The other day, we were at Target letting the kids pick out something to buy with their Valentine’s Day money and my mom ran across this journal that reminded her of me. It’s called “In My Humble Opinion- A journal to vent about why people are like that and why all the stupid things they do are so obvious to me, from not using their turn signals to believing they’re the center of the universe to sweating the small stuff to ignoring the fact that we’re all just trying to make our way in this insanely crowded world but some of us are doing it a whole lot better than others.” Do you like that nice, long title?
I’m blessed to be one of those observant people who notice all the stupid things that people do. I guess I’m not all that great at keeping my opinions to myself so I thought I’d share some of my journal entries here on the blog and you can add your humble opinions in the comments below.
First off, let’s talk about restaurant seating.
In my humble opinion … if I bring my party of two to your restaurant when it is not busy at all, you should not give me a tiny two-person table right by the noisy kitchen. You should give me a nice, four-top in a quiet part of the restaurant. Or heck, you should let me sit pretty much anywhere I want. This is a huge pet peeve of mine.
Mike and I used to go to a certain restaurant on our date nights and three or four times in a row, they sat us at a tiny table right by the kitchen when their restaurant was basically empty. I barely had room for my chips and salsa and my drink. By the third time, I was pretty irritated and I was not being very friendly to the waitress. Mike had to remind me that she wasn’t the one who sat us at that table.
We’ve been back since then and we haven’t had to sit at the table by the kitchen, but the last time we went there our table was leaning to one side and was unstable. I guess if it’s not one thing, it’s another. This is why we rarely eat out. And we can get better food at home too. It’s a win-win.
Faith in Humanity:
What’s your opinion on restaurant seating? Post in the comments below and be sure to start with “In my humble opinion …”.