[QUOTE=Andrea;1095491]There have been times when I’ve gone somewhere, buffet or otherwise, and just bought food for the kids. But it would NEVER occur to me to eat a bite in that situation. I hate that they have to impose all these rules because there’s always people who are trying to scam the system.
(And yet… I find it okay to slip a few cookies in my bag from the buffet that I’ve paid for. Also wrong. Apparently I have some elastic morality!)[/QUOTE]
There is only one time I was ever in any AYCE buffet that I truly did not eat anything.
One day in March 2007, I happened to be in MK at the same time as the Davids (Quakercub and Chastmaster). I was originally going to go home much earlier, but wound up still in WDW when I knew they were at Crystal Palace.
I asked one of the CMs if I could drop in to say goodbye because I was shoving off and it was Cub’s birthday.
I had no intention of eating anything, and I didn’t.
I wound up staying through Wishes and chatted with the Davids all through their meal.
But the server could also see very plainly I wasn’t eating anything and I wasn’t charged.
There are genuine times that people should not be charged, but they are few and far between.
(Wait, you were in CP at dinner time and you didn’t even have a bite of the ancho chile rubbed salmon?
No I didn’t.
And we all know how much I like CP for any meal.
But not this time. Instead I stopped at the Wendy’s at The Loop on my way to the turnpike.
But what should be most amazing is that at 8:15 PM, the CMs at CP had no problem with me joining friends at a table for two and gave me the choice of having dinner or not.