Is It Ok? – Bringing Your Own Bottle of Ranch to a Restaurant

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April 5, 2013 2:01 PM by Smash

Hidden Valley RanchSo I’m sitting at the bar last night and I notice this group of people sitting at a table by me. Nothing too unusual. They sit down, order drinks, and eventually order food. I don’t think much of it until after they order. A large woman with zero fucks pulls out a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch. 2 of the 3 people were unphased by what just happened, but then someone was clearly not a regular in the group. Naturally, they ask about said bottle of ranch. This is when they got my full attention.

This woman claims “I don’t like their ranch here…Hidden Valley is the only ranch I use.” STOP THE PRESSES. This woman actually said this. First of all, Hidden Valley is good for one thing and one thing only: dipping vegetables. This woman was using it for wings. I couldn’t fathom what I was witnessing.

I used to work with a girl who would bring in Buffalo Wild Wings and have her own bottle of ranch. Now, that wasn’t as strange since they charge you extra for the ranch and it was to go. I can understand that. But bringing in your own bottle to the restaurant is such a power move.

The thing is, I have to respect it. If you’re paying for your food, why not enjoy it the way you  like it? It’s not really even outside food since it’s just a condiment. On the other hand though, it’s a complete maniac move. Absolute head turning play.

I’m semi on the fence here. I respect the move but I would also NEVER pull this off in my life. I’m going with my gut here and saying no. No, it is not ok to bring your own bottle of ranch with you to a restaurant.

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