Eating Alone

I got these from Yahoo.com weeks ago. Maybe this may help some of you who always end up dining alone during lunch or dinner time. Here you go, tips on how-not-to-feel-humiliated when dining alone, modified version from PuRPLe LaDy.

1. Be Bookish. Having something to read not only keeps you from getting bored but also serves as a shield against wait staff pity or unwanted conversational overtures from fellow patrons.

2. Exude Confidence. Stride up to the hostess and proudly request your table. NEVER shrug or say, “just me =(” as though you’re apologizing. It takes guts to eat alone, and you should command the respect you deserve!

3. Eavesdrop. I like this! Come out with your innocent face while you’re dining and secretly listening to other’s conversations and gossips. Must be a lot of kisah rumahtangga can be heard there.

4. Befriend Your Blackberry. Yes, this is the most used by Malaysian! Look at handphone’s screen all the time, every second! But the fact is nothing is on the screen. Looks busy typing and receiving messages, but the truth is busy playing mobile games. While it’s impolite to do this in the company of others, it's an absolutely acceptable activity when you’re dining alone: Reading the news, checking your Twitter feed, fondly reading old emails from loved ones, or scanning your secret crush’s Facebook page...the wireless possibilities are endless.

5. Think Like A Food Critic. Pretend you are reviewing the restaurant. Bring along a pen and notebook with you. Observe the nuances of each course, take in the presentation, note the faults and strengths of the décor and keep a sharp eye on the service. This puts you in a position of judgment – always empowering.

6. Life Is Short, Enjoy The Food. Finally, remember to relax, enjoy yourself, and focus on the positives of solo dining. Just think: There will be no quibbling over who pays, no awkward pauses, and no drawn-out discussions about your companion's relationship or work problems. You really can be your own best dinner date!

Nah, bagi gambar semangat.

Chaiyok-chaiyok Girls!

Sekian, Kamsahamida~
FuRFLe Notes: Or, if you’ve still no guts, straightly go to the counter, order your food, tapau back and eat with your pets. Mcm PurPLe Lady. =D

16 doll(s) whispering:

ghimau said...
February 10, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Salam ziarah dari ghimau :)

ezzati said...
February 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM

skrg dh biasa makan sowang2..hehe..slalu mmg main ngan henset jeee..sms sume org..pksa org layan
:p

Aida The Pink Goddess said...
February 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM

heheh true!! polah main hp la plg best.hehe atau camwhore!!!!!!! hahaha

PurPLe LaDy said...
February 10, 2010 at 2:11 PM

ghimau,
tq.. ziarah la lagi. ;p

zati,
huhu.. tu la. slalu tgk kalo org len mkn sorg, mesti men ngn henset je.. hihi. wah, dh biasa? I tak bley lagi..tu yg tapau je mknn blk.

aida,
sik sy brani camwhore terang2an sorg2 rah kedey makan. mun camwhore rah kdey exclusive mok sy. lak ada urg ngaco. hihi

prettyrain said...
February 10, 2010 at 2:18 PM

"straightly go to the counter, order your food, tapau back and eat with your pets. Mcm PurPLe Lady. =D

hahhaaa. ari2 meza mkn sorg. lunch sorg, dinner sorg. relax je. tkyh nk btemankn hp pn

PurPLe LaDy said...
February 10, 2010 at 2:21 PM

wah.. yeker meza? gigih! bgs2. nk ikt meza lh cm nie.. org pyh x konpiden ngn diri sndiri nie, tu yg segan kalo x tapau.. len kali bleh try. good to know that we're all in the same boat! =)

Hazzy Ishak said...
February 10, 2010 at 4:12 PM

tak kisah pun makan sorg2, even kat restoran...
something ada gak yang memandang pelik..hehe

PurPLe LaDy said...
February 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM

hazzy,
wah.. kagum dengan u.. nak kne wat contoh nie.. nnti kalo i try and berjaya, i update kat sini. haha

Ms. Omey said...
February 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM

nice tips..sebenarnya i tak kisah pun mkn sorang2 tapi tulah masalahnya orang suka pandang2..ntah ape masalahnya..rasa cam nak cakap i'm paying for the food tau..

PurPLe LaDy said...
February 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM

omey,
dieorg pandang u sbb u cantik la dear...

kasyfi said...
February 10, 2010 at 8:37 PM

other way puasa, then after works ask ur partner to teman u mkn, and when he ask u back to teman him dinner, tell him xmau lah nnti i mkn mlm plak.

baik mkn kt opis jer lg baik.

yg benar,
-kt opis lg br pas mkn dlm cubicle-

✿Shiba Hisham✿ said...
February 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM

i use to do this all the time, since kwn2 semua bz working n my bf sgt jauh. yes,to tell the truth 1st time rs mcm kekok, lma2 dh bisa jek. shopping, eating n wtch muvi alone. kdg2 rs lg best dr jln rmai2. so tenang haha

Tihara said...
February 14, 2010 at 5:01 PM

eating alone?

too bad so sad..but there is no choice if we have to... :(

Anonymous said...
February 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Salam...

Just be confident, surely the others (esp girls) will envy you being so courageous eating alone..Hehe..Hv done it few times, n it works. Buat muka confident je. Penah makan sorg2 dlm restoran full with Puteri UMNO, n as a result, rmai yg pandang2 jeles kat I, hehehe..My other trick--books!always works..bring the complicated ones too, then u'll get some more jealous eyes..haha

PurPLe LaDy said...
February 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

shiba,
really? beshjugak tu kalo nak try. thanks! hehe.

tihara,
yes.. sgt sedih sbnrnye. hehe

anon,
thanks a lot! what a great advices and sharing. i'll try it.. hehe. tq2! =)