So we had supper at Red Lobster on Saturday. My twins requested this for their *14th birthday dinner. As we sat waiting in the overcrowded lobby I made some observations.
1. When did it cease to be proper manners that men and boys remove their hats when indoors? There's just something about grown men and teens wearing those stupid baseball hats in restaurants that just chaps my hide. Ok, so Red Lobster isn't exactly the Oceanaire but still, can't they just leave them in the car?
2. People wear weird shoes. Look down at the feet of a crowd sometime.
3. I was forced to sit next to a couple that smelled like cigarettes and home furnishings that hadn't been washed since 1977. What do I expect? It was Red Lobster after all.
4. Some people are absolutely, completely unaware of traffic flow. Unfortunately my husband is one of them. He's a tall broad-shouldered man who has the uncanny ability to stand exactly where the wait staff need to walk. And he will stand there through multiple wait staff attempts to get around him before I have to physically move him. He's also one of those drivers who stay in the passing lane. Passive aggression or just cluelessness? The world is waiting for an answer.
5. Those cheese biscuits are just mighty tasty.
6. I'm crab-leg challenged. My 8-year-old can fish out the largest, most lovely chunks of crab. I'm forced to use the little crab fork to get the tiniest portions imaginable. I get so frustrated! I just want to dip a big hunk of crab in the butter before it congeals.
*MY TWINS ARE 14! When did THAT happen? It's just impossible because I'm not a day over 27.