Was at a nice Italian place last night and ordered the Bistecca medium rare. It came well-done. I debated long and hard, before finally asking the steak to be re-fired.
I used to have no problem sending food back, particularly when it's an item that was clearly asked to be prepared in a certain manner, but came totally different than asked. But over the years, I've become increasingly aware of food waste and just how fortunate I am that I can usually eat what I choose.
And in this case (and others), it's become a huge internal struggle for me between getting what I want but also not wasting a perfectly good piece of meat that many many people could never dream of throwing away.
Does anyone else go through this? Just curious because certainly the Chowhound population is a) inclined to be picky about the way food is prepared but also b) very aware of social topics regarding food, such as waste