Going out to eat can be wonderful. First off, you're not doing the cooking, and for people who don't like to cook, like me (please don't tell me again how easy and pleasurable cooking can be), it's a treat. But sometimes our dining experiences aren't what we expected. And it's not always because the food is bad or the waitstaff rude, it's the small annoyances that can really tick you off.
When the music is so loud I have to shout at my partner just to have conversation.
I just want control over the pepper grinder, instead of having someone come and pepper my food for me. I won't fuck it up if I do it myself, honestly.