'Just one?' at restaurants?
When you are eating alone, what have your experiences been? And your reactions?
Let me precede sharing my own experiences by saying that most of the time, I don't encounter problems. But when I *do*, it has been blatantly obvious that the reason is that I'm there alone.
Most of the time when the host/hostess that seats you wants to know how many are in your party, they simply look at me and ask "One today?" which I don't mind. But when they say "Just one?" it makes my hair stand on end! I want to say, "Gee, thanks for reminding me," as if seeing all the couples eating together would make me forget I'm alone.
I dislike being seated at crappy tables near the kitchen, bathrooms, etc., which happens a lot when I eat alone. I also have great difficulty finding coupons that a single person can use to eat out with (non-fast food places)--they are geared to couples (or two people) dining out together. You know, the buy one, get the second at half-price type things.
And while I'm at it, being forgotten by the waiter/waitress has happened once too often, too!
Am I the *only one* (pun intended!) that's had these experiences?