Thursday, October 6, 2011

Un-friendly

Hey there!
So, here's the story I teased yesterday:
Monday was a HORRIBLE day. It sucked ass. Paige was in tantrum city and I was exhausted and cranky by the end. I won't go into particulars but you know the drill.
Chris came home from work and said: Let's go someplace fun and silly...I'll take you to Friendly's for a simple dinner and ice cream. I felt too tired to go, but thought it might be fun and redeem SOME part of the day. Off we went.
So, we waited forever to get seated even though there were TONS of open seats. Anyway, we ordered our drinks and waited. After a time, I heard the waitress approach and I heard Chris go OH CRAP! Just then, a felt a glass of soda land in my lap. And the other splashed over my leg. Huge glasses. Of soda. Full of ice. Emptied all over me. I never saw it coming because she approached from behind and the tray wobbled...thus sending the drinks over my right shoulder and into my lap. My entire sweater and pants were SOAKED THROUGH. I was dripping. And shivering. And had ice inside my pants. My almost-six-month-along-belly was shivering. I just sat there and said: "Well, this day has sucked so bad and that was the cherry on top." The girl was a teen and it was her first day. I then felt bad for her, so I told her everything would be fine and these things happen all the time. I even made up a story about how I'd done it during my waitressing days. Needless to say, I didn't have a change of clothes with me. But I wanted my grilled cheese, dammit! So, we sat there. I was so embarrassed because the whole restaurant had stopped to stare and gawk. But at least everyone was looking sympathetic. Too bad the girl brought the wrong drinks the next time around and I had to send them back. And then, she brought Chris the wrong dinner. We had to wait for a new one. SIGH. So much for the fun night; but at least it made for an amusing albeit chilly story. I was happy to get home to my warm shower that night; of course laundry had to be done right away lest any stains set in.
They took 20% of the price off the bill and gave me a little voucher for a free entree for the next time we came in. Doesn't it seem like more should have been done? Nobody apologized for the wrong drinks or entree. The girl wasn't even nice about that. Anyhoo, they announced yesterday that they are going bankrupt. The branch we went to never does a good job, so I hope they close that one! :)

4 comments :

Sapphire said...

That is a funny story but I think it is because it didn't happen to me. I think they should have given you your whole meal for free for that many mess-ups. Did you talk to the manager or did the manager even come over to talk to you guys given all the issues? If not then that explains the bankrupcy.

Valery said...

So awful. :( And you're totally the kind of person who could laugh it off (honestly) under the right circumstances. But cold chilly pregnant belly on top of the day you had? Ugh. Good for you for toughing it out for the rest of the meal. XO.

Lor said...

20% off??? It's a joke, you should have had dinner for free. But for some reason, when it starts with a problem, it just goes on and on. That's what we would call in French "la loi des séries".
I don't think I could have survived with my clothes wet, though...
But thank you for sharing!!

Kellie said...

Ugh... I hope you at least had your ice cream (which should have been on the house)... I wonder if that's the Friendly's we went to on the way to my brother's house. We stood waiting for a table (and we were the ONLY people waiting--and the restaurant only had two tables full at the time) for 10 minutes while the same hostess walked past us a dozen times or so... Needless to say we walked out and found brunch somewhere else...

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