Nah. Some people don't need other people around them for everyday tasks. My time in a restaurant is when I catch up on my reading. It's quiet, people bring me drinks. I like the solitude. It's a completely different experience from a night out with my friends, where we are talking, and sharing food. Picking on each other. That's all nice too, but sometimes you just want to be alone with the voices.
>go to vegas alone a few times a year
>day drink tallboys of $1 beer for 12hrs straight
>walk up and down the strip eating crab legs at whatever buffet is closest when I get drunk hungry
I can't help but feel a little sad for people when I see them alone at a restaurant. They're surrounded by laughing young couples and businessmen talking business and happy families, and they're just sitting there, just eating :/
It's not weird though, you go to eating establishments to eat don't you?
See, I never feel weird about it. I see people all the time around here eating alone. Most bring something to do. It's good multitasking time. I tend to leave the laptop at home if I'm in a place that I have to get up to get my own food, but having various requirements documents laid around for me to take notes on while I eat is common. I see all kinds of people getting shit done while they eat.
I do feel bad about the people that eat alone and just stare into space though. But then., I don't know what's on their mind at the time. Maybe they're curing cancer in there?
>go to the local hibachi grill place for my birthday two years ago
>by myself because dad was working and my mother is a cunt
>none of my friends can afford the place on a whim, would feel bad making them pay since it's like $30+ a plate
>get there, ask for a grill table
>find out they apparently only do that for parties of two or more
>mfw I have to sit on the other side of the restaurant
>not even the same menu but they let it slide since it was my birthday
I don't eat enough to justify going to a buffet. However, I do eat alone most of the time. I prefer a quiet, peaceful meal. Nevertheless, as an earlier poster noted, going out with family or friends is very enjoyable at times. I wouldn't turn down an invitation.
It's only pathetic because you're hypersensitive to other people's opinions about you. As you get older, you stop giving a fuck about most stuff - especially what teenagers and young people think.
Buffets are the easiest restaurants to go to alone. Most busy restaurants won't bundle solo attendants at the same table, but buffets frequently will. You feel less resented when you're not taking an entire table to yourself.
I love going to restaurants alone. When I do, I can always find a seat, even if it's one of those restaurants that requires reservations. You start to realize that a whole lot of restaurants open up to you just by going alone.
no, not at all. I go to the chinese place alone here all the time.
I get a plate and put a layer of honey chicken down on the bottom. Next to that they have some general tso's chicken which I put a layer of on top. Then 3 of those chicken on a stick things. 2 or 3 stuffed mushrooms, one of the small steaks and a slice of pizza. (these are small, like frozen oven cooked pizza) If Im in the mood I grab a taco.
Then after setting the plate down on the table you go to the soup section and grab a bowl. You then take this bowl back over to the main buffet and fill with pork fried rice and lo mein.
2 or 3 trips and it's $8 very well spent
god. Knew this girl that drove me crazy (both good and bad ways) She would go to vegas every year and just sit down at the slots and get free cocktails brought to her all the time. Tells me she ends up spending maybe $5. but because she spreads it out so well and there for so long they end up bringing her free buffet coupons.
Free drinks, food, and a couple wild nights of sex with several people every year. Fucking women man.
It's not normal, in my opinion.
I see buffets as places you'd go on birthdays, when meeting with friends you don't see every day and other not-as-common occasions.
You can pull it off if you're not fat, though.
All casinos give out free drinks. You can do what she's doing if you wanted. I imagine it's much easier at Las Vegas because of the crowded casinos, but I generally don't do it where I live because the casinos aren't as busy and those waitresses will notice if I'm not doing anything.