Keep meaning to go to The Italian Club for dinner between finishing PhD work and going to my other job, cheeky solo pasta and wine to kill an hour, gonna do it in the new year I reckon
Ask if you can move to a bigger table
I think people doing things on their own are cool as fuck.
Have done this loads and approve of it. Used to hate it, but then realised it’s one of those situations where you think everyone is looking at you and forming an opinion, whereas in fact no-one is giving you any thought whatsoever.
Never done it - just never had the occasion to. I’ve always quite fancied the kind of job where I’m in some city for the evening and have a wander around on my own for a couple of hours. (Did this pre COVID when I went to Chester for a football match but couldn’t find anywhere I fancied)
It’s perfectly fine to do, but usually find I have a tendency to eat quicker, as if I’m somehow not actually comfortable being there on my own.
Can I just not go at all?
Sorry mate. New law. Once a week
Does stuff like McDonalds count?
Out out or go to prison. New rishi thing. Fast food is ok 3 months out of twelve
think I’ll just die if that’s ok thanks
No I’ve got one rishi exception and it’s now yours (living a bit tory but voting labour membership pack). You do not need to do it now
thanks but now I feel guilty for depriving somebody else of this so I’ll just go to the restaurant and eat my fancy delicious meals
Ok enjoy bammers please post photos
Fine for others, can’t square it for myself. Will always feel guilty it’s a waste of money, can’t enjoy it. Won’t even enter my head to do, haven’t even had a takeaway in about four months. I wonder why I’m miserable.
I do this more nowadays but when I was younger I avoided it at all costs. I felt really exposed and vulnerable. The times I had to, I would often order something healthy that I didn’t enjoy purely so people wouldn’t judge me.
Last time I ate alone was maccy do’s though as it was the only place near where I got my tattoo and I hadn’t eaten all day. Still anxious but not as bad as I used to be. I know a lot of people find it relaxing but I am just too hyper-aware and paranoid about other people to enjoy it
It’s ok. Not really that good though is it (let’s be honest with ourselves)
Shhh. Let’s pretend, eh?
Don’t think I’ve ever eaten in a proper restaurant on my tod, though mainly because it’s ever come up, not because I’ve something against it. McDonalds or something, yeah, loads of times, but that doesn’t feel like the same thing.
Question for the “take a book” crowd, how to juggle flipping pages with using a knife and fork? Seems impractical. That’s why Maccy Ds feels different, can just stick headphones on and entertain myself while I munch away, but would few weird doing that in a restaurant where I had to interact with wait staff.
Much rather eat somewhere quick and cheap then go to the pub by myself, the truly joyful solitary activity.
That’s while you’re waiting for the food to turn up, not while you’re eating it