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Question #77881 posted on 06/08/2014 5 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Soup or Salad?

-Sitting in a restaurant

A:

Dear sitting,

You must be at Denny's at this hour. I really hope you're not going to sit frozen at your table for 100 hours. 

Both! Most restaurants have a half soup, half salad for the very reason that people like us just can't decide. That way you can still get gumbo and smother lettuce with house ranch!!!

-Squirrel

A:

Dear Restaurant Sitter,

I prefer salad. It's very light and I like the taste of fresh things, probably because I used to work at Subway. Soup just never did it for me. Some soups are mostly broth; I think that's just silly. Are we eating or playing around? If I'm going to eat soup I'd like some hearty, thick soup (read: stew). I can't depend on most places to oblige, so I prefer salad.

Hobo

A:

Dear sitting,

Is the salad made of lettuce? Lettuce looks and tastes to me like grass on steroids*, and I have about as much desire to eat it as I have to eat grass on steroids. Soup, on the other hand, has the potential for a rich variety of lettuce-free flavors. I always pick soup.

-yayfulness

*To be fair, I've never actually eaten grass and so I don't actually know what grass tastes like. But I don't think it can taste much worse than lettuce.