In this situation, I think the recommendation to still order from those places if you can (that is, assuming your finances aren't hurt too badly by it) is more to help those businesses (particularly if you have a favorite locally owned restaurant or two) keep themselves going and hopefully be able to at least pay some of their employees and thus help those people have money they need for other uses.cjd wrote: ↑March 22nd, 2020, 5:54 pmI don't know, to me one of the major things about getting food from a restaurant is the aspect of dining out, either by myself to get out of the house for a bit, or to meet up with someone.
Very rarely do I get food from a restaurant drive thru or take out to eat somewhere else. So I think I'd likely just eat at home more often and save the money if the option wasn't available. I haven't gotten any food from anywhere since the dine in ban has been in effect.
Maybe others feel differently on this. I won't get into all of it here but I think the whole internet age and social media is making people too un-social (and this is coming from an introvert who doesn't care to socialize much, but knows he needs to get out sometimes).
That way, once things return to a more normal state, these places will still be in business and you can then return to enjoying the aspects you mention.
Plus, when you are basically staying at home, that short drive (or walk) to the restaurant to pick up your meal will still give you a good reason to get out of the house for a bit and with some of the setups places have created is still a fairly safe way to do so.
And yes, that last paragraph is completely true - during times when several people can be in the same room, it makes no sense to be sending messages back & forth to each other over phones and such devices rather than simply relaying those messages in person by talking, but that does happen frequently.