Lunch anyone? (29)

Jun 24, 2017 12:42 AM CST Lunch anyone?
In the last few years cafes and restaurants have been on the increase.... these days that's our idea of an outing. We head out to breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee&cake, dinner... It's our way of socialising.

Is this a sign of the times? People no longer seem to invite someone over for a meal because it's easier to go out and have someone else do the dishes... AND if you are out somewhere, it's easier to end the time together. If they are in your home... it's whenever they feel the need to leave.

I live in a country town that has a dramatic increase in the places to go out for a meal in the last few years. Surely this can't just be in my neck of the woods.
Jun 24, 2017 1:11 AM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Maybe , as we live in a more and more connected life, we value our personal space more. If you didn't do the dishes, or got new curtains , this could easily end up as Facebook fodder.
Jun 24, 2017 1:41 AM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips: Maybe , as we live in a more and more connected life, .


I see this as less connected. We no longer share anything that means anything. We choose the easier options. As for being Facebook 'fodder'.... are you referring to my comments, or the events themselves?
Jun 24, 2017 4:52 AM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
As in, people coming over for lunch etcetera, might innocently put something like "I was visiting so and so for lunch, and saw they'd got new curtains in their lounge room" or something like that.

Talking in general, not related to your situation. I don't do stalkbook anyway, but I know a lot of people who have to mention every cup of coffee or muffin they eat, as though it's important news.
Jun 24, 2017 5:02 AM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips: As in, people coming over for lunch etcetera, might innocently put something like "I was visiting so and so for lunch, and saw they'd got new curtains in their lounge room" or something like that.

Talking in general, not related to your situation. I don't do stalkbook anyway, but I know a lot of people who have to mention every cup of coffee or muffin they eat, as though it's important news.


It's odd you should mention facebook stalking... We had a new start at work recently and most of the staff looked her up on Facebook to see who she was. I was a bit stunned wondering why they couldn't just wait and decide once they met her.

If someone put inane posts up on Facebook, I would simply delete them. I find Facebook a great way to share photos of areas I have explored, but for the most part... I don't get too involved there.
Jun 27, 2017 3:50 AM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Stalkbook is a pox. Signing your personal life away to a marketing company, that's all it is.

Try to cancel an account and you'll see what I mean. Everybody only uses it to share photos with their family and friends, which I can do much more easily and quickly with my phone, or a group email.

But I digress, the increase in eateries and the demise of people visiting each other... People have much higher standards for food and coffee than ever. They apologise for instant coffee, as though they're offering Heston Blumenthol a cup of international roast with milk powder.

I'm originally a Sydney boy, and it always amazed me how Melbournites spent so much time visiting each other's homes, where my social group would be more likely to meet at a restaurant or venue. I always dismissed it as climate-related, where its probably more like the way things are done in Europe.
Jun 27, 2017 1:47 PM CST Lunch anyone?
One2note
One2noteOne2noteLondon, Essex, England UK318 Threads 3 Polls 10,098 Posts
Abagail: In the last few years cafes and restaurants have been on the increase.... these days that's our idea of an outing. We head out to breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee&cake, dinner... It's our way of socialising.

Is this a sign of the times? People no longer seem to invite someone over for a meal because it's easier to go out and have someone else do the dishes... AND if you are out somewhere, it's easier to end the time together. If they are in your home... it's whenever they feel the need to leave.

I live in a country town that has a dramatic increase in the places to go out for a meal in the last few years. Surely this can't just be in my neck of the woods.


That's because most women can't cook nowadays .
Most live such busy lives, ( posting on the blogs ) they don't have time to cook , either for themselves or friends !conversing laugh
Jun 27, 2017 1:56 PM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips: Stalkbook is a pox. Signing your personal life away to a marketing company, that's all it is.

Try to cancel an account and you'll see what I mean. Everybody only uses it to share photos with their family and friends, which I can do much more easily and quickly with my phone, or a group email.

But I digress, the increase in eateries and the demise of people visiting each other... People have much higher standards for food and coffee than ever. They apologise for instant coffee, as though they're offering Heston Blumenthol a cup of international roast with milk powder.

