Getting What You Order Or Wanting What Is Served?

So we’re sitting in one of our favorite local diners…

Diner breakfast

…ready to re-charge with a hearty breakfast before taking a 5-hour Presidents’ Day trek to Connecticut (we’re driving family members to meet up with in-laws).  Our server, a recent hire at the diner, brings out the food and everything looks appetizing and delicious – eggs are cooked to order, pancakes are fluffy and hot, and the coffee is satisfying.  Then one of our party sees that the raisin toast he has ordered is substituted with what appears to be cinnamon toast.  He’s a little disappointed, so the rest of us encourage Joe to call the server back and ask for exactly what he ordered.

Joey says, pointing to the brown swirl of cinnamon on the bread, “I ordered raisin toast, but this looks like cinnamon toast…is it cinnamon-raisin toast?”

“No, that’s cinnamon toast,” our server replies matter-of-factly.  She offers no explanation or hint that the error will be corrected.

“Could I have raisin toast?”  Joe makes another attempt to have his desire fulfilled.

Quickly came her reply.  “We’ll have raisin toast tomorrow, but today we have cinnamon toast.  I’ve heard it’s very good, though.”

And that was that!  We all had a good laugh, especially since Joey, Thayer, and baby Felix would not be in town tomorrow.

The diner experience reminds me of one of my favorite Sheryl Crow lyrics.  In Soak Up The Sun, Sheryl sings, “It’s not having what you want – it’s wanting what you’ve got.”

Hmmm…I don’t know if that helps, Joey, but, to your credit, you did maintain a good sense of humor.

Maybe cinnamon toast is okay after all?  😉

On a chilly February day (at least for those of us in cooler climes)…

Soak Up The Sun might bring a little warmth, (envy), and longing for summer fun.  Stay positive and enjoy the relaxing video!

Umbrella drink

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