Friday, September 12, 2008

Let Me Tell You Why I Hate Buffets

....as long as we're on the subject.


  • "Buffet" is a stupid word. Who uses silent "T"s anyway?
  • Most restaurants that offer one are usually named after something that makes me feel like I'll be eating out of a trough if I go there. ie: Golden Corral or Chuck-a-Rama (are you kidding me?!)
  • I don't feel like getting hepatitis-A today.
  • If I want to get my money's worth, I feel like I have to eat my weight in meatloaf.
  • There are usually people there that CAN eat their weight in meatloaf...and I just don't want to watch.
  • The 312 people in front of me sneezed and coughed all over my food.
  • 57 kids already taste-tested it for me...then spit out and put back what they didn't like.
  • Really, how long have those potatoes been sitting there?
However, I don't wish for their removal from restaurant options, for they serve a purpose for our little family: Job Security.

6 comments:

Carmen (Cholico) Lynch said...

Hey Mindy,
I must confess I take a look at your blog from time to time. (thanks to the SVHS Classport website) I hope you don't mind! Let me know if you do! Just don't get a restraining orger against me!
I just had to comment on this post because I hate Buffets! It's wrong! I cring when anyone suggests a buffet as an option to eating! I'd rather eat dirt, well not really, but you get what I mean!

All the best!
Carmen Lynch
ryancarmenlynch.blogspot.com

Randi said...

AHHH! I must object! Because in Las Vegas Buffet dining is an art. I will confess that there are even places within that Desert Oasis that I would never step into, but on the whole they are WAY better than the chuck-a-rama or Golden Corral. However, a buffet at the Aladdin ( now planet hollywood) or the Green Valley Ranch Casino. Sign me up, because there is nothing like all you can eat crab legs for $12.99!

Kristen said...

The sick irony of this is that our father (the germophobe) loves the buffet and everything it stands for. However, he watches in such a critical manner, at most eating establishments, how everything is being handled. He frequently talks to the local food inspector yet insisted on us eating at Chuck-a-rama every year for his birthday and let's remind everyone that Ryan's wedding luncheon was at
NorthStar Buffet. (I think that was what it was called.) I would like to point out that they were shut down by such inspector. I do realize that the buffets were chosen out of need to be thrifty and save money...but I would rather have to share my fries with Scott and Ryan at Burger King like the good ole days, than eat buffet.
Kristen
P.S. I am sorry, I do have weaknesses and I will sign myself up for the all you can eat crab legs any day.

Natalie* said...

this post made Jay and I laugh so hard - one time we went to Golden Coral there in Houston, since Jay loves buffets (weirdo) - I personally watched a man load his plate sky-high full of friend breakfast foods AND THEN DUMP NACHO CHEESE ALL OVER IT. SERIOUSLY unreal.

Janene said...

My sister's mother in law set up their wedding dinner at chuck o rama. Yep! It's a true story.

Thanks for the fun blog entry. I always love what you have to say.

Audra said...

I wonder when you are a Grandma if you will like Chuck-A-Rama because my grandma is CRAZY for it!

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