“Have you had salad?”
“All right, fine then.”
This exchange, or something very similar to it, was very common at our dinner table when I was growing up. It might seem unusual for a couple of reasons.
For starters, the mere fact that we asked before helping ourselves to seconds is probably a novel idea in this day and age where kids very often take it for granted that they can eat whenever and whatever they like in their home.
By contrast, we knew better than to assume that any food was there for the taking.