The All You Can Eat Buffet
Monday, May 20, 2013
I touched on this on a message board, but I really want to expand on it because I don't think people quite understood what I was getting at...
About a week ago, a friend and I went out to an all you can eat Chinese buffet that had just opened up. It had a very large selection of different foods. They had a Hibachi Grille along with a full sushi bar and a bar of Traditional (as in Americanized Traditional) Chinese food.
I made my selections -- I had a chicken on a stick, some grilled veggies and chicken with teriyaki sauce, a bite of cake and some watermelon. I thought everything was fabulous! It was very fresh and very flavorful!
When the checks came, my friend apologized to me for "not getting my moneys worth" I was a little stunned? I had a lovely dinner, I was no longer hungry, I enjoyed the food and I enjoyed the company. How did I not get my moneys worth?
I then realized that he, along with so many other people, associate eating in excess (or as my grandmother would say, making a hog out of yourself) as getting your moneys worth. I too used to be one of those people. If I didn't have 10 platefuls of food, then I didn't get my moneys worth... What is that even about? Seriously? No wonder I was so fat!
So, in conclusion, I have learned that getting your moneys worth at a restaurant isn't about being a pig and devouring everything on the table, but rather about enjoying your food and the people you are with.