Buf­fets should be pay as you go to re­duce waste

7 Days in Dubai - - PUZZLES -

Fast­ing alerts a per­son’s con­science, es­pe­cially as hunger is in­volved, and then if the same peo­ple waste food the mean­ing of fast­ing is not com­pletely lost but it does have an ad­verse ef­fect. This is es­pe­cially true for if­tar buf­fets where un­der­stand­ingly fast­ing peo­ple are anx­ious be­cause of hunger spasms. To con­trol food wastage, which is in­deed a sin I feel, just as in a la carte - where food is cho­sen and en­joyed by peo­ple as per the pres­sure on their wal­lets - for buf­fets also what­ever they choose they should pay for. This will pre­vent ex­ces­sive food wastage which is not given a sec­ond thought as it al­ways ex­ceeds what­ever is paid for by the cus­tomer as there is ul­ti­mate sat­is­fac­tion and no re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards any sort of a wastage. This prac­tice is fol­lowed by dolma/out­let mall and Ikea food hall. Stuff se­lected is weighed and paid for from a buf­fet lay out, (not a la carte whereby time is needed for prepa­ra­tions and is not prac­ti­cal). And hence noth­ing goes waste. Lailu UAE were afraid of re­ceiv­ing a po­lice fine. Dur­ing Ra­madan they are only al­lowed to sell take­aways and the sit­ting area was not open. To that, I said that I just needed to sit be­cause I am 7 months preg­nant (which was ob­vi­ous) and feared I was faint­ing just there. They again re­fused a sim­ple sit to as­sist me. Af­ter that, I have to share my ex­pe­ri­ence pub­licly as this should not hap­pen ever again to any­one. The po­lice would have un­der­stood a med­i­cal sit­u­a­tion I am sure es­pe­cially in this Holy Month, which re­minds ev­ery­one with the feel­ing of com­pas­sion. Nora Dubai another mall is screened off and al­lows non-Mus­lims to eat and drink and a third is not screened off and has food and drink on dis­play and only serves take­away, usu­ally next to a pasta and salad out­let that has hid­den all food and drink but still serves take­away. At mo­tor­way ser­vices a dif­fer­ent cof­fee shop has cakes and sand­wiches on dis­play and serves take­away like the ad­join­ing sand­wich bar which next to a burger res­tau­rant and juice bar that won’t serve any food at all. I sim­ply don’t get it. Apostrophiser UAE

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