Yesterday while out shopping for pink things for our new baby niece, Hubby and I decided to grab a quick bite to eat. We were in town so headed into the mall and sat down at the first little cafe we found.
Quick easy order, 2 chicken tandoori burgers. Our drinks arrived quickly, but then time started passing by when it came to the food.
A young waitress came out and said are you waiting on two chicken burgers. Yes, we replied. More time passed and one burger arrived with the promise the other wasn’t too far away. My chips were cold and the burger was cold. But hungry and in a hurry I ate the burger anyway, but not the cold chips. I had just about finished when Hubby’s finally arrived. Hot chips, hot burger, clearly they had only made one and then realised there was 2 for the order.
So where is my lunchtime story going? Well I’m glad you asked. We didn’t whinge, complain, nothing? But afterwards we thought maybe we should have said we weren’t happy to the man behind the counter when he asked, How was everything today?
It takes something pretty appalling for me to actually complain in a restaurant or cafe, but then Hubby bought up a point yesterday, that if you owned a cafe would you want to know about unhappy customers?
What do you think? Should we have said something? Do you mention your unhappiness if you’re not happy when eating out?
On Saturday afternoon I ventured out to the supermarket. You see in our house we don’t really do the grocery shopping. Hubby tends to collect things every day or 2 from the supermarket for a couple of nights dinners. The supermarket is on his way home and he’s the main cook, well kinda the only cook, so he gets the lucky job of supermarket shopping.
Anyway, so as I said I ventured over there on the weekend. We had no milk, no bread, no snacks, and well not much of anything really, and hubby was away, so I didn’t really have any choice. I decided I’d make, yes I WOULD MAKE dinner that night, but felt like crap from still having a cold. I knew a tuna pasta bake was as easy as making toast so that would do. Sorry but this Puff Piece isn’t going to be about how I stuffed up a super easy meal!
The supermarket was relatively crowded and it didn’t take long for me to lose my patience. People bloody reversing without looking, turning around without looking, and just stopping in the middle of an aisle with no indication, or no regard for anybody else in the supermarket.
The words YOU NEED A BLOODY DRIVERS LICENCE TO DO YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING popped into my head. God I’m a genius I thought. Shopping trolleys with reversing noises, blinkers, break lights. I can see it now. Stop signs, giveway, perfect! They’d solve all the problems of people who just can not drive their way around a supermarket. Maybe even a little horn wouldn’t go astray. But then again, I think I’d be the worst offender. Lord knows I would have used it at least 50 times on Saturday.
The test wouldn’t be that hard, and if you failed it then at least we’d be weeding out those annoying people who shouldn’t be driving a shopping trolley in the first place. And let’s face it, there’s always Coles Online. (No unfortunately I didn’t get paid for that mention!)
But having said all that, maybe just some common courtesy wouldn’t go astray. But then again, yeah right, who am I kidding!
How do you find grocery shopping?
We go through phases where we eat out a lot and get takeaway a lot. Mainly when we’re out of our routine, we’re both tired, and we just couldn’t be bothered cooking. Ok, well hubby just couldn’t be bothered cooking – I don’t exactly cook. Much. Well not really at all.
Anyway, so when we do eat out or grab some takeaway hubby usually pays so I never really check out how much things are costing us. Then the other night we got Thai takeaway for dinner. It really is one of my favourtie takeaways. I definitely prefer it to Chinese. Sorry I digress. So we went to pick it up and I ran into collect it. That’ll be $55 thank you.
WHAT I thought. $55. Are you freaking kidding me? Have I been living under a rock or has Thai takeaway always been THAT expensive? And that was with a discount for pick-up.
So what did we order? I’m glad you asked. We ordered one entree of chicken satay skewers, 2 dishes: a Massaman Curry and BBQ Duck and a small boiled rice. I knew duck was expensive but I really didn’t think it would add up to that much. So anyway we get home and I decide to check the menu. $20 for the duck and about $18 for the massaman. Now don’t get me wrong the food was good, but still I thought it was expensive?
Who knows maybe it’s even more expensive elsewhere? Sydney-siders what do you pay for Thai?
So am I being a tight arse whose been living under that rock, or do agree?