Today for lunch I sat in the middle of a crowded fast-casual restaurant at a small table all alone.
I was surrounded by moms with strollers and elderly retired couples. There were teenagers on dates and groups of girls shopping for cheap clothes.
And I sat alone enjoying my spinach salad quite contentedly. Well, the salad was bit overdressed and for $7.50 I had hoped for a few more blue cheese crumbles.
I was really pretty perfectly happy until I decided to aspirate the balsamic fig dressing. Vinegar trying to make it's way into your lungs? Not a great feeling.
As I started coughing and hacking I looked around to make sure I wasn't bothering someone.
And guess what? No one even glanced my way!
I wonder if those happy lunch goers would have let me DIE sitting right there in the middle of the crowded dining room?
The thought was really creepy...and it made me remember why I don't really like eating at Noodles & Co.