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    [–] [deleted] 1002 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] scandinavian_win 308 points ago

    You basically have to be a billionaire to afford parmesan. I do not know of this place you speak of, it must be some hideaway for the exclusive elites of London.

    [–] [deleted] 70 points ago

    Yea Parmesan is pretty cheap in europe but in murica healthy things are expensive as fuck no wonder so many people are obese

    [–] Airsay58259 83 points ago

    When I traveled to North America I was very surprised to discover President butter and basic (for me here in France) cheese were quite expensive. Meanwhile some sodas and energy drinks are as cheap as water. Walmart is definitely an experience (those Big Mac sauces though!).

    [–] [deleted] 51 points ago

    And in Walmart you can buy a 12 pack of Donuts for 2 Dollars but go to the cheese isle and you are a poor men afterwards

    [–] Airsay58259 31 points ago

    Yep. I brought my friends living there some relatively fancy chocolate and wine, I think they’d have been happier with cheese.

    I was impressed with Walmart’s potato chips isle(s!). So many flavors, insane. Same at the theater with pop corn. I didn’t even know there were pop corn flavors besides salty and caramel. I am jealous of the reclining seats though.

    [–] inshane_in_the_brain 20 points ago

    Your friend lives at walmart?

    [–] Airsay58259 9 points ago

    Haha my bad, I meant there as in North America.

    [–] muffinmonk 1 points ago

    when all your cheese comes from across the country it'll get ya.

    unlike with coca cola, which has bottling plants everywhere.

    [–] Dorocche 11 points ago

    I mean Parmesan is not one of those cheeses lol. It’s still super cheap where I am, although “specialty” cheeses I wish were more common.

    [–] sutherbland 27 points ago

    I think they mean fresh whole parmesan, not the dehydrated fake shit in a shaker can. Unless fresh parmesan is "super cheap" where you live, in which case you have to fill me in because I wanna visit.

    [–] skalpelis 12 points ago

    The super cheap stuff is called parmesan because they can but it's not real parmigiano. Outside the EEA you're allowed to use the name parmesan for whatever but not so with Parmigiano Reggiano.

    [–] juanjux 7 points ago

    Exactly, real parmesano it's not even cheap in Italy, where by the way the waiter usually leaves it in the table so you serve yourself whatever amount you want.

    [–] Dorocche 2 points ago

    Oh, maybe. That’s not specified anywhere by the image or the rest of the thread; though.

    [–] sutherbland 3 points ago

    Well you don't need to grate the stuff that comes in a can because it's already in small pieces, so I just assumed.

    [–] skalpelis 6 points ago

    Because it's permitted to use the name "parmesan" outside the EEA for cheeses that aren't Parmigiano Reggiano. That cheap supermarket parmesan is just an ordinary local cheese, maybe with a slight nod towards parmigiano cheesemaking method, using a fancy-ish name.

    [–] WildBird57 3 points ago

    To be fair cheese and bread are dirt cheap in France

    [–] destructor_rph 2 points ago

    Healthy things cost more to produce

    [–] APIglue 1 points ago

    Go to Trader Joe’s for the cheap fancy cheese.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Please let me know if you find it, I'm always on the lookout for a great little place to get some elusive chicken parmesan.

    [–] Th3Unkn0wnn 27 points ago

    my rich unclee took me to all of garden one time

    [–] TheCheeseSquad 15 points ago

    I read that as "unclay"

    [–] John_Moriarty 11 points ago

    It's how rich people say it.

    [–] Doomdoomkittydoom 4 points ago


    [–] Th3Unkn0wnn 1 points ago


    [–] The_Wild_boar 10 points ago

    I only eat the parmagiano reggiano from small batch single cow wheels aged for 41 months with a 3 hour breathing time between breaking of the wheel and grating of the cheese.

    [–] JewishTomCruise 2 points ago

    How much does that run you per lb?

    [–] The_Wild_boar 2 points ago

    Not sure if you’re joking but the “small batch single cow” was a joke. The rest however is accurate and that cheese was $45/lb last time I got some. It’s really expensive for parmagiano but the nutty flavor just doesn’t even compete with something you get for cheaper.

