Day 196: Paperless Meals Out

burgerWe try to take our reusable containers with us when we go out to eat.

Sometimes we forget.

Sometimes we remember, but then the person who is carrying the container in their backpack, happens to fall backwards whilst snowboarding, and the container, which has become unusually brittle in the freezing cold, literally shatters under their weight.  (ok, that only happened once, but it was pretty darn disappointing)


Anyway, when we don’t have a container with us, but we are hungry, and there is no grocery store in site, we have have to make do ordering food without something to put it it.

Twice in the past week, we have ordered a burger and fries and asked if they could be put directly onto the cafeteria serving tray.  I’m happy to say that at two different ski hills they said “no problem”.

Sometimes it is so darn easy if you just ask.



Filed under food, interactions, reusable containers

3 responses to “Day 196: Paperless Meals Out

  1. For some reason this post made me think of Adam Sandler, from the movie The Wedding Singer, standing there with a meatball in each hand, sauce dripping everywhere. *hee*hee*

    I have been known to carry napkin wrapped sandwiches home in my purse before. You just never know what you might find in there!

  2. inchingalong

    Interestingly, just the other day I was out somewhere and needed a “doggy bag” for a small leftover item, which turned out to be a big styrofoam clamshell, so I just said never mind and did not take leftovers home. That aggravates me from a cost perspective, but I haven’t gotten to the point of taking my own containers with me. Oh well, that can go on the list for 2009. 🙂

  3. Layla

    Well, I totally agree!! Sometimes you just need to ask, lol!!

    I was hesitating to buy cheese in the local mini-supermarket with reusable containers for at least 2 months ‘mentally preparing’, gosh!!
    And it turned out to be mighty simple!! lol

    So now you give me alternatives to try next time while eating out too!! Cool!! :))
    /I would probably wish for a plate on the tray, just in case.. but interesting to know even the seemingly odd wishes can be granted!! :)/

    Is that a PP or PE or… what number shattered plastic reusable? (didn’t know they could get so brittle and ‘explode’…!)

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