Monday, January 30, 2012

A pleasant dining experience

Saturday morning after my dollar store excursion Wade and I headed out to do our weekend errands. He decided that we needed to stop for breakfast

I never said it was gourmet cuisine but it was a very pleasant experience. We were sitting there talking while we were waiting for the waitress to come over and I was showing Wade one of the gift cards we have. It's good at several different restaurants. The waitress walks up to the table and cheerfully exclaims "Aw, you got me a gift card that was so nice". I burst out laughing and Wade was dumbfounded. Normally he is the one with the quick wit. The next time the waitress came over I told her he so deserved that since he's usually the one making comments like that. Every time she came to the table she had some remark to make and she had us in stitches.
When we went to the register to pay the girl asked if everything was ok and Wade said fine except for the waitress who was a real pain in the butt. Without missing a beat the cashier said well we don't like her either.
Hopefully all the laughing burned off the calories from my muffin.

26 comments:

Ginny said...

Most of Phil's jokes go right over service people's heads. They are so busy and harried, they don't have time to really listen or joke, your waitress was a gem! We used to have a Perkins Pancake House, wonder if it's the same chain?

bichonpawz said...

bwhaahah! That's great!! My husband is always making comments to the waitress!!! I always liked Perkins and actually used to work at one...when I was in high school! They just announced that two of the Perkins in our area will be closing. I was surprised!! We do have a Denny's here in town...which is similar! And they even offer the AARP discount!!! Always a plus!

Josep said...

She was good :D I would be in good spirits after eating a muffin like this one.

crafty cat corner said...

How nice to have a cheerful waitress, here most of them look like they've sucked a lemon. lol
Briony
x

Duni said...

ooh, I want a muffin like that right now! Yum!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

We love eating at Perkins too! Isn't it amazing how a smile and laughter can just start your day out perfectly?

Have a super week Ann!
xo Catherine

LDH said...

hehe That delicious looking muffin had to brighten the day as well!

Donna said...

I love me a friendly cafe!! How fun!
Gorgeous shot of that muffin Ann!!
Have a great week!
hughugs

Sandra said...

I love Perkins and their muffins. we used to eat there, five female friends, but that was years ago. the last time i ate in one was in Savannah when my dad died in 2006. i met my best friend from high school at the Perkins on the interstate and my brother and his wife met us and we spent 3 hours talking the waitress there was really nice to. we asked if she minded if we stayed and visited after she cleared the table, she said stay as long as you want. you had good food and good fun, nothing better

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE Perkins and we do not have one here - well at least around me.

Sounds like there was a lot of joking going on - I assume they really did like the waitress - they were kidding - right?

sandie

allotments4you said...

Sounds like a lovely meal...I think it's nice when the staff will interact and have a laugh...so many times these days you will get served by someone who doesn't even take the time to glance at you!!

Anne said...

I used to go to Perkins in college. I loved it. It is like an upscale version of Denny's. They don't seem to have Perkins around the Small Town. I kind of miss it.

Erika said...

Did that come with butter? I do enjoy a good muffin:)

Erika
Artful Rising

SweetMarie said...

You and I both posted food...THH!
Sounds like you had a waitress with a fun personality. I like banana nut muffins...yummy! I prefer my muffins warm. Is that all you ate? And your worried about the calories? You're so funny Ann!

Country Mouse Studio said...

It's always so wonderful to find a waitress or any customer service person in a good mood and up for some banter.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Nice to have fun with your hubby...and at a restaurant too!

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like a fun time and the muffin was a bonus!

silverthoughts2 said...

My Dad's like that, he jokes around with everyone. Most people like it, though I'm sure there's other people who just don't get his humor. Oh well. And I love Perkins. I haven't been there in forever, because there's none local to me, but my old roommate and I went to one nearly every week.

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL! When we traveled back & forth from VA to CT, we'd stop at either Perkins or Cracker Barrel...:)JP

Marg said...

That sounds like a fun breakfast. It is always fun to have a waitress with a sense of humor. Take care.

Ratty said...

I'm usually the quiet one at a restaurant, but I love it when there is that much fun.

Reeni said...

I love Perkins breakfasts! I always get grumpy waitresses - the last one went in the kitchen and we could hear her yelling. Hee-hee.

Donna said...

It's so nice when the waiter/waitress make the visit fun! And that muffin looks delicious! YUM!!!

Sharkbytes said...

I think Perkins has pretty good food. And a funny waitress makes it even better. That muffin looks delish.

marie said...

Gotta love a fun waitress...makes the whole dining experience a happy one. The muffin looks yummy...my favorites come from a place called Mimi's. I feeling the need to go there soon.

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