Thursday, September 27, 2007

I will not wait!!

I was driving home the other day. On the way home I suddenly had a taste for chinese food. I took the exit close to my house and realized that I had to stop by the eyeglass store to get my glasses adjusted. I then remembered that there was a great chinese restaurant right there in the same shopping center.

I had the brilliant idea to call in my food order and while they were preparing it I would get my glasses adjusted then walk over to the restaurant and pick up my food because surley it would be ready by then.

I reach in the side pocket of my driver side door and pull out the menu. I grab my cell phone and dial the number on the front and place my order.

Me: "Hi, I want to place an order for chicken lo mein and shrimp egg foo young."

Chinese restaurant employee: "What size lo mein?"

Me: "Small"

Chinese restaurant employee: "10 minute."

Me: "Ok" Perfect! I hang up and make my way to Dr. Vision Works in about 6 minutes.

They complete my glasses and I walk over to the chinese place and ask for my order.

Chinese restaurant employee: "What name?"

Me: "The woman on the phone never asked for a name. I ordered chicken lo mein and shrimp egg foo young."

Chinese restaurant employee: "We don't have order. When you call?"

Me: "About 15 mns ago."

Chinese restaurant employee: "Sorry not here. We can cook for you. 5 minutes."

Me: "The whole idea for me calling it in was so that I didn't have to wait."

Chinese restaurant employee: "Sorry....We don't have. We can cook for you. Wait."

Me: "This is ridiculous." I huff over to the chair in the waiting area and plop my butt down very attitudnal. I am steaming at the point. I so did not want to wait. How in the world could they have lost my order. Damn them. Well, 12 minutes later the order arrives.

Chinese restaurant employee: "Here you go."

Me: "About time." I pay and snatch my food as my final act of protest and walk out. I get to my car and reach for the menu and realize that the menu was for a restaurant clear on the other side of town.

Oops.

43 People saying stuff:

KIKI said...

See...and you gettin all huffy with those people...tsk, tsk, tsk lol.

I thought I was the only one who rode around with a chinese menu in their car. And why whenever you order Chinese food, no matter what you order or how much, it always takes "10 minit"?

DurtyMo said...

*crackin d hell up* Ok my first question was gonna be who keeps menus in their car but I guess you and KiKi. My goodness! LOL@oops. Hilarious!

Opinionated Diva said...

lmao!

The last thing you EVER want to do is argue or catch a tude with someone BEFORE they cook your food!!!

Sizzle said...

ha ha ha.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

I hope you then went and picked up the other order? The poor people cooking your food and you didn't collect! lol

minijonb said...

my favorite Chinese place in town has 3 locations. when you call to order, they repeat several times, "We're the :South: location, not the :North: or :East: location, you remember that, right?!?"

CarmenSinCity said...

ha ha ha - that's fucking hysterical. I am always REALLY QUICK to get an attitude, I'm glad I"m not alone!!!!!

So funny!

B_More BAP Life said...

LOL! Nice Blog!

lisa q. said...

haha...that so sounds like something i would do! too funny! :D

Sojourner G said...

I KNOW there's a lesson in there somewhere! LOL

*~*Cece*~* said...

LMAO! I'm sure I've done the same thing. Hey, at least she didn't tell you to Pick out color while you waited. ;-)

GurlNexxDoor said...

That is classic. Lol, you made my night!

Vixen said...

Too many Chinese food options these days I Suppose. Great Story!

JustMeWriting said...

HAHAHAH...OH MY GOODNESS...THAT WAS SO FUNNY!!!

First I was cracking up at how well you had that lingo down..."10 minute"...LOL. Everything you ever order takes 10 minute...hahahahah

then, "we make for you"...hahahah CLASSIC, but the fact that you NOW had the REAL order sitting there as you're getting mad at the WRONG people is just too funny.

Freckle Face Girl said...

:) At least you didn't give your name!

abbagirl74 said...

Um, how did that make you feel?

MysTery said...

LMBO!!! You are a trip! God don't like ugly...uh uh...lol.

