Saturday, September 10, 2011

Going Home Hungry

Wednesday afternoon Mac and I went to see Daddy and take him some Bojangles chicken for a late lunch.  I rang the bell several times, but got  no answer.  Mac looked in the car port off the garage and told me the car was there.  I got my key out and after a perfunctory knock, I unlocked the dead bolt and entered.  I guess we were about to interrupt his afternoon nap, because there he was, sound asleep!  I turned the tv down and he woke up instantly.  He was surprised to see me standing there and asked if Mac were with me.  I told him that Mac was busy eating figs off the tree, but would be in soon.   Daddy was looking at me intently and then announced that I should eat some of the chicken or go make a sandwich that I was too skinny.  I laughed at that and told him I intended to lose another ten pounds.  That got a reaction!  I yelled for Mac to come in, that Daddy was fussing at me.  We had a nice visit and left him happy and content. 

Yesterday (Friday) Mac and I took a trip to Hartsville for some shopping and ended up at Applebees for dinner.  Now,  we usually eat at the Smokehouse on Friday night but since we weren't going to make it there in time, I decided to have babyback ribs.  Mac got crunchy fried shrimp.  Mac quite enjoyed his shrimp, but the ribs were inedible.  They had been cooked an hour past a fare thee well and had a sauce much to  sweet for human consumption not to  be dessert.  They had such a crowd that trying to get our server's attention was next to impossible. I promise you, we never have that problem at the Smokehouse!  Finally the server mosied over and I told her that the dinner was not what I expected.  She promised to get the manager and left.  Mac had now finished his meal and mine still rested nearly untouched in front of me.  The manager finally came over and took my complaint.  She offered to bring me another serving but I said thanks but no thanks, more of the same usually didn't work well for me.  She offered any other meal.  I told her that since Mac was now finished I would feel foolish eating while he sat and watched.  I had just spent a half hour shoving dried meat morsols around my plate, while he ate.  She offered dessert.  I asked if she had anything sugar free.  Well, of course not.  I told her to just take my meal off the ticket.  She was very nice and kept apologizing for the poor quality of the ribs and assured me she'd just finished (you'll pardon the expression) raking her cooks over the coals.  But the worst of it, even worse than going home hungry from Applebees is this, Daddy will not be happy about his perceived skinny baby not eating.  Maybe he still has some of that chicken left.

16 comments:

Pondside said...

Too bad about that meal - but you were right to bring it to the manager's attention.

Donna said...

Oh Lord...Not much worse than poor cooked ribs...yuck!
Hope you found something!!
hughugs

ancient one said...

I smiled a knowing smile when I realized you said you went to Applebees.. (not that I know, I've never been there).. but my son told me once to not go to Applebees .. said they don't put enough on the plate for your money... LOL That's why I thought you were hungry..

If you are trying to lose weight, I'm happy for you. Daddy's and Mama's tend to want us to look well fed..LOL

Vee said...

Oh I hate when things like that happen. I'm usually very happy with the quality of Applebee's food, but there's a lemon everywhere. I am very glad that you did NOT pay for that meal!

Just how skinny are you my dear? Are you feeling good for the weight loss? I need inspiration.

i beati said...

happens sometimes doesn't it

Jeanne said...

That stinks about your meal. Haven't been to Applebee's in a while as they haven't impressed me that much in the past. They really should have compensated you better, especially in light of their inattention as well as bad meal.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Haven't been to Applebee's in ages!

Sally said...

UGH! That's just downright aggravating! I bet ya'll go to the Smokehouse next time!

Have a good weekend, girl. :)

Denise said...

Good for you!!!! There are so many people that will not speak up.. NOT ME I work hard for my money and when something is not worth the money then attention needs to be brought to the surface... Sooooooo sorry you went home and maybe we could pitch in and send you a little something for that skinny bod! hahaha

hugs

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So sad you went without dinner that night! And I usually like Appelbee's. Don't waste away, my dear.

Hilary said...

See? Father knows best. You should have had the chicken. I tried Applebees for lunch last month for the first time since it came to Canada about 5-7 years ago. Onion soup and some yummy salad. I was qute happy with it.

lailani said...

Ahhh yuck! Not fun to have to not actually get to eat! I wish we still had a Bojangles here - love their chicken!

Hope you are having a grand week!

Denise said...

Just coming by to say hello and see how you survived that terrible summer.... Whew... no idea it could get that hot! Loved your story as usual.... sorry about the Applebee's thing.... some days chicken some days feathers..... No pun intended!

Have a cool fall and try Red Lobster next time.....

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Poor service plus poor quality of food is unpardonable.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Dearest Sandi...

Hope you & Mac are doing okay! Just wanted to stop by and say Hi...it's been too long!

Take care....cassie

NitWit1 said...

I try to be charitable but I call attention to unreasonably bad service by any establishment, including my recent hospital stay where I had to ask for a bath. It had to be a sponge type as I was hooked to telemetry, and I did not mind doing it myself, but I was not going to put a dirty gown back on.