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Food Curses

Sometimes I feel like I'm cursed when I try to get something to eat.

When I used to go to the Popeye's Chicken by my parents' house, they were out of chicken breasts. The Pizza Hut up the street has been out of personal pans, which I completely don't understand. They have the pans and they have the dough - how can they be out? I've even been to Taco Cabana when they've been out of tacos!

Today I was trying to find something for lunch where I could use my credit card and have some leftovers to bring my buddy Dan. After much thinking, I decided upon pasta fagioli soup and toasted raviolis from The Olive Garden.

I've really worked myself up for this lunch so I drive the two minutes over to the restaurant and get seated. The waitress comes over to take my drink order and I tell her I'm ready to order everything. I say toasted raviolis and she goes, "Oh, we're out of those."

I always want to scream at the person, "How can you be out of such and such?" but I just picked up my stuff and had an unsatisfying lunch at James Coney Island. I hate wanting something and then not being able to get it. Nothing else tastes good after that.

I know this isn't anything serious to bitch about, but it seems to always happen to me. Grrrrr.

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Back when we had Boston Market around here, they had a habit of being out of main courses three hours before they closed, and I never ever understood why they didn't a) make more turkey/chicken or b) just freakin close early!

.: Z. Hendirez said on April 7, 2003 09:31 PM :: link it :.

I've been to an IHOP and they were out of pancakes. I kid you not.

.: payada said on April 7, 2003 10:48 PM :: link it :.

We went to a take and bake pizza place two hours before closing. They told us they were out of pizzas. We laughed a lot when they went out of business two months later.

.: ginadapooh said on April 8, 2003 01:00 AM :: link it :.

toasted raviolis? I've never had those before but that sounds tasty.

.: Patty said on April 8, 2003 10:34 AM :: link it :.

"I’ve even been to Taco Cabana when they’ve" ... when they've what? The suspense is killing me!

.: Christine said on April 8, 2003 10:59 AM :: link it :.

I think it's something about Mondays. I was at Burger King last night and they were out of like half their drinks. They said they were getting a "truck" today.

.: Matt said on April 8, 2003 11:33 AM :: link it :.

The only way it is acceptable for a restaurant to be out of something if if is a *special*, as opposed to a regular menu item. And even then, when we ordered a *special* at most places we go to, and they are out of it, they usually compensate by offering us a free drink or appetizer.

I worked for several years as a restaurant cook, so I know. When I worked at Crapplebee's, they were forever running out of soup. It was their own damned fault for not ordering enough cases of the frozen soup of the day!

However, when I worked at non-chain places, they almost NEVER ran out of regular menu items. Specials, yes, but that is different, and we always erased them from the board once we ran out!

.: Christine said on April 9, 2003 12:05 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 7, 2003 08:53 PM to see this post.

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