Reversing the Numbness

Monday, April 7, 2008

It's Sort of Like I Just Got Kicked In the Face

So many things to be happy about today! For starters, I got to ride my motorcycle. Also, I finally learned to ollie the Tech Deck I got for, er, my son. But the best news, of course, was that Cafe of India finally opened again today. It closed down a couple of years ago, reminding me of Barry Sanders' decision to retire at the top of his game. Finally word started to spread that they would be reopening in a building that's a short drive from our house. The DM and I have been looking forward to this day for months.

We got there at 5:30, and though we were seated early, we were pretty frustrated when our drink order hadn't even been taken nearly an hour later. Our kids did the best they could, but asking a 6-year-old and 3-year-old to sit still in a restaurant where others are eating without having so much as a piece of bread? For an hour? Well, that's just asking too much. The trip ended in two children crying and all of us leaving. The kids had their hearts set on pakoras -- or, as they say, Indian hushpuppies -- so I did the best I could to come through by taking them through the Long John Silvers drive-through. I was starving at this point, so, against my better judgment, I ordered LJS too. Yes, I went from eating my favorite food in the world to eating cold, deep-fried, low-grade dog food. The kids thought it ruled, though.

Kicked in the face, I tell you.


moneytastesbad said...

Dude, that sucks! They opened today and 11 AM and we were in the parking lot at 10:55. There were 3 tables sat before us. Everything was great at that point. Our food was excellent and the service, while not exceptional, was acceptable.
But it continued to fill up while we were there. When we left, about an hour later, there were only 2 tables open. g2thelow and his mother came in as we were leaving, and the staff was a little slow getting them seated. It seemed to be getting pretty hectic at this point.
I think they underestimated the crowd they were going to get. Plus I think they should have taken reservations for today.

On another note, thanks for inviting Miss T and I to tag along yesterday, we had a great time.

Rob Zero said...

That's a poor way to run a BUSINESS.