So it’s near the end of term and I am in the middle of a union meeting. Things have been going badly wrong at work and as the union steward I felt a meeting was called for to get everything out in the open. I held it in the local carvery because they have a large (generally empty) bar and a massive car park. Feelings were obviously running high because most of the workforce came and it lasted just shy of three hours. All this time, although I was concentrating and taking minutes I was also smelling roast dinner. Three hours of roast potatoes, gravy, stuffing etc. By the time I arrived home, I was tired and craving roast dinner.
I sold it to the spouse by saying “kids are out, lets go on a date night”
He was agreeable to this until I suggested the Carvery. He wrinkled his nose and proposed a a pizza. I wasn’t feeling Pizza. I was also a little surprised that he turned down carvery. He NEVER turns down carvery. He turns down sex more than carvery!
However, I booked a table and off we went. Once there he stood behind me when I was giving the details to the Waiter. Behind me! The waiter saw him and said “Hello Jim”, And my! Was Jim sheepish. He squirmed on the way to the table.
Eventually I got he story out of him..Jim is a regular visitor to this establishment, had been there the week previous and had imbibed too much (not unusual for an alcoholic)
Jim had picked a fight with this man and told him the beer was off. Its unclear, but he may have been escorted from the premises.
This is not unusual. I have lost count of the number of places we cannot visit because he has been ejected and subsequently banned. You kind of get used to the embarrassment.
i must say the waiter was politeness itself and totally professional. i just hope he didn’t spit in our drinks.