I went to this place called Bagels & Brew (coffee, not beer) during peak lunch hour yesterday, and ordered a honey wheat bagel with veggie cream cheese. After waiting for more than a few minutes than seemed necessary, the young man behind the counter called my name with a worried look on his face. I approached the counter, and he said, "Amanda, I'm so sorry to inform you of this...but, I was just informed of this myself. I don't know how to say it, but we're out of vegetable cream cheese." His tone, and the worried/scared look on his face was the same as if he was giving me a death sentence. I laughed and said, "It's OK - just give me plain, then." The worry did not leave his face, as I expected it to, and he replied, "Are you sure?!" and apologized profusely.
This poor guy. I mean, have people flipped out on him about this before? Anxious and hyper people make me sooo nervous and uncomfortable - especially in public. And, that made me wonder. What else are people having an unnecessary hissy fit over? I think people get way too bent out of shape over the silliest, smallest things. Here is an off-the-top-of-my-head list of some things not to get upset over in life:
Waiting in line. Relax. You are not more important than anyone else in that line. Take that time to reflect on things, like how you maybe should have gotten there sooner, what you have to do for the rest of the day, what you're going to have for dinner or do after work - or this weekend. Or, strike up a conversation with someone in front of/behind you. Just don't be creepy about it.Read More
I know it's Tuesday, yes. Moving on...
Hella charm bracelets. They're soooo loud and jingle-jangly. I walked into an office and saw the front desk person's arm decked out in Alex and Ani charm bracelets. Cute arm party, I thought. That's what it's called, by the way, when someone is wearing a bunch of bracelets. Anyway, their office phone rang, and she lifted her bangled arm to answer it, and JINGLE JINGLE happened. And, then she rested the phone on her shoulder so both her hands were free to use the computer, and JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE happened more, and her bracelets slapped against the desk over and over again. How is that not annoying to her? And to her coworkers? The poor gals. Wah.Read More
I love Yelp and I love TripAdvisor. I will definitely review places of business if the experience is amazing, and I will FOR SURE review your place of business if it was awful. I will also blog about it.
Last night, was the most bizarre restaurant experience ever.
We arrived at this hip Japanese place around 8 p.m. We had been there before (and ate at the bar). We walked in, and noticed there were no open seats at the bar. We noticed an empty table-for-two, so we waited for the hostess. We didn't see anyone else waiting for a table.Read More