New Poll: Eating Alone

The poll this week has to deal with dining out alone.

This is something I do regularly, to the point that several restaurants close to where I work, as well as close to home, know to point me to the same table. It is, in fact, one of the things I look forward to during a hectic work week – a book, a restaurant and an hour to kill. It is a luxury to have a period of time when I don’t have to socialize, interact, or work. Getting fed is almost an added bonus.

Yet when I tell some people of this predilection, they look at me as if to say “Awww, Kate. How sad!”. No amount of me saying “But, no, y’see, I like to do this,” can change that perception.

So I put it to you, dear readers. How often do you eat out alone? What aspects of eating out alone make it an enjoyable experience?

As always, the poll is to the left, the comments are to be added to this post.