I am not crazy about buffet style places either, I walk along and let someone else pick for me, or I hold a table for our party and my husband gets what he knows I will eat. Rose Combs rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Graham Lewis Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 12:14 PM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Eating Out I have to confess that the eating out thing usually has me on the run. I usually turn down eating engagements as it is just too much of an ordeal to go through it. I avoid 'self service' hot buffet places where you line up for hot food and point out to the person behind the counter what you want then struggle through the crowds to pay and find a seat. We get a lot of free meals in conference facilities here during workshops that I run but I always opt out f the food and go get a sandwich instead. It is more of a problem for me I think because I still have some vision and most people judge me as sighted even though in most dining situations de to the low lighting, I am really blind. I cannot imagine waitresses in this country cutting my meat for me! I wouldn't ask. I only really eat out if I am with somebody who knows me well or if I have no choice. So I guess I am not being an inspiration here.