the restaurant manager said no
Thursday, August 06, 2009
What a way to not eat out.
I didn't eat breakfast, wasn't hungry, not like me, but....
Went to an interview, got hired for substitute teaching, and needed to fill out some paper work, then went to a job fair.
I was hungry, decided to stop at a waffle house and order a biscuit egg and some ice tea, sweetened. Got there at lunch time and sat and waited for a booth.
The waitress said there were seats at the counter and I said that I would wait for a booth. She repeated and I calmly said I'd wait.
She asked me what I wanted to drink , I said ice tea and she brought me ice tea and sat it at the counter. I picked it up and took it to the waiting seats along the window wall. I did't realilze that I was making a big deal. I only wanted my ice tea and a booth. It was busy but not overly crowded.
I didn't want to sit between two big guys at the tall counter where I would be touching elbows or sit between two women with their bags all over the chairs and one of them talking constantly on her cell phone with her homefries on a separate plate from her steak and eggs. I would have been able to put my fork down in front of me and gotten her homefries which she smothered with some condiment.
By this time I had decided to eat quickly, and leave, forget the paper work there.
Then from somewhere, the manager named Larry came out from somewhere and told me that I had to sit at the counter. So I left, hungry, but with my money. What a way to get self not to eat out.....was Dave Ramsey orchestrating this? I came home and ate a sandwich. I miss the Waffle house ice tea, it is so good.
It really takes discipline to say to self, not to eat out. There is a lesson here for me, I'm still not able to accept that I got told no. Maybe later today it will happen.