Monday, June 22, 2009

Seniors Menu

Uh huh - I'm now old enough to order from the cheap section at the back of the menu in the cheaper eateries around here.

I honestly don't remember Australian restaurants offering a lower priced seniors section on their menus but then again, I wasn't, in those days, eating at the kind of place that *would* offer it. Even here I go to such places under protest or when Andrew and his girlfriend are expecting us to pick up the tab; call me a mean bastard but I ain't shelling out 30 bucks a head for those two.

A few weeks ago we were in just such an eatery and I, still blissfully under the age of 55 (but only just) pointed out to my wife that I'd soon be able to order from the same section of the menu she's been able to order from for years. The waiter, cheeky young bastard, piped up and told me he'd turn a blind eye if I wanted to order from there.

I fear my wife took a great deal of pleasure laughing at me on that occasion.

3 comments:

Ann oDyne said...

what a cool waiter.

I love it that you acknowledge your true feelings. so many people are kidding themselves.

Bon Appetit!

Anonymous said...

I always remember you ordering from the cheap section in every menu you looked at . . . oh well :)

Maaaaaaaaatttttttttttttteeeeeeee!

Rob said...

You're thinking of the wine list, mate!