I am a sucker for buffets, but it’s always the same. They look so beautiful but the taste is never really good. I am always disappointed.
Tell me, is there anything more disappointing than a hotel dinner buffet?
When I first see the buffet spread, it looks so beautiful. My eyes light up. So many colors. So many varieties of foods I never saw before as well as some familiar ones. Whoopee!! I can’t wait to get my plate and dig in.
I do a fast walk up to the tables, and fill my plate with a variety of good stuff. I rush to sit down at my seat and then I taste the first bite. Tastes like plastic. I thought it was a shrimp? Next bite is roast beef. Tastes like coffee pudding It continues like this for a while. Each bite brings less and less pleasure.
If I’m smart, I don’t go back to the buffet table for seconds or thirds and if I’m really smart I pass on the dessert table. [I’m not always that smart.]
When I finish, the grin on my face is gone. I feel a bit bloated. I feel like I never want to see so much food again. Maybe it’s time for me to lower my expectations.
I’ll have my stomach talk to my eyes.
I don’t plan to lower expectations in other aspects of my life. I’m someone with a lot of hope. I like having high expectations and usually these are exceeded by others. It’s served me well in life and love.
But hotel buffets, be warned.
I am not going to let you hypnotize me into thinking all that good looking food tastes good too.
Who needs the stress? The adrenaline rush?
Or all that food?