Noe said...

lol!!! we order at the wrong pizza place one time! :) lol!!!

dc_speaks said...

hahahah...i get the same thing everytime. I dont even need a menu

and i could hear them say...10 minit..

is that a universal time at ever chinese rest? sheesh

Mizrepresent said...

lol too funny!

Kelley said...

*gaffaw*
Reminds me of when I had just got out of hospital and ALL I wanted was some pototo and gravy from KFC. DH (the affectionate form) went out in the dark and cold to get me some. Oh and a ton of shit for him too....
Anyways, he gets home. No potato and gravy. Wife crying. Yeah, I was tired and emotional so it was perfectly reasonable to be sobbing over potato and gravy - or lack thereof.
DH rings KFC and blasts them, ranting and raving and whathaveyou and made such a fuss that they sent the potato and gravy to our house in a taxi!!!!
Next morning DH (negative form) gets into the car and sitting there on the passenger seat........potato and gravy.

Kelley said...

OH and I forgot, thanks for visiting my blog!
I never understood the attraction for Michael Jackson and George Micheael..... But I can't account for taste as *I* was in love with men in makeup!

Betty Boob Hug said...

I dont' want to do the 'tsk tsk tsk' but I'm going to have to on this one. It so calls for it!

This reminded me of something you'd see on a comedy sketch like Elaine off Seinfeld :)

THanks for stopping by on my blog :)

The Ambiguous Blob said...

uh oh. I think you might be an asshole. Wear a hat or different glasses the next time you go in there so they won't remember you as such.

Pageant Mom said...

That is soooo funny!!!

I pitched a HUGE fit one time calling the grocery store back because they didn't put all my groceries in the cart!!!The manager drove the bags to my house right away and even brought a bouquet of flowers with them!

{I ride around with menus in my car too :o)

SSC said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA, we have all been there.

soumynona said...

Chicken Lo mein and Shrimp egg foo young! You know I always thought you were a 5 star restaurant lady. Don't get me wrong when you have a taste for something its hard to get that out of your mind...

Salesdiva said...

Same with getting your nails done. I walk in and ask how long till I can get my nails done..."10 mins."
I'm ROTFL. That was hilarious.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is something that would happen to me! Hate when that happens!!!! :)

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I've done that before with pizza. The delivery didnt come and I called the pizza place back and ended up I got the wrong pizza place, that I yelled at...then I called the right one and got a free pizza.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

LOL - this had me laughing so hard - isn't it funny when we're indignantly wrong?

david mcmahon said...

G'day Diva,

Here's the Aussie way of looking at this ....

At least you got your glasses fixed and you only had to wait a few minutes for a good meal.

Imagine if you had to drive to the other side of town to pick up the ``real'' order.

There you go. Feeling better now? !!!!!!

Keep smiling

David

ANO said...

The ending of this post actually made me LOL. I wonder what the other place did with your order? lol

Ann(ie) said...

Totally something I would do, girlie.

Honey-Libra said...

AHHHHH LOL

Poor thing...I know how it is when your craving chinese food.

CHEWY said...

Hilarious! Congrats on David McMahon's "Post of the Day".

Joe said...

That's hilarious. You owe me a new monitor as I'm not sure this one will recover from the mouthful of water I just spewed at it.

dmarks said...

I love a story where someone ends up with egg (foo yung) on their face.

Merisi said...

I did the exact same thing once.
The people at the "wrong" place were very apologetic, prepared my order (for six people) in a hurry.
I realised only when the "right" restaurant rang me up, inquiring when I would be ready to pick up my order, that I had mixed up the restaurants. Had to go pick up the food, those people had my home phone number after all. :-(

CapCity said...

tooo funny! yea, i rarely argue & never w/ people who are cooking my food or serving my drinks - if i gotta send it back i don't want anymore...

Helena said...

OMG that is so funny! THat's the sort of thing I do! LOL!!!!
THanks!
(Will you go back??)

Melissa said...

How funny! This sounds like something I would do. At least your glasses were fixed and you got your dinner!

Ms. Behaving said...

Awwww dayuuum LOLOLOLOLOL.