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To: jimbo123
How could a restaurant chain not know that "all you can eat" invariably attracts the fattest, most gluttonous customers? Those people are constantly on the lookout for buffet specials.

A TRUE STORY

Several years ago, an "all you can eat" Chinese buffet opened down the street from my office. I and several co-workers went during the Grand Opening week. Although the food was edible, I quickly lost my appetite as I watched, all around me, tables full of grossly obese people shoveling-and I mean shoveling- food into their mouths as fast as they could swallow. And they went back for plate after plate.The sights were so disgusting, I never returned to the restaurant.

Three months later, the local news reported that the place had been closed by order of the Health Department when an inspector found numerous skinned DOG carcasses in the meat freezer.

24 posted on 09/24/2003 8:57:41 PM PDT by WackyKat
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To: WackyKat
The sights were so disgusting, I never returned to the restaurant.

Aww, too bad. We'll make sure that only visually-approved people are allowed to be out in public.

Everyone else we'll lock away so as not to offend your delicate sensibilities.

34 posted on 09/24/2003 9:08:44 PM PDT by Chemist_Geek ("Drill, R&D, and conserve" should be our watchwords! Energy independence for America!)
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To: WackyKat; Chemist_Geek
I have had a similar reaction to the sights of the "all you can eat" deals at restaurants. It's quite respulsive. I know that some of us are more put of from eating easier than others. I unfortunately am one of them. When you eat outside of your home aesthetics do become part of the experience...Personally I am not put off by others eating per se as much as I am by a non stop visual show of gluttony. Not to mention the waste. Which unfortunately is right in front of you in an all you can eat enviroment. I would rather go to a Micky Dees.
40 posted on 09/24/2003 9:17:21 PM PDT by Queen Jadis
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To: WackyKat
I still need to lose a little more weight. I go to ww. It is a point system. I save up my points and use them one night a week if I have a good weigh in. Maybe if you could see these people as on a diet, losing weight, and not eating much all day just so they can have a special meal maybe you would see them differently and cut them some slack.
49 posted on 09/24/2003 9:31:09 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: WackyKat
Three months later, the local news reported that the place had been closed by order of the Health Department when an inspector found numerous skinned DOG carcasses in the meat freezer

Korean-Chinese!, Big Mistake...Was it an Korean all-you-can-eat?...Hmmmm, Puppy dog. :\

57 posted on 09/24/2003 9:46:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: WackyKat
Several years ago, an "all you can eat" Chinese buffet opened down the street from my office. I and several co-workers went during the Grand Opening week. Although the food was edible, I quickly lost my appetite as I watched, all around me, tables full of grossly obese people shoveling-and I mean shoveling- food into their mouths as fast as they could swallow. And they went back for plate after plate.The sights were so disgusting, I never returned to the restaurant.

I used to have a roommate that weighed over 350 lbs and I could see the palpable look of fright from managers whenever we walked into a buffet restaurant. One time we were at a pizza buffet run by an Asian man who came out after the second trip to the buffet and announced,

"That's all you can eat."

My friends argued that "all you can eat" was generally the descretion of the customer, not the restaurant.

But the guy persisted with his heavy accent,

"Yea. the sign say 'all you can eat'. Well, that's all you can eat."

I guess it all depends on your translator.

75 posted on 09/25/2003 12:10:34 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (http://righteverytime1.blogspot.com - home to Tall_Texan's latest column.)
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To: WackyKat
Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!

numerous skinned DOG carcasses in the meat freezer

Nothing wrong with a little beagle in your General Tsou if it is prepared correctly...(grin)

97 posted on 09/25/2003 8:40:05 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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