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Posted on December 10, 2008 by under Family, Food and Drink.    

So Brian and I stopped by the mall on the way home from work today. It’s that time of the year when I have to take my wedding ring to Zales for a check up (usually June and December is when this happens). While we were waiting for the sales associate to return my ring, I asked Brian where his parents were going to dinner tonight… (I had gotten out of work a few minutes later than usual and he was on the phone with his dad when I got in the car. He mentioned that they were on their way to dinner.) He told me they had decided to go to Outback Steakhouse.

“And you didn’t want to join them?” I asked. I remembered that I had a $10 off coupon to Outback somewhere in the abyss of a purse I carry around with me. “Call them and ask them if we can join them,” I urged.

Much to my chagrin, I found out that the coupon is only valid from November 1 to December 1. I am sadly over a week too late to redeem the offer. Of course, we still met his parents for dinner. I had to tell them about being excited about going to Outback at first because I finally had reason to use my coupon, which I didn’t realize was already expired. It’s still nice to have dinner with them, but it would have been nicer with a $10 discount on our meal. LOL.

So we had regular dinner conversation, along with a few tweets in between (I can’t help it; I have twitterrhea or so Brian says). All the while they kept complaining about how slow our server was. They had asked him for more bread and he came back with it ten minutes later when our food came. And then Brian asked for steak sauce, which took forever. My extra side of rice took forever. The refill on Donna’s coffee? You guessed it. That took forever, too.

Needless to say, we weren’t very happy with the service. However, we weren’t upset enough to say anything either. I think everyone in the guy’s section received the same sort of lack luster service. David said that the lady next to us had asked him for tartar sauce, and he didn’t bring it until after she was finished with her meal. Naturally, he was oblivious to her “It’s too late now comment.” My very observant father-in-law picked up on it, though.

So when it finally came time to pay, I wrestled with Brian to put my coupon in the billfold. He’s like, “Baby! Quit it! It’s expired!”

“If they take it, they take it. If they don’t, they don’t. No harm, no foul.” I kept trying to get him to put it in there. Half joking, half serious because you know me. I’m the queen of coupons.

Brian actually won that argument, but I had to make the following comment as I waved the proverbial white flag: “You all said he was slow!

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