I encountered a situation this evening at a potluck and I am not quite sure what I think of it. I am debating it internally so I thought I would bring it here.
We were at a birthday party today that was a potluck bbq. We all brought meat and a salad. At the end of the night the hostess tidied up and put all of the food away leaving empty containers on the table.
I am not sure whether it is a polite thing to do to claim all of the leftovers at a party that was potluck. It doesn't feel right to me. But I am not sure if it is actually a rude thing to do. When I host and am dealing with leftovers I tend to ask those who had brought the food if they want to take or leave them. Or I tell everyone to take a bit. We all put into it so I figure we should all benefit if there is food left. But maybe that is just me.
What do you think? Who gets the leftovers at a potluck?