by jemma margaret
Three may be considered a crowd, but not when it comes to a 750 mL bottle of wine. In that case three seems to be the perfect number so that no one suffers from deprivation and no one stumbles home (unless the two happen to be my sister and I after one of us has eaten a steak–then we’d like a whole bottle, please).
I’d also venture to say (though surely at the risk of losing public support) that three is also a good number for dessert sharing. This can also help avoid the unfortunate, infinitesimal sliver scenario where dessert approaches, but never reaches, the limit of being finished.
Ghosts of departed desserts–Bishop Berkeley would be appalled.