Going out to eat is truly one of my favorite things to do. I think of it as a treat to myself, an excuse to get together with friends and indulge in something delicious. So if by chance I get served a dish that I did not order, I will certainly send it back, but I guess that’s not the case for everyone.

My fiancé Ross and I took a trip to Narragansett over the weekend with some friends to enjoy dinner by the sea. It was a fantastic experience. From my glass of pinot grigio at the beginning to the sweet key lime pie at the end, my friends and I had such a nice time catching up over delicious food.

At the end of the evening, we said our goodbyes to our friends and hopped in the car.

“What a great time,” I said. “The food was amazing.”

“Yeah, it was good, but I got the wrong meal,” Ross said.

I was confused. He said it looked good and smelled great, so he just went with it. Instead of enjoying a veal chop as he had asked for, he got a pork chop.

I had so many questions. When I’m in the mood for something, especially after ordering it, I wait in anticipation for it. I start thinking about how it’s going to taste and how I hope there are leftovers for the next day. If I get served the wrong dish, I would be so disappointed.

His reasoning was purely based on hunger. He was too hungry to wait for a new meal to be made, so he just took the plate given to him. I can see that, but when we were spending a pretty penny on a meal that we typically don’t get, I think I would’ve waited.

Am I alone on this one? Would you have tried the dish that was accidentally served to you or politely asked for your original order?

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