Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Wow, that was ... slow mo

Menu: If you don't see the beer you're looking for please ask your server! *smile*
Server: Welcome to [Restaurant Name], can I start you off with something to drink? A glass of wine or a coffee?
Poppy: Do you have any oatmeal beer?
Server: *stares at Poppy*
Poppy: *stares at server*
Hay: *stares at Poppy*
Poppy: *gives Hay the "WTF, dude?!" look*
Server: *stares at Poppy*
Poppy: *about to look at her pretend watch*
Server: No, we don't.
Poppy: Okay, I'll have a Newcastle then.
Server: Okay!
Poppy: And an ice water.
Server: Great!

Seriously, it was like 7 seconds of my life wasted in complete silence just because I took the menu's advice. The irony of it all is that this restaurant serves warm bread ahead of the meal which had oatmeal in it so I drank my Newcastle and ate the bread at the same time and it was like having the oatmeal stout I actually wanted. :) I'm resourceful.


Jen said...

Mmmmm. Oatmeal stout. I loves me some oatmeal stout. Or Newcastle. Or Watney's Cream Stout which I can never find here. Or whatever.

Actually I do like all those dark, flavorful beers and did truly have Newcastle(s) this weekend. Mmmm.

Mr. Fabulous said...

You're like a culinary MacGyver.

Kristen said...

That's like the scene in Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Janet! Dr. Scott! Janet! Brad! Rocky! *stare* Janet! Dr. Scott! Janet! Brad! Rocky! *stare*

Angel said...

Hmmm, I am not much of a beer drinker, but I have never had an oatmeal stout or a Newcastle.

Avitable said...

That was hilarious. My friends always manage to ask questions of servers that stymie them, too.

Paticus said...

Perhaps they were trying to communicate with you telepathically ?

Poppy Cede said...

Jen - I'm starting to appreciate chewier beers in my older age.

Mr Fab - I'm not only like one, I am one!

K - That's exactly what it was like! Nail on head, girl.

Angel - Time to live a little.

Avi - What is it with you dissing me as a friend today? :P

Paticus - They were failing miserably. Blank stares do not communicate information other than "I am stupid so I am going to stare at you and hope you get uncomfortable and stop talking to me."

Paticus said...

So then, you would say it was more telepathetically ?