ITALIAN DINNERS NEVER END
Italians are famous for taking their time at meals and enjoying the moment. While it would take me maybe 45 minutes to eat dinner in America, it would take me closer to 4 hours to eat dinner in Italy.
It was nice at first. Everyone was happy to slow down, and chit chat during the long breaks between courses. However, after the fourth day of endless dinners, I was SO over it.
I am a busy body, and chilling while waiting for the next course in a long dinner after an already long day killed me. All I could do was think about all the other things I could be doing: homework, editing, sleeping, or watching a performance in the city square.
Long dinners made me anxious.
I understand that there is value and significance to experiencing food as opposed to only using it as a fuel stop to your next destination, but the never ending dinners were a bit excessive for me.
The next time I go out to eat, I will gladly meet in the middle of American quick stop eating and Italian leisure eating. Buon appetito!