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Do you cut your own sandwich?

Asked by robmandu (21275points) February 21st, 2009

Does it matter what kind of sandwich? Grilled cheese? Hamburger? Club?

And how many cuts? Into halves? Quarters? Do you cut off the crust?

Sideways? Lengthwise? Diagonal?

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63 Answers

gailcalled's avatar

No. My staff cut mine.

MrItty's avatar

If it’s on bread, yes, generally diagonally. If it’s on a roll or bun, no.

Allie's avatar

I do cut my own sandwich, usually. Sometime I leave it whole, but when I do cut it I cut it in half diagonally. It’s easier to bite the corners off and then move across the top. By the time you’re done with the top of the triangle there isn’t much left of the bottom of the triangle, which is easier to eat. Ta da!

LouisianaGirl's avatar

Usually dont cut it I just eat it in its full version.

chyna's avatar

Gail’s staff cuts mine, too.
Seriously, I cut all sandwiches in half diagnolly.

gailcalled's avatar

@chyna: So that’s where they’ve been?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Me, too, in half diagonally. Except for a bacon sandwich or a peanutbutter sandwich, I leave whole. Hmm..I’ve never thought of that before. Wonder why I do that?

SuperMouse's avatar

I do not cut my sandwiches unless they are hoagie type rolls, then I cut them in half. I am an equal opportunity non-cutter – I don’t cut my kids’ sandwiches either.

kevbo's avatar

Diagonal tastes better.

gailcalled's avatar

Probably, but you may be biased.

Dog's avatar

Why destroy the purity of the whole sandwich by severing it?

peyton_farquhar's avatar

Really. Why are we answering this question?

Divalicious's avatar

If my sandwich is being packed for my lunch at work, I leave it whole. Otherwise it tends to fall apart in the bag.

At home, I cut grilled cheese sandwiches in half diagonally. They’re easier to dunk in tomato soup that way. Other sandwiches get cut in half horizontally.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

Yea if its a grilled cheese I might cut it diagnally.

hearkat's avatar

I cut into a size that can be handled by my left hand, so my right hand will be free to work the mouse and keyboard without getting messy.

augustlan's avatar

I cut every sandwich (even hamburgers!), usually just in half. If it’s grilled cheese, it must be cut on the diagonal. For Monte Cristo sandwiches, I cut them into four triangles. I have no idea why this matters to me.

fireside's avatar

I gently trim the crusts off and even up the edges so that it makes a perfect square.
Then I pull out my special sandwich knife and divide it into 4 triangle points.

Then I take those 4 triangle points and I put a fancy toothpick through each of them.
But the whole effect is ruined if I forget to eat the sandwich with my pinkie finger pointed at the ceiling.

poofandmook's avatar

HOW can you eat a sandwich whole? You have to hold it more carefully or stuff falls out. If you cut it, you can even gesture wildly while holding the sandwich and it’ll be fine! ;)

Diagonal totally makes the sandwich look bigger. And it does taste better. Lurve to Kevbo.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@fireside LOL…do you also cater?

scamp's avatar

I cut my sandwich, and my SO cuts the cheese.

fireside's avatar

@jbfletcherfan – only for your parties Jessica, oops I mean Mrs. Fletcher.

@scamp – lol

poofandmook's avatar

@scamp: Makes you sort of not want to eat that sandwich in the same vicinity, eh?

scamp's avatar

Yeah, it doesn’t help the appetite much, that’s for sure, ha ha!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@fireside Oh, no, Jessica is fine. If you’re going to be cutting things in my kitchen, we have to be on a first name basis.

wundayatta's avatar

I do cut my own sandwiches, but I wish I didn’t. Well, today, I didn’t. I got this ham and cheese sandwich. It was built on an italian long roll, that, when you bit into it, was the perfect crusty bread. The ham was piled an inch and a half thick, and then they put in peels of aged provolone. The guy who made it cut it for me.

