or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › When dining alone, is it rude to read?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When dining alone, is it rude to read? - Page 6

post #76 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by computerpro3 View Post
Something I'm debating on personally....

When dining alone at a fine establishment (not necessarily French Laundry, but definitely a nicer local place) with the goal of having a leisurely lunch, is it rude to bring reading material - say a book or newspaper?

What about surfing the web on a cellphone? And ereader? iPad?

These are all things I've seen people doing lately - and admittedly, am tempted to do myself. After all, what can be better than duck fat fries and Dostoevsky? The one thing that stops me is that I'm concerned it may be standoffish to the waiter or the chef.

Opinions?

not at all...
post #77 of 86
Reading at a bar during the afternoon is better. Nobody is around. Beer and appetizers.
post #78 of 86
I love dining alone.
post #79 of 86
next time ask for a setting for 2, then make like you're dining with an imaginary friend. a funny and sexy imaginary friend.
post #80 of 86
I dined alone last night. Was it rude that I was watching Top Chef while eating?

It was in my own home
post #81 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
I dined alone last night. Was it rude that I was watching Top Chef while eating?

It was in my own home

Wow. I'm ashamed to iKnow you.
post #82 of 86
+1 To all the "I do it all the time" folks. Last 2 days in a row, I spent with something to read (Foucault's Discipline and Punish), and the only reason I didn't have a book often before then was because I was recovering from a minor spending binge. Granted, I was out for slightly cheaper fare, but eating alone somewhere more expensive wouldn't have changed my opinion.
post #83 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyMaysHere! View Post
+1 To all the "I do it all the time" folks. Last 2 days in a row, I spent with something to read (Foucault's Discipline and Punish), and the only reason I didn't have a book often before then was because I was recovering from a minor spending binge. Granted, I was out for slightly cheaper fare, but eating alone somewhere more expensive wouldn't have changed my opinion.
I can picture Billy Mays sitting alone and, all of a sudden out of nowhere, blurting out "Billy Mays here!".
post #84 of 86
Not rude at all. And if it was, so what?
Do you think Stalin was conserned with thoughts of morality and etiquette? Hell no.
And neither should you.

Read, masturbate - what ever while eating out
I always do, and its never been a problem

http://bellearmed.blogspot.com
post #85 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidboy View Post
next time ask for a setting for 2, then make like you're dining with an imaginary friend. a funny and sexy imaginary friend.
Haha, Im gonna do that next time Im eating out by myself. love it.
post #86 of 86
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Entertainment and Culture
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › When dining alone, is it rude to read?