I'm originally a Sydney boy, and it always amazed me how Melbournites spent so much time visiting each other's homes, where my social group would be more likely to meet at a restaurant or venue. I always dismissed it as climate-related, where its probably more like the way things are done in Europe.


Good Morning Pat,

Well the eateries in Melbourne are truly amazing. You have an opportunity to eat out at all hours of the day and night. What surprises me is how prevalent this café lifestyle has become in country towns. It seems they are popping up everywhere in town. For instance for ten years the town I live in had one Thai restaurant ... and now we have three. The only good thing about the increase in cafes/restaurants is they are spreading out , which means it's easier to find parking away from the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping area.

When I joined Facebook, it was because a couple of my friends were heading overseas and they begged me to join it so they could keep in touch. I was meant to be there for a few months. But by the time everyone had added me... It was difficult to walk away. But seriously my friends and family do not post anything negative or have rants... so I deal with less than others do. :)
Jun 27, 2017 1:58 PM CST Lunch anyone?
One2note: That's because most women can't cook nowadays .
Most live such busy lives, ( posting on the blogs ) they don't have time to cook , either for themselves or friends !
laugh I am not even going to deny this, One.

Years ago I had dinner parties and friends around quite often... Now I work too much and it's all too much trouble. doh
Jun 27, 2017 4:40 PM CST Lunch anyone?
One2note
One2noteOne2noteLondon, Essex, England UK318 Threads 3 Polls 10,098 Posts
Abagail: I am not even going to deny this, One.

Years ago I had dinner parties and friends around quite often... Now I work too much and it's all too much trouble.


Then you've just answered your own question.wine

Ps. What the hell am I doing on the Aussie forums??
I think I pressed the wrong button by mistake .confused laugh
Jun 28, 2017 4:52 AM CST Lunch anyone?
One2note: Then you've just answered your own question.

Ps. What the hell am I doing on the Aussie forums??
I think I pressed the wrong button by mistake .


Actually I hadn't looked at where you were from... now that I have. .. I actually found the norm in the UK was to go to cafes and restaurants ... rather than have people over. They are quite social there.

You are quite welcome to the Forum's here.bouquet
Jul 8, 2017 8:41 PM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Well I'm not sure about lunch today, but if there was a train station here I'd be there in a flash, sucking frantically on the ciggies waiting for a train.
Jul 8, 2017 9:39 PM CST Lunch anyone?
...but where would the train take you, Pat?

And you do mean you would be sucking the ciggies out the front of the station?laugh It's been awhile since you were allowed to smoke at stations. wink

So given a choice... what culinary delights would await you?
Jul 8, 2017 10:46 PM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
I dont smoke ciggies, but maybe if there was a train station to smoke at I would. Chocolate croissants today, might have fish and chips later.
Jul 9, 2017 3:47 PM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips: I dont smoke ciggies, but maybe if there was a train station to smoke at I would. Chocolate croissants today, might have fish and chips later.


Chocolate croissants sound positively ghastly! Almost as bad as chocolate hot cross buns.

laugh
Jul 9, 2017 5:58 PM CST Lunch anyone?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Nah, they're really good. All you do is heat them in the oven and away you go. Easy as.

Dunno about chocky hot cross buns, never tried them.
Jul 9, 2017 8:16 PM CST Lunch anyone?
I am going to take your word for it that they are nice. laugh

I am going to go out for lunch again on the weekend ... can't quite decide where yet.
Aug 28, 2017 4:45 PM CST Lunch anyone?
Abagail: I am going to take your word for it that they are nice.

I am going to go out for lunch again on the weekend ... can't quite decide where yet.

Abagail your name should be spelt Abigail. If you´ve got any tattoos I suggest you get a friend to check themthumbs up
Sep 5, 2017 8:12 PM CST Lunch anyone?
Bnaughty: Abagail your name should be spelt Abigail. If you´ve got any tattoos I suggest you get a friend to check them


Tsk Tsk B, you should know that one can spell their name any way they wish. wink
Sep 6, 2017 2:56 AM CST Lunch anyone?
Abagail: Tsk Tsk B, you should know that one can spell their name any way they wish.

Not so Abigail, not soscold
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