Friday, January 25, 2008

I like what I like

Dear food establishment workers,
If a customer orders food a particular way, don't comment on it. I'm guessing they wouldn't order it that way if they didn't want it THAT way. However, on the flip side, if someone orders a Cranberry Walnut salad with no cranberries and no walnuts, then that is something completely different - because they aren't really ordering the Cranberry Walnut salad. Those people are silly and those people deserve to be thought of as such.

***a little background might help***

For lunch today I was able to escape the confines of my cubicle and eat out at delicious Plates & Palates in Bountiful with a few of my wonderfully witty and intelligent coworkers. As I was placing my order (a half ham & swiss sandwich with a half chef's salad, no ham) the person at the counter looked at me like I just escaped from a mental facility.

Order taker guy - "You want what?" he asked.
Me - "A half ham and swiss with a half chef's salad, but with no ham on the salad," was my reply. I did order in English I thought to myself...right?
Order taker guy - "But you ordered a ham & swiss..." he so graciously reminded me.
Me - "Yup and a chef's salad with no ham." He looks at me, shakes his head and goes "Okaayyy."

First question - was my order really an odd request?
Second question - can't a person enjoy a type of food prepared one way (sandwiched between two slices of sourdough bread with melted cheese) and at the same time not enjoy the same type of food when prepared a different way (cold cut up in cubes in a salad)? I think so. Think about it. What foods do you like prepared one way but not another way...