Should I get a salad?

The other day I went to Larry’s Pizza, and I wondered if I should get a salad.  Now, before you judge me, hear the rest of the story.  I realize that the official Buffet o’ Blog stance on the salad bar at Larry’s Pizza is that it’s there just for decoration.  I understand that and agree wholefartedly.  But this was a unique visit to the restaurant.

Accompanying me on this pizza quest was my wife, her mom, and her sister.  Predictably, they all got a salad to go with their all-you-can-eat pizza.  (Ironically, it’s impossible to eat all-you-can-eat pizza if you also eat a salad, since you’re wasting calories on greenery.)  Anyway, I am trying to lose weight (which is why I intentionally limit my trips there).  Also to consider is that it’s important to try to make a good impression on the in-laws.  Even though they know me by now, I still may be judged for what I do and don’t do, which can make life more complicated.

So now you understand my dilemma.  Obviously I don’t want to get a salad, and I especially don’t want to eat one there.  (I don’t know if their salad bar is good or not — I honestly have never looked at it closely.  All I see there is pizza!)  Of course my options were to either get a salad or not, but there are potentially even more options.  So I figured I’d put out a poll where you can vote on what I should’ve done.  I’m just curious what the general populace thinks on such issues.

Your vote is anonymous, and after you vote it will show you what the current tally is.

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What should this man have done?

The other night I was at a local restaurant, and there was a couple sitting next to us.  The guy was a big man — not all muscular, just big — and he was wearing a floral shirt.  (No, it wasn’t the infamous Mango-Man, though it sounds like him and he lives in these here parts.)  Anyway, the waitress said she really liked his flowered shirt.  I felt somewhat embarrassed for him, but then I wondered how he should respond.  He simply said, “Thank you.”  But I wonder what he really wanted to say…

What should he have said and/or done?