After making an order for your favorite dish, the waiter goes away to bring what you ordered while you keep counting the time. Some restaurants are designed to give you an idea about the aroma of the sumptuous meal being prepared. That sweet aroma just circulates around the place, and clients become more impatient as they continue salivating. The challenge of waiting for your order comes right here because time can start being counted in seconds with your eyes fixed on the door leading to the kitchen, or counter where the waiter went. Such anxiety is normal, but it can be dealt with by keeping you occupied or spicing up your waiting period.
The mistake of focusing on the main meal is common just to avoid tempering with your appetite, or disturbing your mood for food. Even before looking at the menu, an idea that comes to mind is that there are light beverages you can enjoy within that time depending on what is available. If this is not a preferred choice, that is where appetizers come in handy just to calm the nerves. Another option worth exploring involves grabbing some starter meals, as long as it has no effect on your gulping the main meal. Specific soups are designed to do just that, and you can have a taste of the different flavors they come with, especially when hunger has reached those irritating levels.
Sometimes, it is good to try strange dishes that just appear on that list, and you have had no chance of guessing what surprise lies ahead. This can be a good idea even when your aim is to get rid of the impatience you go through while waiting for your meal. Either way, most of the dishes look strange based on personal preferences which are usually guided by your exposure. None of this should stand in the way of trying new items on offer. The same applies to beverages that come either with the main meal or afterward. Try out just one particular drink with a difficult name that you have been pushing aside each time you select your preferred drink.
Creative ideas around a restaurant environment can be limited, especially if you have gone there alone. In a group of friends, this can be easy with a lot of chatting, sharing ideas, and just having a nice time socializing. Even when alone, you can try to interact with fellow customers, or those in your contacts via the phone. It helps a lot to be friends with people near you so that if there is any special area of concern, or an emergency, it will easily be sorted out. Interactions with any member of staff from the restaurant come easy with extroverts who have no problem starting conversations.
Some places offer special menus to clients on request with the view of ensuring demands are attended to as they roll in. If you are in such a place, find out how far they can go into accommodating your request, including how much time they would need for a standard preparation to your satisfaction. Before making that specialized request, you may already have an idea about the type of meals expected from the chef. In exciting arrangements, you will find them cooking outdoors in full view of other clients and potential business partners. It simply adds to the anticipation required before any meal is taken so that you are psychologically ready for that delicious meal.
Training your mind to adapt while waiting for your order comes with experience and patience. In fact, what is too long for one person ends being a short time for another person depending on whether they have faced this situation. You might think waiting for just ten minutes is nothing but a short period, while another contemporary may look at less than half that same time as being unacceptable. This is also true considering regions with interesting diversity in cultures.
If you make an order, and you immediately start counting time, your overall waiting period will be different from the one that keeps the focus away from the watch. In each case, the experience should be transformed from the usual idle wait to more active anticipation so that even if a request is made for adjustments to your order, there will be no dull moments.