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Tue, Feb. 5th, 2008, 08:26 pm

note: i was trying to post this from my mobile phone last night, but it apparently got stuck, so.. this refers to last night, not tonight. not that it's very fascinating. hrm. :)

I skipped lunch today because work was a bit much. So, I decided to call Marp to go have chinese food. Since I got to the restaurant first I went ahead and ordered a starter... And against my better judgment I ordered a soup I've never tried before... And I hate it. Oops.

Oh, there's nothing actually officially wrong with it, it's a pretty normal chicken soup... But it's seriously full of floaty eggwhite-bits, and I really can't eat it. I just can't deal with the texture, at all. Egg-drop type soups are simply not for me. So... I'm just gonna sit here and not eat it.


How do you deal when you order something in a restaurant and don't like what comes in?

Personally, I simply let it sit and feel fine about paying for it anyways. I mean, it's not the restaurants' fault if I interpret the description of a dish differently from what I end up getting, and I don't quite get why I would benefit from trying to force it down just for the sake of getting some sort of "well I have to try and make it worth the wasted money" sense.

Beside, as long as the dish seems to be properly prepared, it's not like I can give a proper reason for not liking it beyond my own preferences.

Do you try and eat it anyway? Do you push it around the plate or whatever to at least pretend you ate some? Or do you, like me, just set it aside and ignore it?

Granted, I do sometimes use it as a way to gage how much I'd like to tip a waitress/waiter - if they notice me not eating the not-yummie dish and ask about it, I make sure to tell them there's nothing wrong with the dish, I just wasn't into it, and tip a bit more. If they completely ignore the dish just sitting there all through the rest of my meal, I tip a bit less.*

Of course, Marp just thinks I'm a horrible food-waster and can't stand when I leave food, hahahahaha. Oh well. :)

* Tipping for service isn't as common in Sweden as many other parts of the world. Most (not all, but most) service staff get pay that cover what tips are supposed to cover in, for instance, America, so they're not really dependant on it. I tend to always tip whenever it's a sit-down restaurant, but many Swedes do not, and that's fine too.