Eating Alone Is The Hardest Thing To Do  

vrec_dawn 41M
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7/8/2006 11:41 am

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7/12/2006 5:21 pm

Eating Alone Is The Hardest Thing To Do

I don't know. Maybe I'm just so used to being married that I've forgotten what it's like to eat alone. Fast food isn't so bad. But it's when you're at an actual restaurant, all alone ... for some reason it's just really ... hard.

All that waiting. All that ... silence. Where I'd gotten so used to it being the only real time my ex and I would talk, now it's just me, twiddling my thumbs, wondering why I'm the only one there alone.

I don't know. Is it me? I mean it's been good for me to not be eating out like that so much anymore. It's saving me a fortune and I'm eating healthier. But it's like one of my favorite things to do is now so tremendously awkward. Is it like that for all single people? Or is it just me?

druidrocker 63F

7/9/2006 7:35 am

That is why I do take out. If I absolutely must eat out and I am alone - I make sure I have a book - it should be a small one - it should have an interesting cover - and you should not be embarrassed to be seen with it - it has started a conversation or two and then - wow - like magic - I am not alone - and if I am - well - I still have the book. You could always pretend I am sitting there and have a "silent" conversation w/me. People will think you are perhaps "insane" when you start laughing at nothing but - W T F - if they can't be bothered enough to talk to you then why should you care what they think. If I say something particularly interesting - write and let me know so I will make sure to actually say it someday.

vrec_dawn replies on 7/9/2006 11:12 am:
**ROFL** Too bad books won't fit into my pocket. Not a bad idea though. Usually I just sit and enjoy the muzac.

But unlike women, people won't come up to a man, so even if I didn't tend to pick low traffic times to eat where there aren't any people to talk to, I still doubt I'd get anyone's interest.

The silent conversation might be entertaining. Just one more notch on my way to the great padded white room and the jacket of the permanent hug. He he he he.

Mermaidslut 51F

7/11/2006 11:08 pm

i love going to a resturant alone, even bringing a book
it's all in the attitude

vrec_dawn replies on 7/12/2006 5:23 pm:
Maybe you're right. Maybe I just have to feel confident instead of weird and alone. In the future I'll try to get my 'tude on. He he he.

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