Re: Memes Meta-Memes and Politics 3 of 3

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Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 20:03:04 GMT

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    From: Grant Callaghan <>

    >A sense of wonder !? Same example... people wonder and look at me
    >enjoying my meal on my own... or is it jealously !?
    >Sitting alone in a restaurant, is IMO, yes indeed, in other peoples mind,
    >outside the norm.
    >But on the other hand, people tend to get together outside the immediate
    >family groupings.... bars, sport, meetings, concerts, theatre, film,...

    The number of people eating in a restaurant is certainly one of the criteria
    I use when choosing among unknown eateries. If the place is empty, I figure
    the food isn't good enough to draw people in. The few times I've gone
    against that feeling I've dined in regret. Local people know from
    experience what's good and bad. Strangers are playing blind man's bluff.

    << Where is your sense of adventure !?
    IMO it all comes down to that strange group- modus of ours.
    People are where people want to be, and in some strange twist of faith,
    they all want to be where everybody is already !
    On what kinda of hunch you figure that the food is no good if a resaurant is
    empty... I suspect such a habit is indicted by the group- evolution-
    I have got a few regrets, but the biggest I get in places where I go a lot_
    he is a regular.. he will eat this too ! No complaints, he will be back !

    Going into an empty restaurant is somewhat against our nature it seems,
    but we step into our local bar with no hestitation, an empty shop, no pro-
    blem ! What is the difference, the clothes can be of a bad quality if the
    shop looks empty, but we don 't think that ! We could drink alone in our
    favorite bar, but we had a wonderful evening ! What is the difference !?



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