I am the unofficial Bangalore food guide. Whenever I am in town, I will take care of dinner arrangement for everyone staying in the guest house. It does not take much time, but the return is great. I only have to spent 5 minutes every day to pick the restaurant, make the reservation, print direction and sent out an email invite people to join me for dinner. People are glad that some one is take care of the dinner arrangement, they can hop into the car and guarantee a nice meal. I always pick the expensive restaurants, so that it can never go wrong. It’s a fun to have some colleagues to chat and chill out with a few drinks. It is far better than the alternative. If no one organize dinner, we may end up eating at Indian restaurants around the guest house every night.
Somehow, some colleagues choose to cook for themselves in the guest house instead of joining us. I don’t quite understand why don’t they come with us. Granted, the restaurants are far away, it takes time to stuck in traffic. However, buying glocery, washing and cooking also takes time. Having a nice dinner doesn’t take much time than cooking. Money is not a concern, the food bill is paid by the companies anyways. There is no reason to go cheap on food by making your own dinner. I just can’t imagine someone can have sausage and egg every day instead of fine dinner. One theory why they stay home for dinner is they feel guilt spending company’s money. I tried to enlighten them with the correct value of money. The company outsource to India to cut cost, so we are just helping the company utilize some of saving by having nice dinner in India.