Buffet: Frugal Or Gluttonous?
Last night the Mrs. and I took in a buffet. I had a small snack for lunch so I thought this would be a good way to get my money’s worth. As I began shoveling food into my pie hole, I wondered am I getting a bargain or just being a pig?
For about $14.00, you could load up on tons of seafood (crab legs, prawns, rock salted crabs, and fish). You could suck down a variety of sushi or inhale every type of meat you can think of (chicken, beef steak, pork chops, beef ribs, even frog legs)! I avoided the carbs (different noodles, pastas, and rice) and salads. They had a few soups and a chowder. I took a chance on a bowl of hot and sour.
I left some room for dessert. They had a few cakes, cookies, and a self serve ice cream machine. I tried a small piece of cake and a bowl of ice cream. The jury is still out if I was being frugal or gluttonous. As I sit writing this, I feel a little bloated and am moving slower than usual. I am leaning toward gluttonous as my frugal self pushed me to eat my money’s worth and possibly more.
I wondered how the servers felt seeing patrons act like pigs at a trough. I momentarily thought about my sodium intake and the extra calories I was packing on. I am not a calorie counter, but if I thought about it, I was taking in more than my usual amount. An occasional buffet is fun. You get a lot of variety of food for a reasonable price, but don’t let your frugal self take things too far. Will eating one more chicken wing, really make you happy? Make your meal more worthwhile? Eating should be enjoyed and not a food stuffing contest. Just like everything else in life, finding that perfect medium really hits the spot.
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