Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Overheard in New York

5:30 p.m. Man exits Times Square subway station, wife in tow.

Husband: Come on, it's over there (points to Hard Rock Cafe). Do you want to go there or Red Lobster?

So sad. Just so sad.


Steven said...

If it makes you feel any better (or worse), my friend and I went to Sobarro for our first NYC dinner.

We were punished.

nikoeternal.com said...

I dont see the sadness in that lol

dave in milwaukee said...

Ahhhh, Red Lobster. My family loves it (Hey, whaddya expect; they were all born and raised here in Milwaukee!), so once or twice a year I gotta suck up and take 'em there . . .

Once I'm there, I invariably opt for the healthiest choices on the menu, like the $15.99 "Admiral's Feast" ---So named because it contains enough battered/fried crap to sink an entire fleet!

But what I really enjoy the most is their faux-nautical interior motif, tantalizingly suggesting freshly-caught wild seafood. For example: calling the kitchen the "galley," having "ship's wheel" doorknobs on the front door, and walls festooned with fishnets and pictures of hardy New England fisherman hauling in the fresh catch of the day.

While I sit and take in all this plastic maritime ambience, I can't help but imagine what would happen if the FTC ever cracked down on them for consumer fraud. Then they'd be forced to put up more realistic decor, such as scenic, picturesque renderings of the frozen-food delivery truck backed up at the rear loading dock!