What is the hardest part of being alone in the world? You don't have anyone to share a meal with. It is tolerable when you just fuel yourself with anything at home. Oh, but what can you do when everywhere you look there is just another restaurant you die to go into? It is just a little too embarrassing when you order the set meal of your dreams and they inform you it can feed half an army and anyway they look it you are just a table for one... Yes, you are desperate enough to go with your horrible boss and coworkers. And actually there are positive sides of saying hello and a few words to your neighbours no matter how much they irritate you otherwise. Maybe they are not such awful people if you look at them over a table full of beautiful dishes you are about to have not just a bite of?