Choose Your Restaurant Quick Tips
This month is Choose Your Restaurant month. The Donkey provides tips on avoiding chick-food establishments.
A great way to avoid a nasty rabbit food place is to suggest eating at the restaurant when you know the line will be too long to wait. This idea reminds me of situations when someone asks a group of individuals for a volunteer. After the group is asked for help, I look around the room as if I am giving other people the opportunity to volunteer. Really though, I am looking to see who is about to raise their hand or stand up. Just as someone volunteers, I shout out or raise my hand a half-second behind. I get out of the assignment while at the same time I profess my desire to be a team player. Sorry, back to the restaurant…
As with all methods, this could backfire. What happens if you show up to the restaurant and the parking lot looks empty? Volunteer to get your names on the waiting list, even though you are pretty sure there will be no line. Run in and slip the host/hostess $5 to quickly generate a list of customers (equivalent to 45 minutes worth of waiting). Run back out and tell your wife that the wait is almost an hour. Hopefully she will buy your bluff and you can head out for some steak. If she calls your bluff, the high schooler manning the ship will have your back and corroborate your story.