No seriously. Tell me. WHY?????!



I mean, you go to a restaurant, you spend money on a meal, and then you eat until you're full, and you still have some food left on your plate... what do you do? Tell the waiter to take it away (aka "please throw all this wonderful food in the trash, thanks!") OR do you tell the waiter to BOX IT THE HECK UP?


(I hope you know my answer)


I mean, helloooooo, you've already spent money on the food, why not just take your leftovers with you??


The only times NOT taking leftovers is okay:

1-- You don't have a place to store them. Maybe you're out of town and don't have a fridge. Or maybe you're about to run errands and can't leave food in your hot car for hours.


2-- You didn't like the meal.


Yup... that's it. Those are the only two reasons I can think of. Please let me know if you can think of any others ;)



Just take your leftovers, people. DO IT.

I realize that this is an unattractive picture but it was REALLY delicious so I wanted to share. This is half of an amazing cheese calzone. Why on earth would I have NOT taken those leftovers home?! It's just as awesome for lunch the next day!


PS-- I think it's even okay to take leftovers home on a first date. In fact, I did it with Mike (on our first date at Chipotle!) and he still talks to me. So clearly it's not a deal breaker!



Do you take your leftovers? (maybe you shouldn't admit to NOT taking them, because I might shun you...)

PS I'm getting ready to (finally) continue my series on "How to _____ without spending a billion dollars". First two, if you recall, were how to go to restaurants for cheap and how to save money when going out at night. What do you want to see next?

The other ideas I have on my list are coffee shops, friend-dates like shopping (do people still do that? call up a friend and say, "let's go shopping!"), mani/pedis, or movies, other big events like sporting events or concerts... but I want to write about whatever's on your mind right now. So let me know what you'd like to read about! :)