Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bullet-y goodness...

* I haven't been feeling the bloggy thing for a while, so I've just been posting pics of cats. Woo. Things are just THAT exciting around here. Heh.

* Actually, Josh and I went on a long road trip on the Thanksgiving long weekend, but I've been too lazy to blog about it. We went to Owen Sound, Wiarton and Tobermory to check out the fall colours...and OH MY DAWG were they fantastic! We had always talked about doing a long road trip like that, but we were always busy or the weather was crappy, or a hundred other excuses came up...but this year we decided to take the bull by the proverbial horns and go. We couldn't have had better weather. One of these days I'll have to upload the pictures...

* When we were in Owen Sound we had a waitress at the hotel who told us that it was her second shift. We assumed that she meant that it was her second shift at the restaurant...we soon found out that it was her second shift EVER. She had to be shown everything at OUR table. We ordered a bottle of wine and, no word of a lie, this girl didn't know how to open it. The manager of the restaurant had to give her step-by-step lessons on how to open a freaking bottle of wine. Seriously! Who doesn't know how to open a bottle of wine? We asked her what the soup of the day was and she had to run to the kitchen and ask. When we finally placed our orders, she had to come back and ask us what sides we wanted. After she brought out the openers, I was going to ask her if any bread came with the meal, but I feared that her head would explode...We felt badly for her, so we didn't complain, but seriously...I SO wouldn't stand for that if she wasn't a 'newbie'.


* The funny thing was, she claimed that she used to be a bartender in Niagara Falls, our table was right by the bar, so we heard her talking to the rest of the staff when anyone ordered a drink. She was supposed to mix drinks for some customers (I guess they didn't have a bartender), and she didn't know how to mix ANY drinks, let alone which glass goes with which drink...and that goes back to my previous point. HOW could she be a bartender and not know how to open a bottle of wine?! Oh well.

* When it came time for dessert, we were just relaxing and enjoying the scenery, but the waitress kept coming back and asking us what we wanted. Josh turned to her and said "we're resting and contemplating the universe". She had a look on her face like the RCA dog and came back a couple minutes later and said "Are you still resting?" Heh. Josh said "Yes." and we continued to look out the window. She came back another few minutes later (having not gotten a clue, having not passed GO and not collected $200), and asked again. We ordered dessert and cappuccino, but she said she didn't know if they had that, so she brought us coffee instead.

* I have a feeling she isn't going to be employed at that hotel for very long. :P

* It's been freaking SNOWING today...for several hours! Thankfully the ground isn't cold enough so the snow hasn't been staying. UGH! I'm SO not ready for the winter.

* I'm finally going to meet Spitgirl (yeah yeah, I know bad nickname but there's a reason for it) and her husband this weekend when they come to town! I'd link to her blog, but I don't know if she wants that or not...so oh well. Anyways we're going to take them on a trip to Niagara Falls to check out the "waterfall"...and then out for sushi! I can't wait...

7 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

You know... I was totally that pathetic when I waitressed. (Slinking away in shame...)

Janet said...

Hanging my head too. I don't know how to open a bottle of wine. Sniff. GOod thing I'm not a waitress.

MotherMotherOcean said...

Nothing like a new waitress to ruin a meal.

Stupid snow!

Snowflowers Mum said...

aaaagh waitressing! I was actually a pretty good one..about a hundred years ago. I was ironically the wine waiter, so I got to open my fair share of bottles. Nothing more frustrating than a dumb waiteress....I've met a few in my time!

mind you...they get paid crap on a stick.

the 'are you still resting' thing cracked me up!

kerri said...

She didn't know how to open wine(??), she definitely wasn't a Mom(pre-requisite), LOL!!
We haven't had the white stuff fluttering in the air yet, ah, you can keep it, LOL!!

spitgirl said...

I'm totally looking forward to it! And for anyone who is curious, the reason I am "spitgirl" is that I used to beatbox.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I'm glad you had a chance to get away. That's a beautiful area of the province.