On Tuesday I took Hubby out to lunch at a restaurant that gave Veterans a free meal. There is nothing Hubby likes more than a free meal! So off we went bright and early, so we could get a table.
In past years we have arrived at these chain restaurants, only to discover mile long lines. We got there early enough so that we were seated promptly, and in the area where we had a waiter that I knew.
We sat down about 11:20, and looked over the menu, and ordered. They brought chips and salsa, and our drink, and then we waited. Unfortunately I am addicted to chips and I ate far to many as we waited.
Because chips are dry, we order another round of drinks. Then we waited some more. Finally I asked Garret, what was happening? Did he forget to put our order in? No, apparently two of the cooks called in today sick. Whatever the excuse, the two cooks in the kitchen were overwhelmed and it took over an hour before our meals arrived.
Both of us were thrilled. The food was great, and it was wonderful just spending the time talking to each other. One group waited 45 minutes and then left. Sadly, their food was just about ready to be served.
We finished up, having eaten too much, and then headed out to do a few errands. When we got home, I just wanted to take a nap. Instead I downed an alka selzter and prayed for my tummy to settle down!
In any case, I hope all the men and women who served in the military had a great day on Tuesday!