Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh
I went to lunch with my boss and a coworker recently. I always enjoy lunch with these two – it’s a great time to bond with some of the folks I spend a ton of time with. And did I mention one of them has a fabulous blog? Meet my coworker, Megan.
We were greeted by the woman who would be our server. She seated us at a table against a wall with a poster of sharks. I’m scared of sharks. Like, petrified scared. I try not to cry and hyperventilate when I see them. I know, it’s terrible. I just decided I wouldn’t look at the poster. All better.
We order. All is well… until we still haven’t gotten our food 45 minutes later.
Our food finally comes. Yay! We hoot and holler in excitement! (Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit there. But we were really hungry, so we were happy to see the food.)
We all start digging in and then I realize…. my food has cilantro on it. Cilantro. CILANTRO. That horrid spice that tastes like soap. CILANTRO.
I kindly explain to the waitress that I would like a plate with no cilantro. She gives me a look. I don’t care, I paid for this food, I’m not being unreasonable – no cilantro.
My plate comes back… there’s still cilantro. My sauteed spinach tastes like grass. Also my rice pilaf with mushrooms? It’s white rice with sliced mushrooms on top. It was gross. I pretty much didn’t eat anything, it was so gross.
At this point, I can’t help but laugh. I mean, could anything else happen? (The answer is yes, by the way – the manager came over to our table to check on things and explained to us that the source of all of our problems was their computer system failure.)
My point, though, is that sometimes, all you can do is laugh. I couldn’t do a darn thing to change my situation – all I could do is laugh about it.