International Incident leads to Blacklisting?

05 Feb

The McMartins and the Saddleburrs were out for a pleasant night enjoying some of the best Thai food in all of Virginia when it all went south. The lovely waitress mistook Saddleburr’s friendly banter for malicious mocking and refused to wait on us for the rest of the evening. I don’t know for sure, but given the cold stare as we departed we may not be welcomed back.


Posted by on February 5, 2011 in UN


4 responses to “International Incident leads to Blacklisting?

  1. P. Henry Saddleburr

    February 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Guilty, with an excuse, your honor.

    Actually, the wonderful meal had been partaken of and the waitress came over to the table and after looking at our unfinished portions said, in a clipped way and over and over again, “Box”, “Box”

    We declined, politely.

    But I was amused by the delivery, which reminded me of an Olympic boxing judge separating two fighters, then saying, BOX!!

    Which I held to myself until she left the table. Apparently not long enough.

    Then the international incident occurred.

    I looked at Mc Martin, put up my dukes and said, in a perhaps less than sottovoce volume, ‘BOX’.

    The waitress was apparently behind me and was not amused.

    It’s all a terrible misunderstanding.

    I love the Thai people, Thai food and Olympic boxing. Somewhere the wires got crossed and, and….ugh.

    We should have gone to Applebees.

  2. Martin M. McMartin

    February 6, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hey Saddleburr as George Will said “If you’re explaining, you’re losing’.
    NoThai for you!

  3. nooneofanyimport

    February 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    meh. Don’t feel bad, it’s a waste of energy.

    I hate the way so many people are just looking for a reason to be mad at you.

    get over yer bad self, lady.

  4. American Samurai

    February 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    The Thai people are very polite and helpfully, I was stumbling around Pattaya Beach in the early 90’s in a drunken haze and misplaced my wallet. Low an behold a charming young lass returned it to my hotel room. I am still unclear how she knew when the Samurai was laid up, but when I recieved the wallet , it was still full of Baht….. ah the good old days in Hotel Montana! Semper Fi


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