I was in the restaurant business with my late husband and two sons, , so it just came naturally to critique a restaurant when we ate out and to take tastes off of everyone's plates. I was lucky enough to find the second love-of-my-life, but the eating out is a problem. He says when we go out, he likes to feel like we're on a date and he's trying to treat me to a nice experience, and if I say anything about the restaurant or food, it spoils the mood for him, and makes him feel like he isn't taking care of me. He's very easy to live with, other than this. It's been hard, but I've gotten really good at not saying anything, and I always ask now if I may have a bite of his food, and he doesn't mind that. But man, if I forget and take a bite from his plate without asking, he gets hot! If we're out with my sons, he really has a difficult time. He doesn't say anything, but I can see the steam coming out of his ears!
at 10:33 AM on Oct. 20, 2010