That's all you can eat sir...

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Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060505/ap_on_fe_st/buffet_debacle;_ylt=Ah55GQFmEGeeI54vR.1TXSoEtbAF;_ylu=X3oDMTBhZDJjOXUyBHNlYwNtdm5ld3M-

buffetI've always said there's a fine line between an "all you can eat buffet" and an "all you can eat buffet." What I mean is at some point, there shuold be a limit - and the host could say, "sir, that's all you can eat." Every now and again you see some story of a guy who pigs out on the buffet and tries to eat the profits for the evening. He gets kicked out, makes a big PR fuss and sues the establishment.

This story is different though - seems this family frequents a local buffet, takes a ton of food, eats one bite and then does the same - again and again and over multiple visits. The manager is quoted in the article saying, "They just take one bite and throw it away," said cashier Lin Huyen. "They take four egg rolls and crab ragoon, take one bite of egg roll and throw the whole plate. That is wasting food." Dragon House manager Kent Cao said his restaurant offers all you can eat buffet, not all you can waste.

You know, you can manage your children, they are not independant (yet) and if they are, then they should be evicted form the place alone and let the mom stay. Sounds like her kids are out of control and need a little parenting.

Just to say... One thing I like about buffets is the ability to try new things - and I often 'waste' more food there than a regular eating establishment. But one does not intentionally and repeatedly take vast amounts of food, not eat them and then repeat. Therein lies the problem.

The article makes the family seem like the bad guy, and they are IMHO. She blames her kids - "We waste too much food. But the buffet is all you can eat. And you know kids. They won't always eat everything and they want something else."