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Honestly I wouldn't know if it's the same in your country, but here is mostly as common courtesy alongside wishing people to enjoy their meal.
Here you don't do it in a restaurant or another food/drink venue, but at work, in the park or other public places is as common as greeting someone you cross paths with. Here it's customary - but becoming much less frequent as well - to greet random passersbys if you pass near them, and if they are eating to wish them to enjoy their meal. Older people do it more than younger ones.
As a fun fact, my parents actually met this way - my father was on lunch break and eating his lasagne in the park, when a random girl passing by wished him to enjoy his meal and then asked if they were good. He shared some with her, they ate and chatted together, and the rest his history.
Granted, it was some 28 years ago, things were different and there wasn't Covid around...
As for your situation, it seems it's not usual to ask or wish those things to a stranger. Did he bother you? Did he try to start a conversation or he just said it while passing by? If he said while he was just passing by and with no intention to stop, I'm inclined to think he was just trying to be polite or it just jumped on his mind. If he said it while trying to start a conversation, maybe he was interested in you and was trying to break the ice. Surely it's weird to approach someone sitting in their car, even here!2
There are people who like to talk to everyone. Then there are people who think it’s weird when strangers attempt to talk to you. My mum would talk to everyone, used to embarrass the heck out of me as a kid. As we sometimes do, I picked up the habit. I tend to have a better feel for people who would accept it better though. Usually pick on the loudest in the group when walking by just to get a laugh. It’s fun.22
People can be stranged, we had this elderly woman who had mental health issues plus she had to deal with a husband who ran around on her and many times she come to our house to stay we give her meals and she would do house cleaning for my mom but she was a sweet woman but sometimes she would go to McDonald's asking the people if the food was good and she was paranoid but was on medication it was sad cause she didn't have many people to rely on and her only son was on drugs and he was in an accident and killed on jet skies on the river so sad but she was like family to us10
I always find this weird regardless of who's asking, like you're ever going to say, "oh no it's absolute shit, I love eating shit food" 🤣11
Yeah that is a bit weird for him to ask that while you were in your car.11
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nosy, or maybe if it is bad they will not eat there.12
Probably because they're hungry and your answer can influence whether or not they copy you and order what you did. Or they just want to talk to somebody and it's an excuse to start a conversation with you.2
Seems a bit odd, it is rude. I’ve never had this happen to me before. Then again I don’t eat so lol17
Don't know, I was eating a candy bar a couple weeks ago and some lady asked me if it was good and she laughed11
He could be trying to make conversation or show an interest. He also could be looking looking a recommendation10
Where I'm from this is just something people do. It isn't seen as creepy, rude, or "weird". Then when I moved to a bigger city, people were more closed off and didn't talk to strangers.1
In that situation he did it because he finds you attractive but he was too weak to tell you what he really thought. Normally if a guy saw another guy eat something 200 times... he might only ask about it once.0
Because inquiring minds want to know.
Maybe they were hungry and wanted your rating of what you were eating. Or maybe it was just a line to talk to you.2
Did you cook the food yourself at home or did you buy it from outside? If you're outsourcing, other people want to know how that business cooks. that's why he asked you. No, if you brought it from home, I don't know why it asks. maybe she just wanted to know if she cooks well.0
I can honestly say I've never had this happen to me before.10
Never happens to me, so I'm not sure. Maybe they are thinking of having what you're having, maybe they are really hungry and seeing your food is giving them cravings.10
They're probably hungry themselves. I haven't ever had people do anything like that unless they're looking at getting whatever I'm eating though.2
Yeh, I know it's annoying.
It's just because they want to eat somewhere good or they might be flirting with.10
You must be very attractive looking that’s just an excuse so they can talk to you10
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That’s why I always keep the windows closed.
This is DEFINITELY something I need to do from now on!
I recommend it.