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WE DON'T NEED YOUR STINKING MONEY!
It's just been kinda sorta not exactly but almost one of those days: waking with a headache, slapping the snooze button in my sleep, getting up late, stressing at work, having my worst fears confirmed about the move to open landscaping (not even by a window), but hey! Barky looks FANTASTIC. Haa!

I called yesterday to the sushi place that I picked for the AWC sushi night on Friday, to book a table. There were 20 people signed up. TWENTY people! That's just crazy! I had tried to call the day before but they have opening/phone hours between 5 pm and 10 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Okaay. And then when I got through, the girl I talked to sort of freaked out at the idea of 20 people in our party. "But that's our whole restaurant!" she said.

Um...so?

She didn't think that would work. She said they would have to provide a set menu and we wouldn't be able to order from the regular menu, but pay a set price and get what they served. Um, no, I said. She said she'd have to talk to the manager and call me back. But then she never called me back. So I called again today and got a guy, who said no, they wouldn't book for 20 people. Okay, then, I said, I guess we'll just take our business elsewhere (and our word-of-mouth recommendations as well).

But then, I called a different restaurant, where I KNOW they have enough room and got basically the same story. He then suggested that we could either come in at 6 to be done by 7 OR come in at 9. Um...no. Also, wth? If we had just come in and said hi! we'd like a table for 4, and a table for 4 and a table for 6 and a table for 6, I bet you they wouldn't have blinked an eye, and they STILL would have had to fix the same amount of food and they would probably have made a lot of money off of us.

So I called yet another restaurant, where I also knew they had enough room and they were thrilled. Oh yes! the man on the phone said, No problem! And I've eaten there before and know the food and the service is good, so guess where I'll be going again and planning more events at and recommending?

Is it just me or was that weird?

The Biggest, the Best, the most BOUNDLESS Birthday Wishes to Christina!
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music: REM—Rockville


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(Anonymous)
Mary Ann here :)

That is just crazy! I once had a little party for my birthday. Only four of us could met for dinner, than there would be ten of us for desert. The restaurant about had a fit about that too. It really wasn't too hard. They had the larger table, several tables put together and the four of us moved over at the time everyone joined us.

It is crazy when you call ahead to give them notice and they act like you want them to part the red sea or something!

Re: Mary Ann here :)

I really thought it was strange, and now they'll have bad word of mouth from 20 people: not something I would want as a restaurant owner, but I suppose it's a drop in the bucket.

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