Thursday, July 30, 2015

Show me Your Buffet Face

Faces of Buffet
From Joy to Regret in 45 Minutes
There's one buffet here that is pretty popular, somewhat easy to find, and a total treat to go to for a reasonable-ish price. People at the last place I worked at loved going there for everything: birthdays, going away parties, retirements, and Christmas. I tagged along most of the time -- I went for private affairs more than a few times too. Other places I've been to have been less thrilling. The food wasn't as good in my opinion, so I usually fulfilled my duty and left after about two plates of food and a plate or bowl of dessert. Have to get my money's worth even if the food doesn't agree with me?

But at the good places, plans and personal limits go out the window when the green light is given to proceed to the food area. I have this idea in my head that if I were to ever work or live very close to a buffet, I would visit it every day and stick to an item or two. Why? Because that's my usual plan when I go to a buffet, but I end up sampling (i.e. taking one or two bits of everything). Instead of concentrating on the things I love, I end up filling up on fries and the stuff that is only reasonably good.

Unsurprisingly, this usually ends up with a lot of pain in the end in the stomach region. It's the feeling of an overloaded stomach that's been packed beyond its limit and ready to burst. Somehow, I have managed to time everything right so far and avoid unloading the contents of my stomach through the way it went in. My timing isn't great, though, because most of the time, I end up wishing I didn't eat so much or that I had the courage to stick my fingers down my throat to induce vomiting.

So, what's the plan for the next I go to a buffet? To concentrate on one or two items. If you're wondering, I'm somehow not overweight.

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