Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pizza Night

We did end up going for pizza Sunday night. It was pretty late, D didn't get home until 7 pm so it was almost 7:20 when we got to the pizza place. It took Mom a very long time to decide what to order. And then she tried to order a double cheeseburger which even the waitress (bless her heart) said "No way!" She told my mom the burgers are really large. So Mom reluctantly ordered a regular cheeseburger and then told the waitress that if she went home hungry it would be the waitress fault.

My son used to work at the pizza place and the waitress remembers us. She was very sweet and accommodating. Mom ordered water to drink, then changed her mind to milk, and then asked if she could have hot tea instead of milk. The waitress heated iced tea in the microwave and brought it to Mom in a glass. This confused Mom, she thought it very odd that they didn't have coffee cups, but this is one place that doesn't normally serve hot drinks.

The burger was more than enough for Mom and we spent some time looking at the placemats answering the questions. I was challenged to recite all seven of the 7 Dwarves. Only six came to mind- I forgot Bashful.

The owner of the restaurant was there and he came by the table to see how we were doing before our meal was served, and then he came by again after we had eaten. Mom looked at him and asked him if he was running for office. He didn't hear her, he wears a hearing aid and then she didn't hear him and it got pretty funny for the rest of us. I explained who he was and she didn't seem impressed.

Then a lady from another table came over and asked Mom if she used to work on the Obstetrics floor of a local hospital. This has happened MANY times in my life- being in public with Mom when someone recognizes her. It was good for Mom to have that moment to talk about nursing and her past work.

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