Monday, July 31, 2006

Friday Night

Friday Night started off could it not? Fridays are always good for me because it's the beginning of a weekend. At 6:00pm I didn't have a headache, I felt as though I had accomplished my duties at work, and I had no plans at all for the weekend. I was even up for a movie at the theaters (which is rare). I began calling theaters to see showtimes, etc. Tex began to annoy me at 7pm because suddenly he said what about seeing a movie at the Imax. (I was ready to eat dinner and watch a show, already we wouldn't get home until at least 12:00).

The idea of an Imax quickly went away because our hunger got the best of both of us. We headed out the door, and said good-bye to Hazard. Now, we made the same mistake we always do when we go out and we don't decide on a restaurant. Not knowing that there is this huge softball tournament going on in town, we go to Ruby Tuesday's. It was packed. There were at least 10 cars in a tiny parking lot fighting for places. I see a spot opening and we rush over. We made it...My stomach is growling even more..when suddenly I see this guy who is standing outside pointing to "our" spot. I tell Tex, don't give up our spot, we were here first, I don't care who that guy is waiting for...First come, first serve...Right? So Tex gives up our spot and says we'll go to another restaurant. Now that we are nearing 7:45, I am getting cranky, we both are.

Tex drives past 3 more restaurants, all of which are packed, he decides to go to Winger's. I verbalized my objection to this restaurant loudly and clearly. The last time we went to Winger's, I ordered my food and drink. When the waitress brought me my drink, I started gulping it down and abruptly stopped when I felt a hair in my mouth. Totally grossed out, I didn't eat any food and wouldn't drink the "new" drink that they had given to me. I can't eat there ever again! Regardless, they still charged us for the drink and Tex paid because he didn't want to make a scene.

So, now that it is 8:30 on a friday night, we end up back at Ruby Tuesday's. Yah!!! There are about 6 spots open, we walk in and are seated right away. Regardless, 20 minutes later, our drink order is TAKEN and finally we order our food as well. 60minutes later (9:30) we get our appetizer and dinner at the same time. Granted it's not a 5-star restaurant, but I like my appetizer first. Starving, we dig in and tell the server, we're fine. 5 minutes later, Tex looks at me with a disturbing facial expression; grossed out and yet questionable. He pulls a white piece of plastic covered in mashed potatoes from his mouth. Needless to say, Tex didn't finish his meal he'd been craving all night.

The server says they will give us a free desert. "No thanks, we're running late for a movie" is the only response Tex could utter out of his mouth. The server takes the plate to show the Manager and 2 minutes later comes back and asks if Tex would like to finish his meal. "No" he replys, "just the check." One night, and another restaurant that we won't go to. It's been a year since the Winger's incident but I just can't eat there plus the food isn't all that good!

F.Y.I: We skipped the movie, went to Blockbuster and watched a movie at home, that's all we could take for that evening!


Ally Bean said...

oh man. what an unfair Friday night out. it's the same way around here. crowded places with questionable food and movies that are sold out.

i'm beginning to remember why we never go out on Friday night.

Buttercup said...

I'm super grossed out about the hair and I would also never go back. The white plastic is also gross, but better than a staple, wouldn't you say?

Buttercup said...

P.S. How do I put a link into my comment?

Bean said...

Um I will find out about the link thing. And yeah way gross, nothing foreign should be in food period!