This morning on the news I heard that anticipated lack of consumer spending is adding to the economic decline. A portion of this is reluctance for people to spend money on unnecessary items like new clothing and eating out.
As a single man I see eating out as an essential way of life. My mother is concerned about my nutrition and does not want to hear about me eating out. But it's not like I'm going to stop, I just don't tell her about it. Besides, I don't eat out every night. I take a break for at least a few days every month.
Most guys will eat out anywhere, but I tend to be more discriminating. Not to say I haven't tried a few places that I later regretted, but I am still willing to try new things. I once ate out at this vegetarian joint. People warned me that things would taste different, but it was pretty much the same. You never know until you try it for yourself sometimes.
There are apparently some guys who do not like eating out at all. I don't get it, what's not to like? Maybe they just aren't going to the right places. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Maybe you didn't get it right on the first try, but with a few pointers you could become a master at eating out. I know I can't get enough of it, and the women I have dated aren't complaining either.
Of course like most people I do have my favorite spot that I go back to again and again. It's just a little hole, but to be honest I am a lot more comfortable there and it is easier to just order the usual (which they always get right - juicy and pink in the middle.) I actually spend a lot of time there, sometimes I joke that I should get my mail forwarded!
Maybe you feel guilty about indulging. There are ways around that, though. Like this weekend I plan on attending a charity luncheon for the homeless shelter at the local YMCA. It is a simple menu that includes burgers, tacos, and pie. But giving really makes me feel good about myself. And for the money you can't beat dining at the Y.
Now don't give me that old excuse that you don't have enough time. You can always get something to go. Grab a box lunch on the run, and when get a free moment chow down on that box! (Well, not literally the box. If you eat the box it would probably taste like you were munching on some carpet!)
No more excuses! Everyone should try eating out more, married guys too. Just get someone to watch the kids and head downtown! And women, don't think I'm not talking to you. I can absolutely assure you that your fella would be more than happy to see you eating out! So come on and do something good for the economy and eat out tonight!