Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Don't Get It...

How can a pizza restaurant "run out" of pepperoni? Or a smoothie place not have any orange juice--when it is in the same shopping center as Kroger? One day I'm going to go to a Mexican restaurant that doesn't have any chips or a sushi restaurant with no fish. I guess you know your life is good when the worst part of your day is your favorite lunch place not having honey chicken salad. I just wonder how that happens since the restaurant is in a city where honey and chicken can be purchased, and it's 11:30 in the morning (and therefore they haven't even experienced the mad lunch rush). Maybe it's a huge early morning lunch order? Or do restaurants only use food from certain vendors and refuse to buy things at local grocery stores--even in a crunch? Perhaps they are contractually obligated or something. If you know why, please share.

p.s. I'm grateful for the opportunity to visit two new states this last weekend--Indiana and Illinois, and I'm glad for fountain Diet Coke.

8 comments:

Accidentally Me said...

Did Illinois miss me?

Betty said...

So what were you doing in Illinois and Indiana?
Betty

EAJ said...

We were at a Mexican restaurant and they ran out of chips. They told us they were "making" more. Then we saw them walk across the parking lot to the convenience store and come back with about 8 bags of Tostitos. Nice.

All of these problems are what my mom refers to as uptown problems. You're right...we're lucky!

Ys said...

i went to a pizza place that didn't have any pizza. they said we could have pasta or desert only :/ funnily enough they closed down about three months later.

Ally said...

Betty: I helped with two workshops on the Young Adult Volunteer Program I'm a part of for a Youthfest (Presbyterian weekend get-together for 16-20 year olds) in Illinois; then we stayed a night in Indiana at my friend's parent's house (he helped lead the workshops with me).

Hillary: While no one at Youthfest mentioned your actual name, the sadness was obvious.

EAJ: Did they at least warm them to make it seem semi-authentic?

Ys: There's no wonder why....

ella said...

they are just lazy mofos!

(yeah, i'm still in bitch mode)

AaroN said...

I'm not sure if there is anything in Indy worth looking at, since every time I've been through there, it's been at night. But I always enjoy a good trip to Chicago as you very well know. :)

Clearlykels said...

Funny-- My sister was just in Indiana and Illinois and then she caught a plane is Missouri last week.

Also, I worked in a restaurant not close to a grocery store and if we ran out of stuff, I sent people out to get it. I mean, really.