Tonight my husband and I celebrated the 8th anniversary of our first date and really the anniversary of when we became a couple. Because we went to Applebee’s for our first date, we have made it a tradition to go there every year on January 31st.
Something happened tonight that doesn’t always happen, but it happens enough that I take notice. When we were finished eating, the waitress came up to us and said “Will this be on separate checks…….Or together?”
If you’re reading this post and you’re a woman that has dealt with weight issues and has a normal weight, attractive husband then maybe you can see where I’m going with this. It has always been my belief that if you look at my husband and I, we don’t look like we belong together. That’s really just the harsh reality. He’s attractive, and fit. I am not bad looking when I’m not super morbidly obese… but let’s face it, weighing around 400 lbs is not attractive.
I guess I just find it interesting that so many wait staff members at many different restaurants ask if we would like separate checks. I feel as though a big reason is because we don’t look like we belong together as a couple. I mean, we even have wedding rings on for crying out loud! It doesn’t really bother me THAT much, but the Sociology major in me wants to conduct an experiment.
From this point forward, if I go out to eat with just my husband at a place where we are brought a check, I’m going to make note of whether or not we are asked if we’d like separate checks. My hypothesis is that as time goes by and I lose more weight; hence, become more attractive, we will be asked this question a lot less. Of course, these won’t be scientific findings, but it’s a curiosity that I want to satisfy!
Am I just crazy or have you experienced the same thing?