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Five Ways to Leave a Chinese Restaurant
Obviously, you’re almost always going to leave a Chinese restaurant through the front door. But, the way, or how you leave can vary. And each way tells a story on it’s own. Let’s explore, shall we? These five ways aren’t mutually exclusive, and you can definitely fall in to more than one category.
1. With a Smile on Your Face
This is obviously the preferred way to walk out the door. You just had a fabulous meal of delectable Chinese food. You enjoyed every moment of your experience. And you can’t wait to come back. Even an hour later!
You’re going to:
- Tell all your friends about the food.
- Invite them to join you next time.
- Tell The Chinese Quest about your dining experience.
This doesn’t necessarily preclude that you’re not smiling on your departure. It either signifies that you were over-served, and couldn’t wait to have a midnight snack. Or, it could mean that the meal was so so, you couldn’t eat it, didn’t enjoy it, and either didn’t want to upset the restaurant owners, or the food was just good enough to feed Rover.
3. With a Take-out Order
Your sole purpose in coming to the Chinese restaurant today was to take out food, and you were too hungry, or eager, for the delivery to arrive. So you called in, and ten minutes later, two seconds before you arrived, your food was ready and packed for you to go.
4. With an Upset Stomach
The WORST possible exit. Last thing you want. Worst thing for business. Or, a wake up call to the Chinese restaurant to either hire a better chef, or purchase fresher products. The walk of shame to the bathroom and/or out the door is never a pleasant experience.
Sometimes it might not be the food, but the type of food you eat that brought out this condition. I have found that some Chinese food can be very fatty. I have learned to eat lots of rice with my meal, and also drink hot tea, which breaks up the fat and grease that’s building up in your belly.
An ounce of prevention is worth way more than a pound of pepto or kaopectate.
5. With More Money in Your Pocket
Want to leave with a smile on your face? Follow The Chinese Quest recommendations and you will never go wrong!
What ways have I overlooked?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)