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(Time)   Restaurants now seating socially awkward single diners with giant stuffed animals to make them feel less socially awkward   (time.com) divider line 120
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2014-04-29 10:23:44 AM
cdn2-b.examiner.com

Introducing your new dining companions...

/only the popular loners get more than one!
//seriously, this would make a lol-worthy pshop event
 
2014-04-29 10:25:16 AM
Before I even clicked the link, I knew...

Japan.
 
2014-04-29 10:39:19 AM

DarkVader: brimed03: Fano: brimed03: LaurenAguilera: I always bring a book. A real book, hardcovered and old time-y...not my kindle, because f*ck it... if I'm eating alone I want to look snobby and pretentious like maybe I'm too important to have a dinner date.

Or a crossword puzzle. I used to pull 'em up on my PC and print them out to bring with. Now I have an app.

/Shortyz app by Robert "kebernetz" Cooper

In college my lunch schedule didn't coincide with my friends so I usually ate by myself at a restaurant instead of the dining hall, and brought the crossword puzzle from that day's newspaper. I usually finished a shortz one, except on Friday. That's how I also learned to drink iced tea with no sweetener, but that's a CSB for another day.

/least interesting man in the world.
//stay hungry, my friends

Kept forgetting to get sugar packets and were afraid of someone stealing your coat and bag if you went up to get some after you settled in. We've all been there man.

/I *like* my ice tea with no sugar. Really.

If you wanted it sweet, why did you order it unsweet?

/Can't imagine trying to get tea sweet enough with packets.  That's what, a hundred of them?


Ok, i guess i get to tell THAT CSB. The restaurant i ate lunch at didnt have sweetened iced tea. So they brought out the packets. usually i had 2-3 glasses, to which there would be a mountain of sweetener wrappers, that i noticed didnt really make any sweeter, what with the not dissolving well in cold tea. So I gave up and just learned to like it. Much like british cuisine that was a result of WWII blitz deprivations.
 
2014-04-29 10:44:15 AM
Someone needs to mention The Planet of Leather Moomins here and it looks like it'll be me.

(Is this too obscure for Fark? I wouldn't expect it to be.)
 
2014-04-29 11:03:55 AM
To make the restauranteurs feel less socially awkward? Because the solo diners don't give a shiat about what other people think of them, I'm betting.

/why do you let what other people do in restaurants make you feel uncomfortable?
//and why is it so hard for you to just MYOB?
 
2014-04-29 11:52:18 AM

Fano: DarkVader: brimed03: Fano: brimed03: LaurenAguilera: I always bring a book. A real book, hardcovered and old time-y...not my kindle, because f*ck it... if I'm eating alone I want to look snobby and pretentious like maybe I'm too important to have a dinner date.

Or a crossword puzzle. I used to pull 'em up on my PC and print them out to bring with. Now I have an app.

/Shortyz app by Robert "kebernetz" Cooper

In college my lunch schedule didn't coincide with my friends so I usually ate by myself at a restaurant instead of the dining hall, and brought the crossword puzzle from that day's newspaper. I usually finished a shortz one, except on Friday. That's how I also learned to drink iced tea with no sweetener, but that's a CSB for another day.

/least interesting man in the world.
//stay hungry, my friends

Kept forgetting to get sugar packets and were afraid of someone stealing your coat and bag if you went up to get some after you settled in. We've all been there man.

/I *like* my ice tea with no sugar. Really.

If you wanted it sweet, why did you order it unsweet?

/Can't imagine trying to get tea sweet enough with packets.  That's what, a hundred of them?

Ok, i guess i get to tell THAT CSB. The restaurant i ate lunch at didnt have sweetened iced tea. So they brought out the packets. usually i had 2-3 glasses, to which there would be a mountain of sweetener wrappers, that i noticed didnt really make any sweeter, what with the not dissolving well in cold tea. So I gave up and just learned to like it. Much like british cuisine that was a result of WWII blitz deprivations.


I learned to use less sweetener when a friend gave me this tip - take a couple sips unsweetened first, then adding just a little will make it seem sweet enough.
It works.
 
2014-04-29 12:08:41 PM
www.redeyechicago.com
 
2014-04-29 12:11:50 PM

ltdanman44: seat me with this dude and i'll come

[heystupid.files.wordpress.com image 450x338]


or this dude!

static.comicvine.com
 
2014-04-29 01:35:47 PM
As a regular work traveler I do a lot of solo dining and rarely do I give a sh*t what anyone else might think about it. I've got my phone or a book or something, I'm fine with sitting at a table by myself. I've never had a problem with anyone telling me I was socially awkward or anything.

Frankly, compared to eating with my coworkers (the "let's look at every menu up and down the street before picking a place at random half an hour before closing and linger until the staff is all borrowing knives from the chef" crowd) it's heaven.
 
2014-04-29 04:33:38 PM
Ever feel self-conscious eating out alone?

That's not even physically possible for me to do... And, any woman who can do it is extremely flexible!
 
2014-04-29 05:16:47 PM
No different than this

fresnofilmworks.org
 
2014-04-29 05:18:13 PM
Being a hopelessly lonesome loser, I have, even as an adult, had to fabricate fake or imaginary companionship. I don't laugh with these folks but empathize deeply.

/CSB
//TMI
 
2014-04-29 05:36:30 PM
I think it would be fun to have a stuffed animal for a date.  We can have our good-byes, and not expect to get felt up in the process.
 
2014-04-29 05:40:05 PM
Going from feeling a little awkward to total humiliation in one easy step.  :(
 
2014-04-29 05:59:45 PM

eViLpOpTaRt: I think it would be fun to have a stuffed animal for a date.  We can have our good-byes, and not expect to get felt up in the process.


You could resist feeling that soft silky plush?!
 
2014-04-29 06:33:28 PM
Ever feel self-conscious eating out alone?

Nope. Sounds like an extrovert problem.
 
2014-04-29 06:50:02 PM
I would see this as ending up with a lot of sticky stuffed toys.
 
2014-04-30 03:07:03 AM
What did the father tomato say after he squashed his baby tomato who was lagging behind?

"You're dead, farker."
 
2014-04-30 06:25:12 AM
I travel the majority of the year with work living out of hotels.  I have no problem dining alone and am happy to sit at the bar if the restaurant is even moderately busy.  I don't feel self conscious at all about dining alone.  In my experience dining alone is seen as very awkward in Brazil.  It often takes a couple clarifications, between my poor Portuguese and the staff's being unaccustomed to seeing solitary diners, to convince the staff that I am not waiting on the rest of my party.

big pig peaches: When I go on business trips I usually end up eating alone in a restaurant. I'm usually just there to do a training so I don't know anyone. I'm actually disappointed when I am asked by whatever group to go out. There's something about being someplace completely unfamiliar and alone that's strangely peaceful.

I don't travel outside the US often, but eating alone seems to be more common in Europe.

 
2014-04-30 12:30:09 PM

imfallen_angel: So many losers... errr loners that prefer being alone than have company and be social, but then again, from what I see on Fark, I'm actually not surprised.  The odd thing is how much some stated things in a way that indicates that you can't function nor have any interest to interact with others in person, but yet, here you are on Fark stating to an audience of possibly thousands or more about how you're so "in" because you have no problem being a loner.

As a human psyche study, Fark is simply amazing at times.


Well, at least you found a way to tell us that you're better than us all.
 
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