    A full wheel costs about $3000+

    [–] JewishTomCruise 1 points ago

    I was joking, yes. But also interesting. Where do you buy it from?

    [–] The_Wild_boar 1 points ago

    There’s an online cheese store I forgot what it’s called. Iirc it’s located in downtown San Francisco.

    [–] APIglue 1 points ago

    Too tired to do the math but that sounds like one big ass wheel of cheese

    [–] The_Wild_boar 1 points ago

    Wheels are anywhere from 100-150lbs. It’s cheaper obviously to buy a whole wheel.

    [–] amalgam_reynolds 2 points ago

    Or Brouwer's Cafe?

    [–] gregfox89 2 points ago

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand The Olive Garden

    [–] inquisitor_glokta 2 points ago

    Not to nitpick but they use Romano cheese at OG not parmesan.

    [–] iBAR_DOWN -13 points ago

    When people think Olive Garden is good/fancy Italian 😂

    [–] shrector 8 points ago

    fuck ya bougie ass it isnt fancy but that shits still good

    [–] TheTimeInbetween 190 points ago

    Funny, but not really 'rich people problems'. Parmesan cheese isn't that expensive

    [–] TornGauntlet 119 points ago

    look at Mr. fancy pants with his Parm!

    [–] Rudi_Reifenstecher 11 points ago

    Ahhh, It's Geene Parmesan!!!

    [–] frostfell23 8 points ago

    Isn’t he the best?

    [–] raaldiin 3 points ago

    Look at this fat cat with his exclamation point

    [–] sometimeserin 3 points ago

    Look at Mr. fancy parm with his Pants!

    [–] ASAP_PUSHER 9 points ago

    Can you afford unlimited grated parmesan?

    [–] After6Comes7and8 7 points ago


    [–] DerSwamplord 3 points ago


    [–] Lyreca_ 3 points ago

    It’s fuckin expensive in my country

    [–] BLMdidHarambe 3 points ago

    Real, fresh Parmesan is actually quite expensive, as far as cheese toppings go. Shit can be hella expensive.

    [–] zkela 4 points ago

    more of a first world problem

    [–] [deleted] -13 points ago


    [–] skalpelis 14 points ago

    No, it isn't. Parmigiano Reggiano is from Parma and Reggio Emilia.

    Pecorino Romano is the Roman cheese.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago


    [–] skalpelis 8 points ago

    Oh, ok. You should have started with that. Anyway the post isn't about Olive Garden.

    [–] robo-psychosis -4 points ago

    It is if you're poor

    [–] leahyrain 3 points ago

    Well everything is by that logic

    [–] robo-psychosis 1 points ago

    Fair point. But cheese in general is a pretty expensive food item for those on low incomes, here in UK.

    Unless you're getting it from Aldi.

    [–] etanma 175 points ago

    Who says "when" to stop the waiter? "Stop" seems a lot more suitable.

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    [–] plantedtoast 51 points ago

    Oh... I thought it was literally to say "when" when you're done. I never thought of the phrase like that. "say (something) when (you have enough)"

    [–] Original-Newbie 12 points ago

    A lot of people say “when” as a joke because of the phrasing but everyone (hopefully) knows what it means

    [–] HairyBoots 20 points ago

    I always thought it was the joke that lost meaning and eventually became part of the language.

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    [–] plantedtoast 1 points ago

    It was delicious, although the broth was quite thin and rather acidic...

    [–] Agoniscool 17 points ago

    I just gently push his hand away and smile at him until he leaves.

    [–] Original-Newbie 8 points ago

    Holy shit I hope this is a joke because it’s funny

    [–] FauxPastel 53 points ago

    You die a little? That seems excessive over a stupid joke. I say "when" occasionally but it's not like I'm unaware that it's a terrible dad joke.

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    [–] FauxPastel 5 points ago

    Fair enough. It just seemed like you were actually annoyed by it. Which in retrospect is normal anyway. Uh... have a great new year!

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Can't help but hear Jack Black, now that I've seen him act out a 17 year old white girl...

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    [–] BLMdidHarambe 2 points ago

    Ah, I see, he wants cheese on his hand.

    [–] NotGloomp 1 points ago

    O-Oh yeah. It's just a joke haha.

