What happens when you walk into a slightly upscale Indian restaurant by yourself?
"You are here aah-looone?", asks the waiter, extending the word "alone" for a full five seconds and saying it loud enough for half the restaurant to turn around and look at you. He then seats you in the middle of the restaurant at a table meant for six. Determined not to be embarrassed, you pull out your e-book reader and start to read. At which point, the old lady at the table over leans over and asks if you are praying.
And that's when you decide you'll never go to an upscale Indian restaurant by yourself.