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Old 07-26-2016, 03:00 PM   #61
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I don't eat at Denny's because I don't care for the ambiance, and ambiance is important to me. Oh, I don't care for the food either.
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I would not have gone to the foodie event at full price. There are a lot of fun free and cheap things to do in our area plus we have assorted memberships in senior clubs, nonprofits and seat filler subscriptions, so every week we usually have to more discount and free event options than we have time to go to anyway.
Actually, that might be another indicator. Do you lean to the fun, free, and cheap things primarily because they are free and cheap? If there were three events happening Friday. You really would like to do all three, but the most exciting is $100 (concert?) and the other two are free. What would you do?
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Actually, that might be another indicator. Do you lean to the fun, free, and cheap things primarily because they are free and cheap? If there were three events happening Friday. You really would like to do all three, but the most exciting is $100 (concert?) and the other two are free. What would you do?
Since all 3 are the same, I'd go to the free one, because otherwise I'd feel stupid, and I'd know for certainty I got my money's worth
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And I take my own real maple syrup to Denny's! (Or anywhere serving anything to which it might be applied - maybe even Cowboy Burger!!)
You reminded me. I import my maple syrup from Canada, I like the taste better than local stuff here and I know which producer in Quebec makes it.
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I Donr eat at Denny's because I don't care for the ambiance, and ambiance is important to me. Oh, I don't care for the food either.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have not eaten at Denny's in years. It and many other chains are not what we have in mind when we think of eating out.

However, it is not a place that I say I will never set foot in. They don't serve gourmet cuisine, but when traveling and in need of a meal, I would not hesitate to eat there.

Buffett eats at Burger King all the time. Do they serve gourmet burgers there?
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Girlfriend much better looking than ones self. If your girlfriend is better looking than you, you likely have something, and it may be wealth.

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Buffett eats at Burger King all the time. Do they serve gourmet burgers there?
We hold our daily ROMEO club meetings in a nearby BK. The place is very clean and the owner, a multi-millionaire and owner of six BK's, is in the group. They don't serve gourmet burgers but do have a respectable menu.

One of the fellows in our group is a retired CEO of a major energy services company and probably worth 10's of millions. Other ROMEO members are quite well off retirees and the group has been together for 10 years now.

It's not about the ambiance, it's really about who you are spending time with that's what's important. My DW's church group has lunches at Macaroni Grill and occasional breakfast get togethers at a nearby Denny's with a large private room attached to the main dining area.

We have lots of restaurants around us that have "ambiance" but are pretty expensive and we have found the food not good enough to justify the cost. DW and I will go to one of those for a special occasion, but it's not our usual choice.
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I suddenly develop a craving for a hamburger. Doesn't have to be a gourmet burger or anything. Just a Whopper will do.

Do I brave the 110F heat to run out now to get one? Tough choice...
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I suddenly develop a craving for a hamburger. Doesn't have to be a gourmet burger or anything. Just a Whopper will do.

Do I brave the 110F heat to run out now to get one? Tough choice...
Go through the drive thru and stay in your car with the A/C on.
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Actually, that might be another indicator. Do you lean to the fun, free, and cheap things primarily because they are free and cheap? If there were three events happening Friday. You really would like to do all three, but the most exciting is $100 (concert?) and the other two are free. What would you do?
If we really wanted to do something for $100 we would do that, but all things being equal we will go with the freebies or cheap events and there are a lot of those where we live. Finding the bargains is half the fun.

We live in the SF Bay area so there's a lot of outdoor, park and public events that are always low cost, the library has free passes to many of the museums and tourist attractions and there's probably 50+ events each week on our various seat filler lists. There's even an online list by a guy who calls himself Johnny Funcheap. (He is also behind one of the seat filler membership groups.) So why pay more if we can find fun things to do that don't cost a lot? Then there is more to leave to the kids or charity.
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Go through the drive thru and stay in your car with the A/C on.
You can see that I don't have a habit of going to fast food places.

I just woke up from a nap. Darn, it must be old age. The nap was not that long.

Anyway, that craving has passed. Think I am going out to raid the fridge to see if we still have any ice cream.
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My eggs, bacon and hashbrowns with a milk came to ten bucks. It was delicious.

Tomorrow I could drop $40 at the sushi bar. It will be delicious.

Wealth is having anything I want to eat anytime I want it w/o even thinking about the cost.
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Haven't eaten at Denny's in a while, and mostly ate there for breakfast, often at 3am, to absorb some excess alcohol... Have stayed in my share of fleabag, no-tell motels too, but I've upgraded to Holiday Inn Express.

Assuming I was wealthy, flying first class would be on the list of upgrades.
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You can see that I don't have a habit of going to fast food places.

I just woke up from a nap. Darn, it must be old age. The nap was not that long.

Anyway, that craving has passed. Think I am going out to raid the fridge to see if we still have any ice cream.
My neighbor has these ice cream attacks. He calls and asks if I have any ice cream. I never have had any when he calls, or any other time in the last ten years. Last time he called he left a voice mail that did not mention what he was after. When I called back he said his neighbor on the other other side had brought him some so he was OK.

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I have tried Dennys a few times and been disappointed every time. However, it's cheap and convenient and it's food. In my opinion, there are plenty of other restaurants with just as bad food that are "cool" and "hip" and people can go there without any stigma because they are cool and hip. Lol.

As for Motel 6. Sure, if it's me and the guys on a road trip we can do a night at a cheapie to crash for a few hours but if the wife and kids are there it won't happen.
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