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View Poll Results: Would you eat alone in a restaurant?
Yes, why wouldn't I? 42 73.68%
No way, far too weird or embarrassing or stressful. 9 15.79%
Other.... ? 6 10.53%
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:00 PM
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I just like to be cooked for and cleaned up after sometimes. And/or enjoy a nice, quiet, well-prepared meal by myself.

Plus... my husband has some food allergies and there are certain places I like where he simply can't eat anything on the menu. So if I want to eat there I either go by myself, with a friend, or not at all. And sometimes I can't make schedules work with friends, so... alone I go with a book.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:08 AM
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Before Indy I never went anywhere alone. I usually have to have someone with me. If I was going to go out to get food, it's to a fast food place with a drive thru. And it usually sucked because going to stores required someone free to go with me.

Now I actually go shopping by myself.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:33 AM
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Occasionally. I go to the Mexican restaurant in the same shopping center as my work every now & then... I find it relaxing for my one hour lunch break during hours of chaos.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 AM
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How do people cut their food and hold a novel open at the same time? This is a skill I haven't mastered yet lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:45 AM
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How do people cut their food and hold a novel open at the same time? This is a skill I haven't mastered yet lol

Tch. Order something that can be diced with a fork/grasped in one hand/folded and speared without risk of springing off the fork. If it can't do any of those things, it's not worth eating. What happens next is much more important.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:00 AM
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This thread is interesting! Ice never eaten alone at a restaurant, and it's unlikely I ever would, although Fran points out lots of good reasons.

It's not because I'd be embarrassed or find it awkward...I do plenty of things alone people might find weird, like shows or concerts or something...

But to me, the only reason to dine out are social ones. Maybe if I was a foodie or it was a really interesting restaurant I wanted to try and had no one to go with...but otherwise I couldn't justify spending that money on food/service just to read in public.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:56 PM
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I have been to a sit down restaurant many many times as well as subway, fast food & the movies back when I was single & never had an issue or felt like it was weird ... But that being said ... I did ask them to always sit me (if it was possible) in a corner booth/table lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:23 PM
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I used to do this often when I lived in Chicago. Saturdays were my night out with myself and it usually included dinner and a classical music-type concert.

Now I prefer to save my money so have little occassion to eat at a nice restaurant at all.

Gosh! Totally forgot. I travel to Europe by myself and what better way to enjoy the local cuisine.
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I think I do that more than I do with other people, haha.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 PM
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Oh I rarely if ever have a problem justifying spending money.
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