Published By: 1World Online
When given a choice, I would prefer fine dining over casual fare anytime. After all, why would I want to sit in a cheap, bodega-like environment when I could sit my butt down on a plushy-padded chair, and be treated like royalty?
Fast food joints may be good for a quick, sodium-spiked-meal, but if I am going to clog my arteries and die, I would much rather go out surrounded by style and grace.
Go ahead, call me snobby, but the way I look at it, every restaurant is just one, ticked-off, health-inspectors fine away from having their doors shut. If I have to race for the exits, at least I’ll be spared getting gnawed at by the lower-class, type kitchen rats.
Sure, going to a casual eatery is a lot cheaper, and you can bring your dog, and let your kids run around like mutating zombies, but would those conditions make for an enjoyable, dining experience? Why spend your money, and have to tolerate a zoo-like, atmosphere? A “Happy Meal” isn’t very pleasant when the people sitting next to you are having a verbal altercation, and throwing French fries at each other.
That is not going out to eat – that is intentionally looking to share your misery with others.
I like to escape the frustrations and anxieties of a hectic work week. Wearing a sports jacket, a tie, and then being escorted to my table by a well-dressed, maitre d’, is more classy than having a waitress throw a dirty menu at me and saying, “Whaddya have?”
There is simply, no comparison.
Sometimes in life, we have to be good to ourselves. We work hard for our money and should spoil ourselves accordingly. Having dinner at a five-star, restaurant, on a special occasion, where fine-cuisine, and opulence abounds is a satisfying respite from the daily tribulations of a world gone horribly wrong.
It makes me feel dignified, cultured, civilized, and for that one, fleeting moment, worthy of society’s, sumptuous rewards.
© Joseph E. Rathjen – 2014 – All Rights Reserved
Joseph E. Rathjen is a freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Research Engine.