Friday, April 10, 2009

Overheard in Times Square

No! I don't hang out in Times Square! But when one lives in the 30's on the east side and is careless how they navigate to Zabar's they are occasionally caught in the tourist tide. But I digress. . .

I was walking down Restaurant Row so proud of myself for going across and uptown and back only having consumed 2 Gray's Papaya Hot Dogs (and no coconut champagne due to my diet but either way don't tell Ken because he'll go all 'no meat on Good Friday' which I totally forgot until after the second dog) when I overheard two young (everyone seems young these days- no?) kids saying the following "Oh there's ton's of places to eat here. There's TGI Fridays, The Olive Garden and an Applebees." If I'd been piggy enough to have bought a coconut champagne, and still had any left, I'd have dropped it to the ground then and there!

I mean such frivolous comments I expect from time to time but on RESTAURANT ROW???? What I don't understand is how it is that on these kids weren't struck down by lightening right then and there! Maybe God was too busy with the Good Friday thing. Makes me wish I'd remembered before I hit 72nd Street . . .

3 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

Hubby and I got all fancy and went to a restaraunt recently. His meal was brought out to the table sizzling and flaming like a noisy firework. Can't remember what it was, but it's now top of my list of "Dishes That Are Embarassing To Receive In A Room Full Of People".

Stranded in Stepford said...

You make a great point! I'm not sure about down under but up here on the menu restaurants will often have a little asterisk or symbol if a dish is spicy etc. They should consider possibly putting a little red face next to those with very embarrassing presentation!!!

Hippomanic Jen said...

I found you again! Yippee. I've spent a few weeks trying to get here via your profile, which doesn't work. Finally remembered that Crazy Sister has you on her blog-roll, then got here and remembered that you are on my list of blogs I follow. I am an idiot, but I'm back!

Hope you enjoyed your trip to NY!

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