My favourite food story

Actor Jyoti Malshe,who featured in Narbachi Wadi,remembers how her weakness for food once had her trapped in an uncomfortable situation.

Written by Debjani Paul | Published:October 5, 2013 4:45 am

I have always been a big foodie and I like trying out new dishes wherever I go. But six years ago,when I was in still in college,eating out at restaurants was considered a big deal. As students,we would get limited pocket money and only ate at restaurants when we were out with parents. Once,during my first year in college,I was out with friends. We didn’t have any money but were quite hungry. We decided to eat at a restaurant when my friend said that her boyfriend was going to join us. He was already working and we thought he was going to treat us to lunch. So we started ordering food even before he joined us — which included vadas,idli and dosas — and even though we could only afford cutting chai,we even ordered glasses of fresh juice. Suddenly,my friend and her boyfriend got up and left without paying for even what they had eaten.

We thought we would end up washing dishes at the restaurant that day. We then had to call another friend to come with some money so we could go free. Today,when I look back and think about that incident,I can’t help but laugh. At that time,though,I remember feeling quite miserable and embarrassed. To this day,when I meet that friend and her boyfriend,who is now her husband,I make sure to take some money along.

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