09 January 2013

Adventures of an awkward person (and her friend)

The other day, my friend asked me to hangout with her. We decided to get something to eat and then go shopping. What was intended to be a relaxing day turned out to be something quite eventful...

The treacherous route to the gas station
My friend said she was going to drive over to my house so we could discuss where we wanted to eat. My car was almost out of gas (literally running on "empty"), so I told her to meet me at a gas station near my house. The gas station is less than two miles away from my house, but I was freaking out the whole way. I was so paranoid I would run out of gas on my way to the gas station.  I mean, how embarrassing would that be? But, thankfully, I made it.

So, she met me there and we sat in a parking lot to discuss where we wanted to eat. We came up with the plan to go to Firehouse Subs to get a sandwich for me and then go to McAlister's, where I would eat my sub with her. So we headed to Firehouse...

"Dropped Pin" = dead car
Not even two minutes into our drive, her car broke down at a stop light. In the middle of the busiest road in our town. I ended up parking behind her (don't worry, we had our hazard lights on) and got out to see what had happened. Luckily, two kind gentlemen stopped to help push her car to the side of the road, where we both waited in our cars for her dad to arrive. Long story short, she then took her mom's car for the day.

Anyway, we finally made it to Firehouse, and then we went to McAlister's. Just our luck, they didn't have the soup she gets there. So, then we awkwardly sat in McAlister's, neither of us eating food from there, and discussed where she wanted to eat. We (yes, we - I had to help her decide) decided upon On the Border.

We arrived at OTB moments later, and I tried to sneakily bring in my Firehouse meal. When we were seated at our awkward two-person booth, I attempted to hide my outside food by keeping my sub next to me and putting my drink behind one of those standing folded menu things. That failed miserably.

Our waiter brought us chips and salsa, and when he placed the chips on the dinky table, the menu started falling over. He took it off the table to create more room, also awkwardly revealing my soda from Firehouse Subs.

When he took our order, I shamefully had to explain I wouldn't be ordering anything. The following was our (awkward) conversation:

Waiter: And for you, Miss?

Me: Oh, I'm not going to get anything, thanks.

Waiter: *indicating toward my not-so-hidden Firehouse food* Yeah, I can see that...

Me: Yeah...I don't do well with Mexican food... (total lie, but I needed an excuse)

Awkwardly eating Firehouse in a Mexican restaurant
And then he walked away. But my friend's food came quickly, and we began eating without any other awkward interruptions. When we were finished, we both were craving a dessert. Not just any dessert, though - a brownie sundae. Unfortunately, the Mexican restaurant didn't have any brownie sundaes. So, we decided to go to another restaurant to get dessert. Next stop: Applebee's.

We were seated at Applebee's and looked at the dessert menu. We quickly realized we needed a plan to leave, for they did not have what we wanted. We came up with the idea to pretend we were supposed to meet people there but were at the wrong Applebee's. So, that was our excuse when the waitress came, and then we got out of there as fast as we could.

Next we headed to Monical's. We had obtained some wisdom, though, and asked to see the menu first. They didn't have it either. We sat in the Monical's waiting area and checked the Texas Roadhouse menu online.

They had a brownie sundae.

After awkwardly leaving Monical's without a word, we went to Texas Roadhouse. And we finally got our "big ol' brownie."

It was an adventurous day with a lot of traveling and awkward encounters, but in the end, we got our brownie sundae.

I guess you could say there's a moral to this story: no matter what life throws at you, your brownie sundae will always be waiting for you at the end of the journey.

Also, people need to be more accepting of others. We were totally being judged everywhere we went. So, no more judging people on the search for their brownie sundae.

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