Have you ever had trouble choosing a restaurant to go to? I know it is one of the most difficult choice in our daily lives. You don't want to make the wrong decision and be disappointed. An even more difficult situation occurs when you have a spouse, friend, or other party involved in the choice. So how can you avoid spending countless minutes, or even hours agonizing over what establishment to eat at? I think I have some tips that will help.
So let's say you are alone and you have the task of choosing your dinner for the night. You have a few choices in mind but can't definitively decide for fear of your disappointment. You could spend and hour trying to reason your way to an answer that will end up with you settling for something convenient and less satisfying. You could narrow it down to two choices and flip a coin, which will leave you wondering if you made the right choice. Or you could try these simple steps.
First, try not to think about the restaurant. Try to choose the type of food you want first. If you can narrow your choice down to a great steak or a juicy burger, you now have a great starting point. Let's say you choose a burger. Now start to think of the restaurants with the best burgers in your town. You should have a small pool to choose from at this point. Now try to visualize eating a burger. Let your mind take over and within minutes you should know where you are going.
Now let's discuss the plus one situation. Let's say you are out with your spouse. Most married people know that choosing a restaurant together can be quite a task. The discussion usually starts, "What do you want tonight?" The reply is usually, "I don't know." This goes on for at least an hour, ending in sour grapes for both parties and ending up at a place like the golden arches. Let's discuss a cure.
Before you ask where the other wants to eat, you know the reply. You should have suggestions before you even ask the question. Knowing that you will probably get an answer of no on all of these, try not to walk on egg shells. If you have something you really want, say it. This will let you know your companies true intentions. If you say you want to get a burger, the other party will probably say one of two things. Yes, where would you like to get one, or No, I don't feel like a burger.
Either way you are on your way to a quick decision. If you find yourself getting a no on every suggestion, which happens occasionally, the other party is not ready for food, and chances are, there is something else needing to be accomplished before dinner. Try to keep the dinner decision in a relaxed atmosphere. This will help in choosing a place that will not disappoint either party.
Yes choosing a restaurant is not an easy task, but following these instructions can speed up the process and you will be satisfied more. Remember, if you are not satisfied at dinner, you will spend the rest of the evening eating everything in your home, trying to satisfy what your mind was really wanting to eat. So remember to always make a good food decision, and as always, eat what you want!