On the last day of the month, the last NaPloMobononon, I wanted to write a profound, eloquent post.
I thought of a new topic. Food Poisoning. I was thinking about this the other day as I was leaving a particularly smelly bathroom wondering who had done that to this restroom at this time of the day (noon!). I once had food poisoning and every time I told the story (yes, it was a funny story, so I had told it a few times), the reaction was the same.
"Did you call the restaurant?"
Um, what? And.....HELL NO.
"You should have told them what you ate since it was obviously bad and they should stop serving it. Maybe they would give you a free meal next time."
Let's discuss this and why I would never do it.
1) Calling the restaurant and explaining what happened. "Yes, Cracker Barrel*? If you are wondering who destroyed your bathroom, well that was me. Sorry about that....it was the mashed potatoes. Yeah, yeah. I ate all of them but they made me really sick. Throw up? Nope. The other kind."
2) Going back. "Hi, I am the one who called and created the bio hazard in your restroom. Yep. I'll take my coupon now. Thanks! See you later!"
3) Actually eating the food again. "I'll take the mashe.....oh wait. How about the chickinNdumplins? Yeah-no. I'll take the corn....oh wait, those taste like mashed potatoes too, right? Come to think of it, this entire place looks and smells like mashed potatoes. I sort of want to get sick now. Does my coupon apply toward the General Store?"
*Note, nothing against Cracker Barrel, it was just the first restaurant that popped into my mind and it fit nicely with my story. Other restaurants that come to mind are Star Diner, PF Changs, and Hooters. Ick.