Tuesday 19th July 2011
I’m a creature of habit. I don’t like change. I like things just the way they are. I have favourite things and rarely stray from that path. I like my coffee black/no sugar-just coffee, always have. I’ve had the same dentist for the past 17 years, who I see every 182 days without fail. Fashions will come & go but I never buy anything other than Carhartt jeans, they just fit right. Hell, I’ve not even changed my ridiculously named email address I sign up for 15 years ago when it was funny to enrol as firstname.lastname@example.org . 😉
Fortunately, I’m open minded enough to try new things every now & again but if they aren’t as good as I have, I revert to type. As far as I’m concerned, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Sometimes it’s a bit brown or water logged.
Restaurants are no different. My standards aren’t particularly high but if the food, service, atmosphere & price are anywhere near good, I’ll be as loyal as a dog for the blind.
When we visit Mum & Dad, my wife & I always try to take advantage of the free babysitting facilities and go out for dinner. There is very little, within walking distance, for a middle aged couple, like ourselves, to do where my they live. There are a couple of grotty pubs where we could dine out on nuts & bags of crisps but if we are wanting something a bit more filling but not necessarily more health we look no further than the Akash Tandoori Restaurant. It’s been there for as long as I’ve been born. My wife & I might go there once a year and the waiters always remember us & greet us with warm friendly smiles. It really is nothing special. It’s a run down, 1970’s, old fashioned British Indian restaurant, complete with very thick table clothes, hologram of the Taj Mahal & cutlery ladened tables. It’s a visual treat.
Before I arrive I know exactly what I’m going to have. I think a lot of people are like that with curries. Mushroom Biriani, vegetable curry & a plain naan.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 🙂