Today for lunch I did something that I have done very few times before. I went to a restaurant – alone.
I don’t really enjoy dining alone. I’m not sure why. I have no trouble doing other things alone, like going to cinema (which I quite enjoy), but dining alone makes me feel like a social pariah. I know this shouldn’t be the case, but for me it is. If I have a book with me, then I feel a tiny bit more comfortable. I can lose myself in my book and block out the thoughts that everyone in the restaurant is starting at the girl who is eating alone.
Strangely enough, I can eat in a fast food restaurant alone without any problems. There are times when I actually go to a fast food place just so I can make time to sit and read my book. However, going to a proper restaurant alone makes me deeply uncomfortable, even when armed with a book.
On the positive side, dinning alone meant that I had this for lunch instead of some greasy burger
Does anyone else have this issue? Any tips on making dinning alone an enjoyable experience other than making sure you bring a good book? Or is it a case of the more times you do it the easier it gets?