Today, I went to Perry's Steakhouse for lunch. If you haven't ever been, I highly recommend you find the nearest location! Their signature dish is a pork chop that practically melts in your mouth! Measuring seven-fingers high, itâs hand-selected, roasted, slow-smoked, caramelized, then finished with herb-garlic butter!
But I digress. This post isn't about a pork chop, it's about how you're treated when you're a "Party of One." When you're dining alone, restaurants always want to seat you at the bar, at a small table in the back or against the walls of the restaurant, or near the kitchen or bathroom. And I resent it. I resent it more than I can say! My money is just as good as the money of any other patron at a restaurant. Consequently, I want the "good" table, the table in the middle of the restaurant, the table with the scenic view, etc. Don't treat me as a leaper or some kind of oddity just because:
(1) I have the self-confidence to dine alone in a fine eating establishment.
(2) I have a spirit of self-care which demands that I treat myself to something other than drive-through fast-food.
Because then, you will find that I also have a spirit of equity and fairness, and the boldness to stand up for those standards, particularly when they involve myself.
And I don't blame Perry's; I blame Society, which would have you think you are half a person without a life partner by your side, and thus, undeserving of the finer things in life. Don't believe that bullsh*t for one second! You are a WHOLE person. And you are worthy, on your own, all by yourself, of every good and wonderful thing in this world! Believe it and insist on it. Don't settle for anything less than the best table in the house for your "Party of One!"