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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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LOL! Exactly what I did for Thanksgiving when I worked in northern NJ in 2002! I ordered a takeout. Was "ok" and better than regular fast food. I took it up the icy road to my nice warm apartment on the top floor on top of a hill and enjoyed!

Even funnier - My ex-GF and I had our Thanksgiving meal from KFC once! She's Kuwaiti so she would call it Kuwaiti Finance Corporation. She did not care about fancy restaurants - all reservations were taken anyway - she was no material girl (sorry Madonna).

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Well, if you want to go to the cheaper end of things, or avoid humanity altogether, there's a Boston Market off of Central Ave. just north of Camelback.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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Nothing wrong about looking out for your rational self interest. And of course, this is Howard Roark writing, if you know what I mean

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This hasnt been mentioned, but I think its self to eat out on Xmas. I'm sure the employees want to spend time with there families instead of serving you. But because people goto these places on the holidays they are forced to work. I remember I worked in a call center for a bank a few years ago, and they were open on Xmas. seems like every person was like oh it a shame you have to work on Xmas. I want to say to them. B***h I wouldn/t have to be here if people like you didn't call cuz you got a late fee.
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Unread 12-22-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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This hasnt been mentioned, but I think its self to eat out on Xmas. I'm sure the employees want to spend time with there families instead of serving you. But because people goto these places on the holidays they are forced to work. I remember I worked in a call center for a bank a few years ago, and they were open on Xmas. seems like every person was like oh it a shame you have to work on Xmas. I want to say to them. B***h I wouldn/t have to be here if people like you didn't call cuz you got a late fee.
Wow. I typically keep things to myself, but I was blown away by your ignorant comment. Did you happen to consider the people that DON'T have families that would like to get out of the house to cheer themselves up a bit with a nice dinner or other activity instead of spending Christmas at home alone? Not everyone is blessed with family. As for YOU working on Christmas, I have been delighted to work every holiday, especially in this economy! Instead of complaining, be GRATEFUL you have a job!!
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Unread 01-20-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Realized that I never circled back to this forum to give a report of my Christmas dinner. Well I ended up in a non-fancy restaurant. Jerry's on East Thomas. You are right, the wait people really didn't want to be there. But, the grumpiness melted for this single guy having dinner... think they went into "family" mode for me. It was an absolutely fabulous meal, Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, and even pumpkin pie. My Mom back in Minnesota is a fabulous cook, but..... Gosh I hope she doesn't read this... umm this meal rivaled her Christmas dinners! Thanks for all the suggestions!
I sometimes love dining alone, I slip myself into some mode that I am entertaining my best friend... me. Sounds kinda self-centered, but it's not really. It's just I spend a fair amount of time with myself, why not treat myself as a friend?
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Unread 01-20-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Realized that I never circled back to this forum to give a report of my Christmas dinner. Well I ended up in a non-fancy restaurant. Jerry's on East Thomas. You are right, the wait people really didn't want to be there. But, the grumpiness melted for this single guy having dinner... think they went into "family" mode for me. It was an absolutely fabulous meal, Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, and even pumpkin pie. My Mom back in Minnesota is a fabulous cook, but..... Gosh I hope she doesn't read this... umm this meal rivaled her Christmas dinners! Thanks for all the suggestions!
I sometimes love dining alone, I slip myself into some mode that I am entertaining my best friend... me. Sounds kinda self-centered, but it's not really. It's just I spend a fair amount of time with myself, why not treat myself as a friend?
Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner
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Unread 01-20-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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Yes. And nothing wrong with being self-centered. In fact everything right. And this is Howard Roark saying that, of course. BTW: Your words below are great.

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I sometimes love dining alone, I slip myself into some mode that I am entertaining my best friend... me. Sounds kinda self-centered, but it's not really. It's just I spend a fair amount of time with myself, why not treat myself as a friend?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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I sometimes love dining alone, I slip myself into some mode that I am entertaining my best friend... me. Sounds kinda self-centered, but it's not really. It's just I spend a fair amount of time with myself, why not treat myself as a friend?
In my travels, I end up eating out alone a lot, too. I agree with Howard, I like this attitude a lot, and I think I'm going to adopt it for myself. Thanks!
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Unread 12-21-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Oh, just realize this post was 2 years old. Oh well it is what it is. Imagine the looks at a beautiful woman eating alone on holidays gets. It's a way of life for me. Beats sitting home feeling sorry for myself.
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Unread 12-21-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Haus Murphy's in Glendale will be open. It's a good German joint. Not sure if they're doing anything special or working off the normal menue.

Haus Murphy's
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Unread 12-21-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Guru Palace in Gilbert will be open. Garlic naan and chicken masala. And gulab jamun and keer. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Christmas is just another day.
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