TGIF – a slice of the American dream…

Christmas lunch at TGIF proved to be a an all-American experience – large quantities of food – sports memorabilia miserable failing to obscure poor wall paper choices and almost one flat screen per paying customer. Conversation was difficult over the cricket and muzak background noise, but the wait staff were sufficiently cheery, festive and helpful.

I will say that the food was good and plentiful (if you like steak, burgers, ribs etc) and reasonably priced.

They also accommodated my team of 12 with only 1 days’ notice on what is arguably one of the busiest lunch periods of the year – the last working week before Christmas.

So, all in all, enjoyable if kitschy, relaxed yet cliched and colourful enough for even the most jaded consumers to sparkle at least for a brief moment in the lead up to the Christmas battles we all face.

TGIF burger

Thoughts

India is very vibrant, alive but in the jungle sense of the word – there is no order and everything feels organic. Structures, even when new, seem be in a state of permanent disrepair. Nature and Culture face off in a constant battle, neither winning, only keeping entropy at bay to allow continued existence, to allow life to propagate, to allow chaos, to allow colour and decay, beauty and brutality. Inimitable.

One is not sure if a view into the past is afforded or, indeed, a vision of the future. For the world has many paths it can follow – all possibilities along the quantum stream, liber universum.

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