Anyone who cooks knows that every once in awhile it is nice to have a meal other than one you have to prepare. Devoted Spouse is no exception. Since I’ve been injured, he has taken on the task of cooking and preparing all the meals around here and has done a superb job. But, he gets tired of wondering what to fix day after day. Last night we decided to have a bite to eat at one of the local franchises — a pub-like joint that serves mostly fried food – called Beef O’Brady’s. It’s not fancy, but they have good beer and great fried shrimp. What happened as we arrived puzzled me.
As we walked in the door, a nice young woman approached us, asked how many were in our party and when I responded there would be two of us, she said this: “Okay, go ahead and follow me.” Huh? Either I go ahead, or I follow you — I can’t do both. Devoted Spouse didn’t think anything of this but this statement continued to bother me all the time we were there. We sat in the first booth, in direct line of the front door. Repeatedly, during the evening, when diners arrived, they were told, “Okay, go ahead and follow me.” Am I the only one who thinks this is a strange thing to say to someone? All the wait staff used that terminology. I find it difficult to understand why the Beef O’Brady’s people would train their staff to say such a contradictory statement. It’s one or the other; make up your mind. I can go ahead or I can follow; not both.
These things really bother me.