The power of suggestion really works on me and I don’t think I’m the only one . . . whenever I had seen a commercial for Golden Corral and that Mother expounding about all the seafoood I would be salivating wondering if it could really be that good, well trust me the answer is NO! But I just had to check it out!
Now, don’t think me A TOTAL noob, I did a little research and brought the restaurant up on GOOGLE and saw the menu which looked extensive and they had 3 1/2 stars out of 5, GODDESS knows how! It was a nice evening, the place was a short 20 minute drive away so we thought it would be nice to take a leisurely drive and check it out, perhaps have a different type of dinner. WRONG! As I stated to my husband, we could and would look over the buffet choices BEFORE we got in to deep. It’s not that I’m cheap, it’s that I AM picky!
Okay, not picky, particular. Well, as soon as we entered I felt like I had entered a cattle round-up line. Not for us, no sir. I stayed the course and barged right through and looked at the buffet choices. Yuck! I’m sure SOME people like it which was proven by the point of all the people scarfing down at the cafeteria type tables. Well that’s all well and good. If that’s your type of dining have at it. I don’t really want to totally belittle that, it’s just not for us. They also have that horrible indoor-outdoor carpet that gives me the creeps. It just gives restaurants a murky feel. I’m sure it’s safer for falls, (we don’t want Grandma breaking a hip when she elbows you out of her way for an apple) I just don’t know what is lurking down there. Months old germs and spilled cootys that have been there since the beginning of time?
So we hot-footed it out of there, and continued down Fast Restaurant Row and stopped at Red Robin. I was very satisfied with a salad. Who needed all you can eat, when you really can’t eat that much? I was just enticed by the thought of seafood.
But don’t be fooled, I’m not done yet. I also want to know why these new young waiter/waitresses always forget to give you napkins and silverware until after you get your food, so you have to request it as your food gets cold? Are you supposed to eat your salad with your fingers? I know I’m being snarky, it’s just one of by pet peeves . . .
As I always get water with lemon, and the nice girl forgot my lemon and disappeared I had to wait quite a while for that. When she did a reappearance act I asked for lemon on the side, she brought a little bowl of lemons. Nice. Very accommodating. So now as I squeeze the lemons in my water I need a napkin and there are none, I’m nonplussed. What do you do, wipe your hands on your lap? Lick your fingers? No, I’m kind of holding my hands in the air, unobtrusively . . .my husband doesn’t want me to make a scene . . .ha, ha!
As I’m looking around, I’m a people watcher . . . I need fodder for this blog, I see this young couple waiting for their food. They’re not doing a lot of talking, meanwhile I’m chattering away to my husband. We’ve been married 22 years, but thankfully we still seem to have much to talk about. Anyway, the girl is texting. Then the guy starts texting. So, I say to my husband. Do you think you should be texting if you’re on a date? Seems kind of weird. Shouldn’t you be talking to each other. It seems to ME, that I would think if you found something more important to say to someone else than talking to ME that if you were texting while we were out to eat I wouldn’t want a second date. . . hmmm. So he says, exactly. There will be NO second date for them! Awwww!
What is this world coming to? There should be no texting on dates! There I’ve said IT!
Oh, I’ve forgotten to mention . . . there were Jalapeno Coins in my salad which were awesome! Deep fried jalapeno slices, OMG! Yum! Try them! They have them as an appetizer, too!
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 10/4/11