We don't eat out a ton. And for the purposes of this post, eating out means that you actually sat down, and your food didn't come in a cardboard box. So, maybe once every 3-4 weeks the Brain and I go to an actual restaurant.
One thing we've discovered is that we don't really eat as much food as most restaurants consider a serving. So most often we share something. I have a preference for sharing because it really does keep me from over eating, and yet, if we're still hungry, we order dessert, which is fun, too.
And usually he lets me pick the entree, and then he picks the sides. Although I will tell you right now that one of the sides will be french fries. (- At least they don't come in a cardboard box, right?)
So it's a system that really works well for us. And plus, we get to go out more often, because although it doesn't cost half as much, it's definitely less expensive.
The problem comes in when we go out with another couple.
Does it look cheap to order one entree and split it?
Does it make us look OLD?
Is it weird?
We go with my bro and sil every now and then, and sometimes I get a vibe that they think we're one or all of the above. And the truth is that we are probably ALL of the above. I just don't always want to look that way.
What do you think? Is it tacky? I mean, I don't really care if it's tacky when it's just the two of us. But when we're out with other people, should we at least try to be normal?