Le Politically Correct?

Today I had lunch with my good friends David and Horbi. This is not an unusual occurence, David and I have done this at least once a week or so for the better part of five years (give or take a year spent in Nashville) and Horbi and I for the better part of a year. It’s not uncommon for us to go several times in a week. Having said that, it’s hard to imagine that there would be too many places we HAVEN’T been to lunch, but today we tried a new place.

Now I had been to Le Madeline before, a couple of times, with my wife and I love the food. David and Horbi had never been. For those not familiar with it, it is a franschised French place with awesome food but it’s VERY feminine in every aspect of the decor. It’s probably safe to say that the female to male ratio of their clientele is probably 80/20 to the gentler sex. It’s also safe to assume that it would be a nice place for a single guy to ‘people watch’ since it’s a somewhat trendy little spot. Cliff’s Notes version – it’s a chick place with good food and lots of hot girls. Did I mention how much I love my wife?

Anyway, due to the predominant make-up of their client base (no pun intended) I started wondering… was it appropriate for 3 guys to be eating there without a single female in our group? Were we encroaching on their territory or invading their space? It’s not like you ever see 3 girls walk into a Hooters without some form of testosterone. Then I shook myself and realized, Politically Correct is NOT an appropriate frame of mind for me to explore!

With that in mind, I say, if women don’t want men going to lunch at Le Madeline without a wife, girlfriend or some other appropriate disquise then they should stop making such good food.

Discuss amongst yourselves…

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