Eating Alone

The other day, I was speaking with a friend about eating at restaurants. He was explaining to me that he couldn’t eat at restaurants while traveling because the people traveling with him wouldn’t spend money on that. So I asked him why doesn’t he just go on his own?” He looked at me and very firmly said that he was not going to go out and eat alone. His answer struck me. It didn’t make sense to me at all that someone wouldn’t go out for food just because there’s nobody else to go with, especially while traveling (I probably wouldn’t go out for a pizza alone here in my home city anyways). For me this was natural. Maybe it was because I didn’t have any other option while I was traveling Europe, but also maybe because I truly enjoyed doing so.

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