- You look......100%.....different.
- Hey.....where is the rest of you?
It was a fun night although it was filled with the LONGEST wedding toasts I think I have ever heard. They were good speeches just long. I have the attention span of a 6 year old (hence why I am a 1st grade teacher). Afterward we hit up the hotel bar and then had best bud's other best friend and fiance up to our room for some drinks and we all had an in-depth discussion on the merits of rice pilaf. Drunk people are hilarious - dancing and conversation. I enjoy them. However, we did not go to bed until after 4:30 this morning.
We had to get up and drive the 3 hours home this morning. That was a bit painful. I just wanted to eat some pancakes. All the decent places were too busy and I did not want to stop at McDonald's. As we see a sign for a restaurant, Hubby says - that place used to have good breakfast but it is a buffet. The place was called the Sirloin Stockade and I had never eaten at one before. We stopped. HUGE mistake. I have strong opinions about buffets anyway. This place was gross. The food was disgusting. It totally reinforced my prejudices about buffets. Hubby thought I was going to walk out and had I not been really hungry and already paid way too much money for super crappy food, I would have.
Reliving this experience for this post makes my skin crawl. Chewy hashbrowns, dry chicken, unidentifiable meats, no fruit, greasy fat-laddened casserole type troughs of crap. What is it that people find enjoyable about these places? I am sure there are some good ones out there but I have yet to find one. Salad bar places, I like. But these others scare me.
Hubby swallowed a chicken bone and thought he was going to choke. I vowed to avenge his death and then asked if I could file an accidental death claim. He thought it would be more like a murder charge.
This will now be referred to as the trip where we ate at the most disgusting buffet ever. You know how you land mark things that are horrendous. Like, "dinner at restaurant X was not that great but at least it was not like that meal we had that time at the Sirloin Stockade where you almost died from the chicken bone." The only upside is that I have nowhere to go but up. Every meal I have this week will be like heaven now.
The shittiest part is all the calories I probably consumed. I do not mind if it is awesome food, but this was less than stellar. It is haunting.
You are welcome for this cheery post. I hope you all have a super week! Beware of buffets!!!