I swear I'm in the kitchen today. Baking bread, specifically. I realize my posts have been lackluster lately, but it will all pay off soon, you just wait. Do I really know what the word "lackluster" means, by the way? Hmm...
Let's move on to a BRAND NEW edition of Siriously? I'm Serious (golf claps)... RESTAURANT PET PEEVES.
On Father's Day morning, we were at the very fancy and very expensive establishment known as iHop for breakfast. It was 7:30 in the morning (don't ask). Naturally, we were the only customers dining at that time. They sat us in a booth, and because we were 4 adults and a child, we put our diaper bag in the adjacent booth to create more space. Halfway through my delicious German pancakes, another family entered the almost empty restaurant. Where were they sat? Right next to us. In the booth that sat my diaper bag. We were asked to move it. We said, "Really? Can't you sit them somewhere else?" The response? "No, we seat by station." Listen, as a former waitress, I understand that. But it was 7:43 in the morning. There were 2 families in the entire joint. IT WAS FATHER'S DAY. Gimme a break International House of Pancakes. More like International House of Packed Peeved Patrons. (Thank you, I'll be here all week...)
THE SALLY SYNDROME
Sally's character in When Harry Met Sally was a very picky eater. For example...
Sally: I'd like the chef salad, please, with the oil and vinegar on the side. And the apple pie a la mode....But I'd like the pie heated, and I don't want the ice cream on top. I want it on the side. And I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it's real. If it's out of a can, then nothing.
Waitress: Not even the pie?
Sally: No, just the pie. But then not heated.
I came across people like that a lot as a waitress, and it infuriated me. If you want the pasta with that sauce we put on the salmon and the veggies from that one sandwich, then YOU can go tell the chef that yourself.
p.s. I'm a hypocrite. As a customer, I order food the way I want it.
*Now, tell me some of your Restaurant Pet Peeves!
Photos HERE and HERE.