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?"
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.