Lea and I wanted something different for lunch so we decided to try lunch at one of those places “we never eat.”
I should have noticed something wrong when we walked in and there were a couple of dead bugs on the floor. We got our food and I unwrapped my silverware from the napkin and a very small roach fell out into my lap and scurried off. I thought that was gross so I used a different set of silverware. I tried not to give it much thought, but a few minutes after we started eating we noticed another roach on the empty table across from us. I told Lea I couldn’t take much more. We decided to go ahead and finish the plate of food we’d got, when out from under the lazy-susan in the middle of our table that held condiments a roach decided to visit us. He crawled out to where I’d spilled a little of my diet coke, got a drink, and then turned and scurried back to the center of our table where he’d come from. I’m sure those little buggers are delicacies in other places, but not where I’m from. I was definitely grossed out now.
We put our food down and decided we wouldn’t finish eating. We decided the right thing to do was pay the bill and then tell them nicely what had happened. We didn’t want anyone thinking we were trying to make it up, just so we could get a free lunch.
I paid our $17 for the meal, and then I leaned in close to the lady and quietly said, “Ma’am, I just wanted to let you know we had two live roaches on our table while we were eating and we saw another one on the table next to us.” She whispered back in a very nonchalant way, “Yea, we’ve got a little roach problem. We’ve been doing some spraying but it really hasn’t helped.”
We thanked her, smiled and left. I think we’ll go back to our regular eating places from now on.
Have you ever had a bad eating experience, and how did you handle it?