut, much less four of them.
My mom does this it angers me. Just avoid her, hide your food when she's around, pile tons of shit on top so it's hard to see and annoying to get.
Or just tell her it pisses you off and to stop. Or at least use a knife so she doesn't touch it with her poorly cleaned grandma hands and mouth.
You can't just expect her to change if you don't ask her. I'm guessing she spent years sharing things with her husband and often took "one bite" and he would eat the rest.
Just explain to her that you want to eat a donut without fragments of her saliva on it politely. She might not be aware that this isn't normal behavior.
I think it's rather considerate of her, actually. I wouldn't mind someone taking a bite out of something I was potentially looking forward to having, as opposed to it being completely gone.
Shift your perspective. (-:
If this is the only thing that chaps your ass about your grandmother then you should consider yourself lucky. My mother will stick her dirty fingers in my food and she goes through my shopping bags like it's her personal business what deodorant I buy (I have to sneak most personal purchases into the house through my gym bag)
Cut off a bite size portion and see if she'll eat that. If not she's just fucking with you