Do you know the song... "Lets Get Loud" sung by Jennifer Lopez? I went to go eat dinner at the Paris Hotel Buffet on June 4, 2012. Since I travel alone.....I eat alone. I am a single senior WOMAN who has been eating alone in restaurants for 40years. I was only married 10yrs. when I was young and foolish. I go up to the register and I hand over my Total Rewards Gold card and my I.D. I say to the female clerk that I am pre-paid and want a table for one person. The clerk stares at me.... and says.."Are you sure you want a table by yourself?" I answer, "yes". Then she asks me again.... if I really wanted a table by myself". She is looking at me like if I don't understand her questions. I then say real LOUD...."YES, I AM EATING ALONE... AND I NEED A TABLE BY MYSELF!!! Then a single gal behind me told the cashier that she also was eating alone. I invited her to join me. We started laughing and became fast friends. For many years I have had the problem of going to restaurants and the waiters sometimes say real loud..."Are you eating by yourself!!!" I aways say real loud, "YES I AM...POOR ME... I AM ALL ALONE!! Then I laugh at them. I am starting to think of a better come back with a better answer. I was thinking of saying real loud that I have been eating by myself for 40yrs. just like men have been doing all of their lives. I am just venting. Don't blame the victim/me. If you haven't had that experience then you don't know what it is like. It is the year 2012.... and people still haven't learned that we females have money to buy our own meals and are free to eat alone. LucyR.