Save the last bite for me

Somebody bought some pastries to the office this morning. By noon, this was the last piece that was left in the pantry. I also noticed that whenever there's one item (bagel, donut, sandwiches, cake etc.) left on the plate, nobody is going to take the whole thing.

Instead, the cake was divided by half, and by half, and then by half again. This reminds me of the question of "how many times can you fold a piece of paper."

There's actually a name for what I described earlier, it's called the Last Bite Syndrome.

1 comments:

kenshin_i said...

Hmm.. interesting. But for me, I don't shy away from taking the last piece. But then I don't want to take the half-piece or quarter piece, or whatever piece people left (For hygienic reasons).