One of my favourite restaurants has a very chatty owner. She means well, but how do I tell her to buzz off? Ravi, Bukit Raja
A couple of questions: is she hot? Second, does she give you extra bread rolls with your orders? If you answered ‘yes’ to one of these questions, then a bout of conversation isn’t so bad, right? But if you want to be left alone, tell her and then casually wave goodbye to the preferential treatment. Bon appétit, Scrooge!
Should I risk a dinner date by cooking at home or take her out to a clichéd fancy restaurant? Firdaus, Mont Kiara
If your culinary repertoire is instant noodles with potential diarrhoea, then opt to pay someone else to do the cooking for you. I’d go for cliché anytime over having my stomach pumped.