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Table for one! With no apologizes!


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Table for one! With no apologizes!

Starvin4U | Aug 6, 2007 08:30 PM

Can someone fill me in: why is it such taboo for someone who is hungry to eat alone.

Single people; anyone who travels; men and women with independent spouses, help me out here: What is someone suppost to do when they are hungry and do not have time or access to a place to cook?

I live in a prime foodie location (Yonge & Eg). When under deadline it is just so conveninet to walk any which way and grab a bite. And sure take out is fine, but when working from home hours on end without taking a break it is so nice to have a change of scenary (even if there is no time to take a break from the work).

Earlier today I went to Sushi Eaton. I sat on the patio and ordered a meal to go (for later that evening) and a tray of sushi and miso soup for here. The food was excellent, but the service was really very bad!

I was not asked if I wanted something to drink. I was given my miso soup without any utensils or napkins (but maybe that's the way its suppose to be given). Then, before I was given my sushi, I was given my bill. Some time later I was given my packages of food to go. When I asked where my sushi was, they reached into the bag and pulled out my sushi. They said that they thought I only wanted my miso soup to go.

So I sat there staring at the sushi. Some time later the waitress came by my table and asked me if I needed a plate. To which I replied that it is not so much a plate that I need as some soy sauce. She then reached into the bottom of my takeout bag and handed me a few packages of soy sauce and placed them on the table. My only reply being a cold 'I cannot believe that you are making me eat out of a plastic bag inside of your restaurant' stare. Sometime later she returned with a plate and soy sauce. The rest of the meal was great. And they even came around to ask me if I wanted something to drink! (Which I did!)

I don't know. I found that quite rude.Still the food was good so I actually ordered another round of sushi, which meant that they had to re-issue me the check! I don't know though, are they rude to everyone the same way? Is hunger something that only couples are entitled to? Somebody please tell me, if I am hungry why should I not just go out and eat?


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