Monday, October 8, 2007

Gather around the table...but where? Kitchen or restaurant?

While out to eat tonight, and waiting for a table, I overheard this conversation:

Woman: "Why are there so many people out to eat on a Monday night? This is ridiculous to have to wait for 20 minutes for a table!"

Man: "I know. Families just don't eat at home anymore. They spend all this money on kitchens but then don't stay home to cook in them. If they're going to have a kitchen, they should use it!"

My thoughts:
1. This is true. More and more we are becoming a society that frequents restaurants more than our own kitchen tables.

2. Since the man was also out to eat, doesn't that make him a hypocrite for having a kitchen and not using it? Then again, he may not have one; but I do know that one of his two female companions did, because they were speaking of her large new house and everything it included prior to the above conversation.

3. I can't believe I was eavesdropping, but it's so hard not to when they were speaking so loudly and freely.

4. They seemed agitated and then they started talking about alimony and how the lady's ex-husband was trying to take everything from her and left her with two kids and it has ruined her life. Maybe that aspect of her life is hard right now, but surely it hasn't ruined everything about her life, has it? Aren't her kids really a blessing? Isn't she thankful for the beautiful day? Wasn't she just speaking of the nice new house she bought? Surely her entire life isn't in shambles. Have we really become that blind to all the blessings in disguise?

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