I just had my first breakfast buffet and I'm so depressed. I'm in Vegas now and buffets rule, so I thought I should try one out, that and it was the only way to get breakfast in my Hotel (that's right hotel!). I waltz in, pay my $8.99 and peruse the offerings. Actually I head straight for the bacon and it's friends. I load up on the meaty goodness as long with scrambled eggs, sausages and home fires (fried potato chunks). I pick up a cup of coffee and head to my table only partially aware of all the other aisles of food waiting to be eaten. I polish off that plate fairly quickly so look around to see whats on offer. I've become a slight cereal freak so go in search of some muesli or granola but, no luck. How 'bout toast? Hmmm, no.
Instead what I do see boggles the mind. There's a carvery with all kinds of roast meat, veggies and gravies. There's a pizza and pasta bar - pepperoni for brekkie? There's a fast food type section with fried chicken, Chinese food and battered seafood. Salad bar? How about some greens drenched in mayonnaise or dressing. Then we have a desserts section. Not pastries and croissants, try donuts, chocolate cake, vanilla slice, apple, blueberry, meringue or chocolate pie! Seriously, there is no exaggeration here. Then of course the place is lined with post mix machine of every soft drink you can think of.
And the worst - everyone was loading up their plates with the stuff (yeah, Newsflash, America has an obesity problem - more probing insights later). As I looked around and saw everyone stuffing their faces I felt all seedy. It was gross and I left. Looks like it's fruit and veggies for the next week.