Friday, November 27, 2009

THANKSGIVING DINNER

Yes it HAS been all about Thanksgiving this week, hasn’t it?  I tend to get a little carried away with the Holidays.  

This was the first year we’ve had to deal with Thanksgiving with both our parents gone, and I way overcompensated by telling everyone what a wonderful day I had!  I woke up at 7 and went to work transcribing since I have not yet earned any paid holidays.  That went pretty well, I enjoyed the attitude of the day, the slow pace, working wrapped in a quilt in my PJs, watching the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

I chose not to cook today.  The kids all had other relatives to visit, my brother just had surgery so could not drive up, so Don and I decided Denny’s sounded like a fine place to have Thanksgiving dinner.  The waitress came to take our order and I said, “I want the Holiday turkey special, but instead of cranberry sauce, could I substitute green beans? This threw her.  She said, “Hmm, I don’t think you can change the sides.”  So I said, “Well, then just bring me a side of green beans.”  She still appeared a bit flustered, and I felt a bit guilty that I was totally fucking up her day, so I said, “Here, just write them on your pad like this.” Which Don interpreted as bitchy.  It wasn’t. It was just the only way I could figure out that I was going to get what I wanted to eat.  I could have GOTTEN bitchy, and someday I will so Don can see the difference.  

It was still an awesome meal!

1 comment:

Magpie said...

Don't you love how some waiters can't handle anything outside the "norm"? I mean really...they are writing it down. Some places make you feel like you're inconveniencing them just by being there, never mind having individual likes and dislikes. But I'm glad the meal was a good one.