Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Where's My Crab Rangoon?!?
Oh my god! I'm Miranda!!!
Look... I am guilty of eating Thai food probably 3 to 4 nights out of the week. So What!
I just love how delicious it is! And i hate cooking, so its very easy and convenient to just pick up some food on the way home, or if I am home already and decide that I don't want anything in my fridge, to have it delivered! :)
Pad See Ewe, Pad Thai, Coconut Curry, Panang Curry, Cashew Chicken....
DON'T TEASE ME WITH YOUR DELICIOUSNESS!!!
Well, yesterday I decided (surprise, surprise!) to call up the Thai restaurant down the street and place an order. I called right as I got off the train so that it would be ready by the time I got there.
YES, I have the restaurant's phone # saved in my phone! Don't Judge!!!
(when you go there as much as I do, you have to work out a system!)
"Hello, I would like an order of Pad See Ewe w/ Chicken, and some Crab Rangoon...for carry-out"
"Ok, that will be about 10-15 minutes."
Weird. Usually they say about 5-10 minutes, because those cats are quick! But Ok, they are probably a little busy.
Well, I walk from the train to the restaurant and strut up to the counter. See, by now the staff knows me by name.
So I was a little confused when the staff was looking at me like, "Uh oh...did you call your order in?"
"Hello! I'm here for pick-up"
The staff starts scrambling around, looking for my order. What the f...did they lose it?
The woman at the counter, Lu, comes up to me and asks when I called it in...By now she is so nervous, as if someone in the restaurant dropped the ball!
A little more scrambling occurs. Where the heck is my food?
I am being pretty patient, but I am starting to get irritated. I call ahead for a reason, not so that I have to wait for it when I get there.
Lu comes back and apologizes, saying that she couldn't find it. Then she goes to ask the girl bussing tables and starts speaking to her in a language that I can not understand. However, I'm SURE she was scolding her for answering the phone and forgetting to turn in the order for ONE OF THEIR FAVORITE REGULARS!
Oh brother...what is going on?
I know I called the order in, right? I glance down at my phone and then I see it....
I CALLED THE WRONG THAI RESTAURANT!
So, Lu comes back and repeatedly says they are sorry, and asks if I would like to place an order. By now, my face is a little red with embarrassment! I should fess up and take the blame, right? Well, guess what I did....
I say, "You know...that's ok. Don't worry about it. I am just going to leave." And I walk towards the door.
She apologizes again. (oops..!)
Once I hit the door, I booked it to the other Thai restaurant that is a few blocks up the road. I get there, and sure enough, my food is sitting there, waiting for me to take it home and enjoy!
Ok, come on now...some of you have probably had this happen to you as well, right?