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Taking Pictures of your Meal in a Restaurant

This is such an odd new fad. I watched some 20 year olds last night set the scene, composition and placement of their dinner and take multiple pix and then post them to who knows where. Then share the pix amongst themselves.

Jeeze, you’re all within 5 feet of each other. Still can’t see each other’s plates? Very odd custom.

But God forbid that they share a taste amongst themselves.

replies 27Dec 7, 2017 3:30 AM +00:00

New? I gave up Facebook because of this almost 10 years ago

replies 1Dec 7, 2017 3:34 AM +00:00

How much food is wasted so idiots can post pictures? I've seen my sister in law, the most basic suburban lady, post crap on cedar planks and stone at home, but my brother would never eat the crap she posts, or off anything but a plate.. It is always ridiculous.

replies 2Dec 7, 2017 3:44 AM +00:00

Food pics pair nicely with their ass selfies. Very basic imagination operating.
--Anna Freud
replies 3Dec 7, 2017 3:47 AM +00:00

It's an extremely frau-like thing to do. Also very Asian.

replies 4Dec 7, 2017 3:53 AM +00:00

I’ve seen them take pictures of the plates of food still in the hands of the server. Placing the food on the table. Squealing with delight as the appetizers are presented and arranged for the photo session. One waitress just rolled her eyes.

replies 5Dec 7, 2017 3:57 AM +00:00

I don’t mind it if it’s upscale food from a fancy restaurant. But I don’t need to see what you’re eating at the local sub shop. My cousin in Arizona does this on Facebook and it makes me crazy! “Ooh, look I made tuna salad!” Or “Scrambled eggs with fried bologna, remember when we ate this? I am eating this today.”. “Eating toast and soup since I’m under the weather today.”. I love her, but it drives me crazy!!

replies 6Dec 7, 2017 4:00 AM +00:00

Most of their food photos look like food...after.

replies 7Dec 7, 2017 4:03 AM +00:00

New? The Asians rule Yelp and take a picture of everything- including the restaurant bathroom. It's been going on since whenever Yelp started.

replies 8Dec 7, 2017 5:40 AM +00:00

Restaurant bathroom? Before or after the flush?

replies 9Dec 7, 2017 6:05 AM +00:00

After, they are obsessed with Toto toilets.

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 6:48 AM +00:00

This guy I know feels the need to basically "live blog" his Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner preparation. Like no one else has ever brined and roasted a turkey, made green bean casserole, etc. It's fucking annoying, and only made worse by his friend who feel obliged to post comments on said pics, like "yum, i'll be right over!"

I hate people.

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 6:53 AM +00:00

A fuck buddy is a server and when a gaggle of women came in and starting going on about the menu and taking pics, he asked if they would like to meet the chef and one of them asked, "Why?"

replies 12Dec 7, 2017 6:57 AM +00:00

Instagram models are OBSESSED with showing you everything they eat.

replies 13Dec 7, 2017 7:06 AM +00:00

I always take pictures of my meal, after it's been digested and voided into the toilet.

--Bon Appetit!
replies 14Dec 7, 2017 7:08 AM +00:00

Social media has somehow convinced people that others are interested in the most mundane minutiae of their day but apparently if you have people checking and upvoting or whatever on what you post, it provides a flood of dopamine into your brain. It's literally addictive.

replies 15Dec 7, 2017 7:11 AM +00:00

Years ago Oprah did a show about people with odd hobbies or obsessions. One guest was an old man who had written down every single thing he had ever done over the past decades. Oprah asked why he thought about writing down all this stuff and he said he didn't know. I hope he lived long enough to see what the world is like today.

replies 16Dec 7, 2017 9:11 AM +00:00

R25 it's weird because it wasn't addictive for me. It made me feel empty.

--No longer use social media except to private message close friends
replies 17Dec 7, 2017 9:19 AM +00:00

I'm also a millennial.

replies 18Dec 7, 2017 9:20 AM +00:00

^meant for R15

replies 19Dec 7, 2017 9:21 AM +00:00

I saw someone post a bowl of chili that they made. All dripping down the sides, looking nasty. At least clean up the damn bowl before you take the picture. Plate it nicely if you're going to take pride in your dish. But preferably no food pics!

replies 20Dec 7, 2017 9:37 AM +00:00

If any of you here do this, you should know that some of your Social Media friends bitch about it behind your back and discuss unfriending you every time you post another damn picture of food.

Unless you limit this shit to a Foodies' group, no regular person is that interested in what you eat or cook.

replies 21Dec 7, 2017 11:04 AM +00:00

In the future, every meal will be famous for 15 minutes.

--Appy Warhol
replies 22Dec 7, 2017 12:04 PM +00:00

To echo other's it's not a new fad. It's been going on for a decade or more.

replies 23Dec 7, 2017 12:18 PM +00:00

I have friends that are servers in restaurants. They say this food pic thing is beyond annoying and it really holds up a table longer than need be. Millennials- gotta love 'em.

replies 24Dec 7, 2017 1:26 PM +00:00

I actually appreciate it in a yelp review. That way I can see what the food looks like and if at least it looks appetizing. In fact, I don't mind photos of any kind. Put them in all your reviews. I was looking for a bathroom remodeler and was very happy to see pictures posted with the review.

It's a very harmless hobby but millennials are just on maximum outrage all the time. OP if you don't like the pictures block the person but no need to get high blood pressure over it.

replies 25Dec 7, 2017 1:27 PM +00:00

In Soviet Russia, food take picture of you.

replies 26Dec 7, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00

r26 Darfur Orphan got adopted by Russian parents, wants to go back to Sudan.

replies 27Dec 7, 2017 6:12 PM +00:00