Saturday, December 03, 2016
On the house!
Before my breakfast came, the hostess came over to me and asked me what I ordered. Because another patron had asked her if she could pick up the bill for "a restaurant regular" as a Christmas present.
Huh? What? This has never happened to me before.
I turned around and a woman at the cash register waved sheepishly at me. I waves and started to get up but she shook her head. Then, as she walked out of the restaurant and passed my window, she mouthed, "Merry Christmas."
And here I had been happy to get a table near the Christmas tree! I never dreamed my meal would be comped.
When I left the restaurant, I asked the hostess to be sure, next time she sees that woman, to tell her that I intended to take a little of the money she saved me and use it to buy something for the food pantry donation box at Trader Joe's.*
"Ah!" the hostess said happily, "I knew I picked the right patron!"
Don't you just love Christmastime?
*And I did. Instead of one box of mac 'n' cheese mix, I donated two.