Random Attendance Teenage Eaters. Teenagers who randomly show up at mealtimes. Can be either family members or friends of family teenager(s). RATEs make it impossible to plan a meal because the cook never knows: 1. If family RATE is eating or 2. If family RATE is bringing other RATES home.
Husband: What happened to that massive pot of spaghetti?
Wife: Graham brought home 5 RATES and they inhaled it!
Husband: Is there any cereal?
Wife: That was dessert.