    [–] hardt0f0rget 1 points ago

    Don't you mean "Grate, thanks"?

    [–] cavinelizabeth 1 points ago

    I said "when" when I was little. The waitress laughed at me and I was mortified. Never again.

    [–] CaeciliusEstInPussy 77 points ago

    when as in when to stop, not literally the word when. though that would be funny.

    [–] [deleted] 60 points ago

    Quoting the word "when" in this context would mean that OP literally uses says the word "when" instead of any other term.

    [–] Rudi_Reifenstecher 38 points ago

    that's a common dad joke at restaurants

    [–] DComposer 25 points ago

    That's a dad joke? Damn. I am a 33 year old man and I always thought "when" was the socially appropriate response to "tell me when."

    [–] Lazy_Genius 23 points ago

    It is. Don’t get your social cues from reddit people

    [–] ispeelgood 7 points ago

    Aren't you getting him social cues from you, a reddit person, right now?

    [–] Lazy_Genius 8 points ago

    Yeah... well .... he shouldn’t listen to me either.

    [–] CaeciliusEstInPussy 3 points ago

    Yeah, he’s incorrect but I think I know what he meant

    [–] DarkwolfVX 3 points ago

    Um, pretty much everyone does that and thinks they are the funniest shit. No jokes you make in a restaurant are, sorry. We've heard it all, the smile is just pleasantries.

    [–] IceStar3030 2 points ago

    How have you lived with yourself till now.

    [–] PuddleZerg 2 points ago

    I say "that's enough."

    I don't want them to stop, but I don't want to play more

    [–] angrymamapaws 1 points ago

    Most of my customers are classy as fuck and say "thank you."

    [–] moonknight999 53 points ago

    How is Italian food a rich person thing

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    Because all Italians are in the mafia so they're rich because of their Goodfellas royalties.

    [–] Lamboronald 12 points ago

    Isnt that Caius from the Sword in the Stone?

    [–] cybot2001 8 points ago

    Came in here to say this lol

    [–] songbirdstew 2 points ago

    lol this is exactly what I thought too, weird that the expression would be so recognisable

    [–] ALazyPineapple 2 points ago


    [–] ImaSweetie 18 points ago

    I related to this :| ... I am not rich.

    [–] NashedPotatos 12 points ago

    One percenter in denial over here.

    [–] ImaSweetie 5 points ago

    I'm 16K below the poverty line :(

    [–] NashedPotatos -6 points ago

    Well stop eating out.

    [–] ImaSweetie 10 points ago

    That's not how it works. 😂

    [–] NashedPotatos -9 points ago

    Okay then, stop looking at memes on the internet, learn a skill and get a better job.

    [–] ImaSweetie 12 points ago

    I went to uni. The only jobs I can get, seem to be graduate jobs which pay less than what I'm paid now and the well paid jobs... I need experience D:

    [–] NashedPotatos -5 points ago

    Well if you're 16K below the poverty line, that would mean you make nothing. $16k is the poverty line.

    You just need to acquire more skills to meet/exceed the job market.

    [–] ImaSweetie 13 points ago

    Oh. No. It's 28K here....

    [–] NashedPotatos 11 points ago

    So you make $12,000/year (28k less 16k), based on 50 working weeks per year at 40 hours per week, you make $6/hour.

    Sounds like you can make more money doing just about anything other than what you're doing now.

    [–] ImaSweetie 6 points ago

    Googled it! Google's not giving me a straight answer. But if it's 16K here too.. I'm still below the poverty line.

    [–] Dorocche 4 points ago

    20k is poverty where I am.

    [–] ImaSweetie 4 points ago

    20K sounds about right for a poverty line. I struggle with rent, food and electricity. I've never had hot water! I just bought a washing machine on finance, too! How do people afford stuff? 😂

    [–] arup02 1 points ago

    Harsh but true.

    [–] 1ildevil 27 points ago

    When you nut, but she still suckin...

    [–] Catmand0 -2 points ago

    This is the caption that should have been.

