I had lunch at one of my favorite diners just now, and decided to splurge on chicken friend steak, because they make it really well. I ordered my gravy on the side, but my server had a miscommunication with the kitchen, and I got it covered with the gravy.
I know this is common -- but I absolutely don't get it in any way. I feel the same about a lot of dishes, like tempura floating in broth, for example. Surely I can't be the only one who thinks the textural combination of fried batter and wetness totally ruins a dish.
I like some, but not all, of the bites dipped in the gravy as I go. That way, the breading stays crunchy. But I still prefer almost anything fried unadorned.
And no, I didn't send it back, but instead grumbled about it and annoyed my dining companion. But I have to say, it was a complete waste of the calories and fat