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Comments of the Day: Restaurant Temperature

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Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.

Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.

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Today Joanna O'Leary shared five reasons she would refuse to pay her bill at a restaurant.

Commenter The Marlboro Woman thought she'd left an important item off the list:

The number one excuse should be Mal-Functioning Air Conditioning. This has become a chronic situation in Houston as many establishments (The Fountainview Cafe) either fail to maintain aging units or deliberately jack up the thermostat to keep operating costs down. If I have to sweat while I eat, I'm leaving.

Of course, at the moment, it's frigging cold, and commenter rgwalt wrote in about experiencing the opposite situation last night:

I was at El Ray on Washington last night. Their heater was broken and it had to be 45F inside. I could see my breath. All their customers were bundled up, shivering while eating their tortilla soup. It was like a meat locker in there... I could have climbed into the rotisserie with the chickens. It took them 15 minutes to get my to-go order ready, too. Unfortunately I had paid for my food when I ordered, otherwise I would have left.

All right, the people have spoken: not too hot, not to cold. Please.


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