When was the last time you said that? Or, have you ever?
Tonight I treated myself out to a night at a good chinese buffet restaurant I enjoy here in town. It's slightly pricy, but still worth it on an every-once-and-a-while basis. But what surprises me is how many people refuse to eat out alone.
I have no problem going out and eating alone. I did it tonight and have done it many times before. While I was sitting and eating tonight there were 4 or 5 others (though all older gentleman...maybe in their 40's or so) who all came in and ate alone while I was sitting there.
However, at least with a lot of my friends that I talk to, most people refuse to eat out alone. Why is this? Do you think it has to do with one's self-esteem or self-confidence? Like, "how will I look if I'm eating alone?" I'm not saying it's "bad" to not eat out alone, but I see it as a limitation if we are declining our choice to go out and eat if we don't have "someone" to go with us.
Well, I'm sure most of you are reading this saying, "well loser, i have a spouse, or a boyfriend or girlfriend so I don't need to eat out alone," but here is what i'd say to that: is it a "NEED" to have someone with you, or just a "WANT"? If it is a "need" then most likely you've never gone out and ate alone, however, if it is only a "want" then you should be able to go on without it, in other words, go out and eat alone, though it might not be your favorite thing to do.
Well....i'll just leave y'all with this...my fortune from my lovely fortune cookie following my meal tonight:
If you continually give, you will continually have.
Hmmm....well take that and this blog for whatever it's worth...and if that's nothing...you can at least go buy ya a lottery ticket with the six lucky numbers off the back of the fortune:
38, 16, 32, 14, 4, 41