I Have No Idea How This Group Wound Up In Experiences...either Way, Here Is My Story

Dim Sum
"The TOUCH to your Heart"

The British Empire over the past five hundred or so years had shaped this world in many different ways...quite possibly, more so then any other dynasty.
One of its contributions to the Asian Culture is High Tea. Which Brings us to my story of my first...
Dim Sum Experience.

Three main factors determine the success of someone's Dim Sum Experience.
A) the company of family and friends
B) the tea you select
C) the food you select to have with your Company and Tea
It a serious bonding experience to be enjoyed with Company and Tea...
Dim Sum is the Asian version of High Tea!
Serious BUSINESS!!

Well, from a distance...
Dim Sum
Seems to look like a Brunch Buffet....
Except,
You don't physically get up and walk the buffet line.
Oh No,
Not the case...

The Buffet Line is ALIVE,
yes, a living entity...
And it comes to you in constant droves and intense waves...
Carts upon carts of appetizer portions of finger foods and dumplings.
Pork, beef, shrimp, vegetable dumplings.
Everything seems fried and heavy in grease and oil.

Here is where my experience began to overwhelm me...
Ten to twelve appetizer plates sat at my table for two.
Yet, the carts kept coming...and these people...
These random strangers,
Kept showing up at my table...with their smiling faces...
Asking me at first,
"Would you like?"
At first, being a bit too stimulated by the overcrowded room that's filled with food...
I almost ignored the question...so I politely smile in response to their requested question.
:-)
My way of saying
Thanks, but No Thanks

Not good enough for them.
Oh No, not at all...
They Ask again...
This time louder and with less discretion and more aggression.
It does NOT change my mind (nor influence my decision), I still don't want it.
That's when they start their stare down...
Almost as if they are trying to will me to accept more food.

Please go away I think to myself...yet, they don't.
Please don't notice me....yet they do.
Please don't offer me any more food...but they do.
Again, and again, and again...

Oh god, feel like an overstuffed sausage on a grill about to burst...

I quickly ask for the bill,
When no one was looking...
I run to the cashier...and pay my bill.
I leave a gratuity of twenty one Precent (lucky number I know).

They give me four bags of left overs...on the way out.

My First Dim Sum experience...

I have never in my life been so peer pressured by random strangers to eat so much food...

Next time I go, I am bringing a lot more people.
Anyone want to join me?
Ferric67 Ferric67
36-40, M
Jan 21, 2013