Today, I got really tired of people.
Let me tell you how our Friday’s usually go. It’s kind of our splurge day for eating out. We’re fortunate in that we get to carpool everyday. We both work in the ‘big city’ and my employer allows me to work my schedule around my husband’s. His hours are set and they changed at the beginning of the year. His hours are a little bit later now and it puts us at dinner with the 5 o’clock rush.
We start each Friday with breakfast at Chick fila just for a quick sandwich (my favorite!). Then we stop on our way home from work for dinner at a restaurant of our choosing. Our friends used to make fun of us because we ate dinner at 4pm in the afternoon. All I can say is I MISS eating early with the crowd that was primarily older than us.
If you don’t want to ‘hear’ a few rants then you better stop here.
Our dinner tonight had a big impact on me. After tonight, I honestly don’t care to ever eat out again. We sat there in this very crowded restaurant and all I could think about was how badly I wanted to finish and get out of there. Other than the fact that I didn’t have to clean up the dishes, there was nothing pleasant about it.
I don’t mean to offend anyone with my next statement, but here it goes…If you plan to take your family out to eat, teach your child manners. This needs to start at a very young age. If they can’t sit down and not whine and cry the whole time, then don’t take them to the restaurant. I understand that is a lot to ask of a two year old, but if they can’t do it then don’t take them to a sit down restaurant and expect them to behave. As a parent you may be able to tune them out, but those around you can’t.
It’s not just the little ones either. If I looked to the left of my husband I got to see everything a teenage girl was eating as she was chewing it! Come on! She was dining with what looked like her mom and grandparents. Could they not see it? Tell her to close her mouth when she chews!
Then there’s the multiple birthday parties and the loud and obnoxious people. Forget the indoor voices at this point. Everyone is trying to talk louder than the table next to them. Some are just trying to have a conversation and others I swear just want the attention.
As for the food, my cheeseburger was mediocre at best. I’ve had a cheeseburger from this establishment several times before and they have always been really good. If this had been the first one I’d ever had, I would never have one again.
Perhaps I’m just old and cranky. Whatever it is, I’m just tired of people. Or maybe it’s just crowds of people. I do know that I would rather stay home and have PB&J for dinner than to do tonight’s dinner all over again.
One more rant…this morning as we sat in our car eating our breakfast this young man pulled up across from us and he had earphones in both ears. This folks is a prime example of the idiots that we are on the roads with. How on earth is he going to hear anything around him?!? Driving has become the second or third most important thing the driver is doing these days. We see so many people talking or texting while they drive or maybe it’s so many people trying to drive while they talk or text on their phones.
I know. I know. I’m just getting old and people get on my nerves. LOL!
Thanks for listening. :O)