Sunday morning my wife and I were up early, as per usual, with a game plan that would start early and end well before lunch.
The first stop was at the Walmart in the south end. There were a few items we needed and a few items that we could grab and cross of the Christmas gift list. I couldn’t believe how foggy it was outside. We couldn’t see any of the traffic lights we came upon until we were about 30 feet away from them. We both decided it was a good thing we weren’t on the highway. When we got to Walmart we noticed the parking lot was nearly empty. Good! We’re the only dummies out this early in a heavy fog!
After Walmart we had a stop to make at my wife’s workplace before making our way to Toys “R” Us. We wanted to be there at 10 when the doors opened, hoping we’d find a parking lot similar to the one we found at Walmart…nearly empty!
First we stopped for breakfast. We were both starving and placed our order at about 8:40. There were only 3 other people in the restaurant at the time, so we hoped we’d be in and out and back on our schedule in no time at all. After we ordered, we waited and watched. As a matter of fact, we watched another 3 or 4 couples show up after we did. By 9 I was getting a little impatient about breakfast. We had been there twenty minutes and still nothing came to our table. The worst part was that the other couples who came in after us were getting their breakfast served to them.
At about 9:05, our waiter came up and apologized. Apparently the chef had made a mistake and our meal would be out in minutes. Hey, no problem! At 9:15, there was still no breakfast sitting in front of us. At 9:20, our waiter finally arrived, apologizing profusely. He wasn’t done apologizing either. The food I got wasn’t what I ordered. He told me he’d head back to the kitchen and rectify the problem. “No thank you,” I told him. I wasn’t even hungry anymore. My wife got the right meal and kept hers. So for the next 15 minutes my wife and I chatted while she ate her meal and I drank more coffee.
When we left, our waiter insisted on covering our meal, even after I insisted that we would gladly pay for my wife’s breakfast. By the time we left it was all smiles and pats on the back. The only thing that breakfast cost us that morning was an hour of our time. Financially, it was a freebie, if you could call it that.
The waiter was very nice and I don’t want to name the restaurant that this happened at because this could have happened anywhere, It’s just one of those things.
The only thing I will say is, all the kings horses and all the kings men, couldn’t put my breakfast back together again!