Thursday, January 10, 2008

Embarassing my wife, that's what I do!

Ok, so the other night I wanted to take Sara out for some good eats. Casa Quintero (formerly La Casita) was the obvious choice. But we arrive, all gussied up, to an empty restaurant. There is NO ONE sitting and no one to great us. But I can hear people talking in the back.

We wait...

So, maybe they didn't hear the doorbell chime when we came in. I'm standing next to the door, give it a push, chime and wait.....Laughter in the kitchen but no one comes to seat us.

Ok, more minutes of waiting...nothing...

Finally, as my eyes pan to the phone by the front, I get the brilliant idea to call the restaurant. This will get someone to come out (unless there is a phone in the back) and then I'll simply hang up when they come out.

So smat!

Pick a business card...dial...ring...ring...ring...finally the waitress! She runs to the phone and....

Back up, like 5 seconds with me: My phone has two hang up buttons. One to hang up and the other one that hangs up when the call is ringing, buuuut it turns into the speakerphone button when the call is connected. Blasted multifunction buttons.

Ok, so she answers the phone. I push the hang up button on my phone and smile. She says, "Casa Quintero can I help you?" Hmm, that's funny. It sounded just like she was speaking from the pocket of my pants. Like, I can hear her there at the desk and here in my pants! Ahh! hang up hang up hang up!!!!!

Waitress looks at me and Sara (who, miraculously, has somehow turned into a small potted desert cactus) and slowly hangs up the phone as it dawns on her that her next customer is a complete idiot.

I say, with a laugh, "No one heard the door.. he he um, 2 please"

We'll stay away from there for a while. I'm just thankful that there was no one else in the restaurant. The cactus would have left me standing by myself basking in my own un-glory.

4 comments:

sarajeancooksey said...

One correction to that story: there WERE people in the resturant. Two guys were eating, but mostly drinking, at one of the tables by the window. And yes they were watching us as this whole event unfolded. Just wanted to make sure you remembered the complete embarrasment of this story. (did I spell everything right?) but I still love you. :)

CatfishMO said...

Please, oh please, post the pants saga. We beg of you.

CatfishMO said...

Please oh please.. post the pants saga for all to enjoy...

Brandel said...

When John told me this story I nearly died laughing. Once again...only Jason! Oh my dude that is the funniest thing I ever heard.
I do have to say - in theory that was a great idea! Great Jorb!