Cannoli for dessert! Mmmmm. ‘Course, the cannoli weren’t cut. That would be scriligious!

augustlan's avatar

And now I am hungry.

Foolaholic's avatar

With my friends brontosaurus shaped sandwich cutter.

wundayatta's avatar

Anyone for a feather? Oops. Wrong thread. ;-)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i like my grilled cheese cut in 4s. i don’t eat the crust usually, but i like it to be there, just in case.

Grisson's avatar

I make circular sandwiches. I cut them in sectors of 1 radian each. I discard the irrational remainder. It’s a diet, you see.

kevbo's avatar

@gailcalled, very clever.

gailcalled's avatar

From you, Kevbo, that is a true compliment.

janbb's avatar

Wuz gonna say, “I don’t cut my sandwiches, but I do cut the cheese” but scamp got there first!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I don’t cut my sandwiches now, but when I was small, I’d get the cookie cutters and cut sandwiches into shapes.

90s_kid's avatar

I have to make my own sandwiches, to start off. And I usually do not cut it, but I do not mind. I just hate when the bread gets soggy.

sdeutsch's avatar

@Divalicious You and I have the exact same sandwich-cutting technique! Grilled cheese is much more dunkable when cut diagonally, but less sticky fillings tend to fall out of the little pointy ends, so horizontally is better for them… Finally, someone who understands! :)

mcbealer's avatar

PBJ no cut
grilled cheese: diagonal
all others: in half

Divalicious's avatar

@sdeutsch We should do lunch. I’ll bring some sandwiches!

sdeutsch's avatar

@Divalicious You bring the sandwiches, I’ll bring the tomato soup!

90s_kid's avatar

MY SANDWICH!!!!
Steals mcbealer’s sandwich

mcbealer's avatar

@90s_kid ~ ha ha one half for you one half for me

90s_kid's avatar

Noooooo way Josè, kiddo.

dragonflyfaith's avatar

I never cut my own sandwiches. But I prefer all sandwiches to be cut into triangles except for PB&J which is cut into four squares.

Nimis's avatar

I usually cut them diagonally.
Kind of nice to see all the stuff inside. Enticing.

But sometimes I like to cut them into
square quarters and pretend I am a giant.

90s_kid's avatar

@Nimis
How old are you?

poofandmook's avatar

@90s: rude.

Nimis's avatar

@90s_kid [in a menacing voice] I will EAT you, little boy!

Erm…never too old to pretend to be a giant.

90s_kid's avatar

Sorry, I am too curious. “I pretend I am a giant”
Kinda wondering if you were a 5 year old.

poofandmook's avatar

@90s: I am positive that at one point, yes, Nimis was a 5 year old.

fireside's avatar

kid, I would think she would have to have been 5 since you have to be 13 in order to register for a Fluther account.

FBI's avatar

To follow up on what @fireside said. Are you sure that you are at least 13? The quality of your posts say otherwise.

Nimis's avatar

Holy shit. The FBI is monitoring threads about sandwich-cutting?

fireside's avatar

@Nimis – Yeah, the CIA can’t be bothered with such small potatoes (or potato chips, since we’re talking sandwiches here)

poofandmook's avatar

I like my sandwiches with potato salad

chyna's avatar

I like mine with a pickle on the side

poofandmook's avatar

bread and butter chips… mmmmmmmm give me a jar and a fork.

90s_kid's avatar

@FBI
I am fourteen!
I was kidding about the five year old thing. How dare you say I am under thirteen.
How many Jellies try to crack me? How many?

LouisianaGirl's avatar

Change of subject?

90s_kid's avatar

Removed by me

LouisianaGirl's avatar

@90s_kid haha it no big deal you choose your friends not your enemies!!!

90s_kid's avatar

Removed By Fluther Moderators
Removed by me I am kidding. U got a problem witz it?!?!!?!?!?!?

LouisianaGirl's avatar

I`m so confused but I`m going along with it

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