And the food? Dreadful. My chili relleno was not at all the right color, and indicated a serious lack of attention to keeping the frying oil fresh. Thor's burrito was not put together very well. And the rice was just wrong - I can't describe how, but wrong. So, was the meal ruined? Did we sink slowly into the depths of sadness and despair? No, we did not. In fact it was the most fun meal we had in our whole vacation, because of the restaurant game (Or rather, The Restaurant Game™).
The rules of the game are quite simple - the people at the table (it could also be done with one person alone, but then would be more of a mental exercise than a game) take turns coming up with reasons why the food is so bad. Anything goes, the more extreme the better, though more mundane explanations are also good. See if you can keep it going for the whole meal. Any other rules are up to you; for example, you could set a time limit for turn-taking. Here are some of the excuses we came up with:
You get the idea. So, now, it's your turn. Think of a bad restaurant food experience from your past, find some creative excuses for why it was so, and then tell me about it. I look forward to hearing what you come up with!