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September 20, 2005

All you can eat but only one napkin.

I’ve noticed that more and more restaurants are adopting the one only napkin policy. I’m not talking about the cloth napkin you get where you place it on your lap or tuck it into the top of your shirt if you know you’re a total slob. I’m talking about the paper napkin that provides the comfort zone of cleanliness between the table that gets the casual wipe down between feedings and the silverware that usually has some sort of food stuck to it.

These places for the majority serve meals where some if not all of the meal is consumed by using your fingers. Wouldn’t it be nice to wipe off your hands when you want take a sip of your drink or maybe use the ketchup? Why do they only give you one? Is there some sort of paper shortage that I’m not aware of?

I don’t feel that I should have to ask for extra napkins. It should be provided as a necessary piece of equipment required for the meal. They don’t bring you a bowl of soup and make you beg for a spoon, so why should I have to ask for extra napkins when I order chicken wings. What happened to napkin dispensers?

The solution, I think I’ll take to wiping down my hands on any fabric surface that I can find that isn’t my shirt or pants ( I was brought up better than that). Hello booth with the curtains!

Posted by hypnobee at September 20, 2005 1:04 PM


I have also noticed that. I think it's an effort to keep costs low. It's annoying, the Subway I go to, only provides 1 napkin and I always have to ask for another. Others provide a couple for your cleaning needs. I think it comes down to how cheap a place is. I have ranted about this in the past as well, and am glad to hear that it isn't just me. Bastards!

Posted by: Bacala at September 20, 2005 1:40 PM