lonely table just for one

I had about an hour to kill waiting for Steev downtown where he was attending a business event. I did a bit of window-shopping but soon got ravenously hungry. Thankfully I found a McD’s nearby where I could park myself with a strawberry sundae, large fries and coffee.

Not to worry though, I won’t be needing the best diet pills in town afterwards. I’m still sore about those pounds I lost. At any rate, I chose a table facing the entrance. I tend to do that when I’m eating alone. That way, I can idly watch the world go by 😆 .

Come to think of it, it’s been ages since I last ate out alone. I used to do it all the time when I was working in Corporate Tower. I didn’t have fixed lunch partners at the office. I had this habit of going out for lunch at odd hours, usually earlier than most folks. Sometimes I’d come back late, and there just aren’t that many folks who do that 😉 .

So yeah, I do relish a meal alone. It’s very liberating. Sometimes I just don’t feel like talking and I don’t particularly care to listen to someone else’s problems or who’s killing who in current office politics. Sometimes I bring a book to read. Sometimes I just want to eat what I want to eat and not have to compromise with what the crowd wants.

Am I wierd? Some years ago, I read a magazine article where many people, especially the women, said they are either afraid or embarrassed or don’t like eating out alone. What about you?

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