Monday, August 24, 2009

The Weekend

Was not all that exciting, but we did go to the movies yesterday afternoon. We were both bored and tired after spending the morning grocery shopping and really had no energy for doing much of anything, and it's been so long since we've done anything fun on the weekend, so we treated ourselves to a matinee and saw District 9. Very good sci-fi alien type movie, way better than what I expected, and unusual in the way they filmed it documentary style. We both gave it big thumbs up!

We did a dine and dash on Friday evening, but without the dining part. It was payday so we went to run a few errands after Keith got home from work, the usual go to Target for cat food and toilet paper type running around and since there wasn't much in the way of food at home, decided to go to Denny's to get something to eat. We get seated in the mostly empty side of the restaurant, look at the menus for a while, and finally the waiter comes ambling over. I was asking about the $5.99 dinners that Denny's has been advertising, and he kind of looks around to see if there are any specials menus laying around, which there aren't, so he lazily names three dinners that are the $5.99 specials, none of which sound good and since there is no menu to look at, none of which I can remember two seconds after he names them.
So, we order iced tea and Keith wants a chocolate shake. And we wait. I notice three people in a booth across the way with a coffee pot on the table but no coffee cups and no food. Then some more people come in and are seated near us and their drink orders taken after they sit for a few minutes . Then another group of people whose drink orders are taken. So, we are still waiting for our iced tea and shake, which I know takes a few minutes to make, but not the going on ten minutes that we have been sitting there waiting. I hear someone in the kitchen saying 'those people are still waiting for their coffee' apparently meaning the three people in the booth with the coffee pot but nothing else on their table. And, we wait some more, and finally here comes the waiter with a tray of drinks. For the tables of people that came in a good five minutes after us. Not our drinks. By now we had been sitting there for at least 15 minutes, and no drinks and we hadn't even ordered our food yet. So we got up and left. I think the coffee people may have finally given up, too.

We went down the road to Spencer's to eat, which is where we should have gone in the first place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yup. I've had some diner dashes in my time too. It absolutely drives me crazy when people are waiters, and they don't actually do their jobs. Don't sign up for for a job like that, if you don't want to actually DO the work. gah!