While I realize posting on CH comes with a little heir of snobbery, I'm sick and tired of going out to eat with people, who no matter how good or how bad, tell the waiter everything was great and tell their fellow diners "mine was terrific." These people seem to always fall into one category....parents who are out without their kids. How is it possible that every meal they have without their kids is so amazing? I just went away with friends and we had the "best" fries, burgers, pasta, pretzels, oysters, clams, chowder, breakfast and beers they've ever had. Which is amazing, because I thought the LAST time we went away we had the best of all of these.
Maybe it's just that I consider myself more knowledgable or maybe I'm a snob, but I love hearing honest opinions about food after a meal and it seems more times than not everyone "loves" their meal and I'm just saying "meh." I guess it is better than my one friend who hates everything and everywhere he goes that he doesn't suggest.