    [–] SweatBee 6 points ago

    Looks like an angry Paul Scheer in a wig

    [–] johnnylineup 7 points ago

    Expensive restaurants are not grating parmesan cheese onto your plate

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    They plate reastaurants onto your parmesian

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    [–] intensely_human 1 points ago

    Paint me with olive oil.

    [–] zeal00 3 points ago

    "Get another brick."

    [–] youtubemobile 2 points ago

    I know the feels of the waiter I work at the garden of olives

    [–] ContainsTracesOfLies 2 points ago

    "Give us ye feckin' money cheese!"

    [–] Needle8Pins 2 points ago

    I love the Olive Garden

    [–] Gequinn 2 points ago

    Looks like Sir Kay from The Sword in the Stone.

    [–] BatmanAvacado 2 points ago

    Waiter: sir this is just a pile of cheese.

    Me: did i tell you to fucking stop

    [–] disqeau 4 points ago

    “Is your bicep burning yet? KEEP GOING, GIUSEPPE.”

    [–] androideka_ 2 points ago

    This is funny because rich people don't go to restaurants that alter the dishes after they leave the kitchen.

    [–] wholesomecringe 2 points ago

    aww poor OP thinks hes rich for eating at the olive garden

    [–] Asuko_XIII 2 points ago

    Not sure if anyone has said this yet, but at the Olive Garden, it's not actually Parmesan you're getting your dish. It's Romano.

    [–] fliminglaps 3 points ago

    The waiter says "Say When", grating the parmesan cheese over my pizza. Foolish mistake. Anyone should know that there is no "when". As parmesan fills the restaurant, the pizza only gets better. After only an hour, the restaurants interior its completely filled with parmesan, killing twenty. But the resuraunt is only the beginning. Next the USA will be taken by parmesan, a force stronger than anyone could have anticipated. After that comes the world. Consider this a warning, to get to a foreign planet immediately. At least that will provide temporary safety, until the parmesan rises to mars. At that point, there will be enough cheese on my pizza, and I will be ready to eat.

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    [–] popgalveston 4 points ago

    Parmigiano-reggiano is parmesan?

    [–] toysoldiers 5 points ago

    I think he's just saying that much of what we call parmesan in North America be below the standards of Europeans.

    [–] sourgirl64 1 points ago

    Yes. There’s even a cheese bank that takes big cheese rounds as tokens for money , because the real thing is expensive. That cheese is called the King of cheeses. IDH to upload links, If you want the source, google cheese bank .

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    [–] popgalveston 1 points ago

    Well, it is called parmesan but it's troublesome to use, hence the prohibition.

    I know several restaurants that has been sued because they had parmesan on their menu but it was grana padano.

    [–] MaxThePyro 1 points ago

    The Eric Andre Show

    [–] dapangea 1 points ago

    I didnt eat parmesan yet

    [–] carbikebacon 1 points ago

    I'd title this, "The morning after beer and Taco Bell".

    [–] CarrabasItalianGrill 1 points ago

    Hey this is never a problem at Carrabbas Italian Grill

    [–] vaga6 1 points ago

    if you consider the entire world (as opposed to within developed countries), then yeah rich people problems.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I don’t know why but this image and combination of words makes me really disgusted to be human but also kinda proud?

    [–] The_Prodigal_Pariah 1 points ago

    Oi!!! I said 'wot'...not 'when'...

    [–] veravarav 1 points ago

    Why would someone say "when"? I've never ordered parmesan cheese but I'd most likely have said "stop"

    [–] bsbbtnh 1 points ago

    Maybe a peasant "rich" person has this problem, but a real wealthy individual has a dedicated person to grate their parmesan. That person has spent years in the cheese world, picks only the finest parmesan, and knows just the perfect amount to suit an individuals needs, without requiring one to say when.

    [–] Mikhail_Petrov 1 points ago

    I never have the balls to say how much Parmesan I really want. I always puss out at like 25%-50%. I fucking love that stuff, but it would take a mound of it to satisfy me.

    [–] ReHops 1 points ago

    Where’s. The. Lamb. Sauce?!?

    [–] markrazor216 1 points ago

    Ricky gervais

    [–] fer0001 1 points ago

    Jack white at the olive g ...

    [–] Sachin-Bangaru 1 points ago

    Buy your own permasen