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How to move on from ordering the wrong thing in a restaurant

IT’S happened. In the pressure of the moment in a restaurant you panicked and made the wrong choice. Here’s how to accept it and move on.

Denial

Maybe the waiter heard you wrong? Maybe you actually ordered something good? It could all be okay, right? No. You’ve ordered boring pasta you could have made at home.

Anger 

As the rage swells inside you, direct it appropriately. This is not the fault of the chef or whoever put that common sense-killing menu together. This is on you. You and you alone failed to order that delicious meaty thing Gavin is having. 

Bargaining

It’s tempting to try and coerce a partner or friend into swapping with you or going half-and-half, but don’t be that person. Everyone hates that person.

Depression

There will naturally be sadness associated with watching your mates hoover up their excellent choices while you choke down your mistake. Remember nothing lasts forever, even if your lasagne seems like it’s going to.

Acceptance 

As you near the end of your plate of self-loathing, learn from the experience and move on. And for God’s sake be more careful about dessert or you’ll be stuck with ice cream while everyone else is having amazing cake.