The day started when my foodie friend Sally wanted to try this Mexican restaurant on the east side of town someone had told her about.
However, when we got there, I got out to look inside because I kept thinking it was an empty building.
Even the outside seat was in disrepair, and on closer inspection, I noticed only a few of the booths were still in place.
So we cut our losses, and Sally, still wanting Mexican food, decided on
Margarita's, always a busy place,
and never anywhere to park without walking quite far.
Once inside, we were immediately seated by the hostess. That was the last we saw of her.
Soon, another person brought us chips and our water (with lemon). We never saw her again, either. It was a large menu, and took Sally awhile to read it, because she couldn't see in the dim light. Our waiter was by three times, and finally took our orders. At that point, Sally also asked for more water so she could take her pills. The water never came.
The food came by way of another server, and we once again asked for water so Sally could take her pills. She never got more water, just the first glass when we were seated.
I was over half finished with my sour cream cheese enchilada I ordered without chicken when I realized I hadn't taken any photos. I never found much sour cream, either, even though the distracted waiter promised extra cheese and sour cream in lieu of the chicken.
Sally had a taco salad. Both our meals were $7.00 (USD) and ordered from the lunch menu.
Now there is something you need to know about Sally. First, she never, ever complains. Second, she makes (yes, MAKES) me figure 20% of the bill so we don't cheat a waiter, then we split the bill and tip. However, this day, we waited and waited and waited for our check, but like the water, it never showed. I got up and went to the register and requested to pay. As we waited for the waiter to bring the person running the register to arrive, Sally walked up and I asked what sort of tip to leave. Much to my surprise, she said "NONE." My thoughts exactly!
Whether a good T day or not, it's time to share your drink related post this week. It can be photos,
a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags,
scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as
long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink. Regardless,
please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T
gang will be by to visit.Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken at any time, and don't even have to be taken this year! BTW, next Tuesday is Sally's birthday, so I'll be taking her to her choice of places to eat.
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