Etiquette Tuesday: The Grinch That Stole Dinner

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

Moody. I almost feel like the Grinch that stole Christmas. Unfortunately, I get like this from time and time and unlike many others I choose not to share my grouchy behavior with the world. Now I have been out with a few of these characters…they have a bad week, day or the like and sit down to have dinner with you which turns out to be a total negative-fest for the mind and stomach. I do not know about you but I would prefer a bad attitude stay home when its time to engage in a rarely friendly feast (*the food has done nothing to you…) or at the very least, be open to some positive energy (*and positive wine, if your up for it;-). Today’s Etiquette tip digs at your mood: leave the attitude at home.

No one wants to sit down and pay anything (*in this economy…) that will not be totally enjoyable to the senses. Now there is always the chance that the food could be less than pleasurable but there is also the chance that with a boost in energy, the meal can be a memorable one. This goes for the waitstaff too. Leave the attitude in the break room. I did not do anything to you. Neither did my date. We want a fair shot at a good time and the best way to attain maximum satisfaction is to give good vibes. Who knows…maybe this change of heart might change your mood?? Just a thought…  

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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