Sunday, November 09, 2008

Some food is worth eating alone for.

I have never enjoyed dining solo in restaurants. I don't mind ordering, picking up and taking restaurant food home to eat, but dining in? Hmmm, I always think to myself, everyone will make fun of me or stare at me and wonder "Why is that big girl alone? She needs some weight loss pills and a friend" and then feel sorry for me. No thanks!

I realize this is just my personal issue. I'm pretty sure people don't really think anything of it to be honest. I don't think those things when I see someone else eating alone in a restaurant, but I just can't help feeling self conscious in that situation.

Well, despite my self conscious feelings, I have done this about 4 times before. Generally, the food has to be really promising for me to consider breaking through those feelings. The first time was years ago, Tan Mi Chinese buffet. MMMm, good! All the other times, it has been Mexican food! Apparently I don't mind the self inflicted humiliation for a good enchilada!

4 comments:

Phoenix said...

You know I feel you on this and as a big girl I always think people are thinking the same! I do though eat out on occasion alone and usually for Mexican food also! lol My favorite are cheese enchiladas! I say screw them all if they are thinking that! Love ya Becca!! :)

Vivian said...

No i don't like doing. I have but you can count the times on one hand. For me, I just pick it up and go home. The only place I have eaten by myself is Cracker Barrel I think too, the waitress needs bigger tables filled..to get the bigger tip. Do you think the waitress gives better service if the table isn't just women?

Tina Kubala said...

It never bothered me to eat out alone at long as I had the company of a good book. If nothing else, it looks like I'm alone on purpose so I can read.

forgetfulone said...

A good enchilada is definitely worth it! I've been known to dine alone in Mexican or fast food restaurants. I don't like it, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.