So unless you’ve read my prior post, the Universe’s efforts to compensate me aren’t going to seem totally justified. I’ll just assume you’ve read all about how the Ultra-Lame Fullerton Police Department royally screwed both Kenny and me over on Friday with matching (and totally undeserved) parking tickets. And how I was the bigger person and didn’t even complain. I’ll assume you feel for us and would agree that the Universe owed us one.
Well, Universe delivered.
The setting: Pei Wei at lunch time.
Note: the restaurant was very crowded and busy.
I ventured out of my comfort zone a little today and ordered a real entrée. (I usually stick to my usual Vietnamese Chicken Spring Rolls because not only are they delicious, but at only 200 calories max I can eat them without feeling the need to punish myself at the gym.) No, the rainy weather and my growling stomach demanded a warm filling lunch, so I ordered a new menu item: the Thai Mango Chicken.
My lunch companions received their orders quickly, and cooked to perfection. My companions were chivalrous and insistent on waiting for me to be served before enjoying their own lunch. We waited. And waited. And waited some more. I finally decided to make sure my order hadn’t just been misplaced – the restaurant was really busy after all. Before I could even say anything, the manager said, “Your Mango Chicken is on its way, I’m so sorry for the delay. It will be out momentarily.” Satisfied, I returned to my seat.
Not two minutes later the Manager delivered my lunch himself and handed me a gift card, apologizing again for the delay. Score! I love free stuff. I also love proactive people and excellent customer service.
So, because I like to give credit where credit is due, Thanks Universe for hooking it up. I don’t blame you for the idiocy of my town’s police department, nor do I think you should have to compensate for its unjust dealings with regards to me and my husband, but I appreciate it. I’ll think of you when I’m enjoying some free lunch in the not-too-distant future.
The only casualty of this experience was my diet. I’ll definitely be repenting on the treadmill tonight.