So today at work we had a tray of doughnuts, my colleague called out to the office, "I'm going to have the last one unless anyone else would like it?". At this point, I realised that I don't think I've ever heard anyone respond saying that they would like the last thing and neither had any of my colleagues, which made me curious about how you would actually respond to that.
In the UK, it is fairly common to ask questions like:
- "Would anyone like the last thing?"
- "I'm going to eat the last thing, unless anyone wants it?"
- "Does anyone want the last thing? Otherwise I'll have it."
Such questions are a common way of declaring to people that you would, in fact, like the last thing that you're offering to others. So, it's a bit strange when someone would reply 'Yes'. I don't know how to respond when someone would do that.
If I were to ask a question like the ones above, and someone were to say that they wanted the last thing, what's the best way to respond?