Yes, first world problem. Annoying all the same.
Tonight My husband and I dined with 4 others t a Chinese restaurant. Several fried entrées ordered. A ridiculous dish of steamed bok choy in oyster sauce was ordered that was as much as main and 10% eaten.
I eschewed all fried entrees. I ordered a dish I thought I would like. And I did.
I liked it.
The problem is that every single person at the table noted that I did not eat the entrées. And that I did not eat any other dish. Not one bite.
The server seemed happy that something was delivered that I would eat and served me the rice. This distracted me.
My BIL said, oh this is the only dish you are going to eat? I said yes, I am excited because I AM HUNGRY, not one other thing appeals to me. So He digs in in. I think how chivalrous! NO!!!! He served himself, then his wife. I had been sitting there for 30 minutes while everyone else dug in and had ordered crap I did not want and that I paid for, via my husband.
I had third go at the dish. Not three goes. One go, after two others and not much. That was the last look in I got. I am a bit shocked.
So much food was left on the table. The only one finished was the one I ordered. For myself.
Everyone knew I would or could not eat anything else and they were happy to decimate my food.
I have literally come home and eaten food here.
Is this fair?
I remember during my first marriage, my inlaws would bring red and I'd bring sparkling. They would say something along the lines of oh well, we might as well drink this sparkling, then I would implore them to open and enjoy their red.
Afer one glass I would be left with nothing to drink.
They were happy to drink both sparkling and red and knowing that I would NOT drink red (at that time and at their choice level), they would drink mine first. Then drink their bottle alone.
I know this is petty, but I would like to have an idea on wwhat to say to people when they have so many choices that they have made (esp tonight) and I have one. I am still hungry. AND I paid. FFS.