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Free Food?

This post could also easily be titled “Signs the economy has gone down the tubes”.

This weekend I had the rare opportunity to go out to dinner with my sister Laura. From the moment Laura walked into Chicago UNO she noticed the insane number of apples being used to decorate the restaurant. There were giant bowls of them everywhere (along with giant bowls of coffee, and candy containers) and we thought it was appropriate fall decor.

Shortly after we ordered I saw a hand from the booth directly behind Laura slyly reach up and snag an apple from the bin on the shelf next to them. I started cracking up and whispered to Laura that the lady behind her had just taken an apple and stuffed it in her purse. We both were giggling quietly when the woman’s husband did the same thing!

About an hour later we had finished eating and Laura was in the middle of a story when I apparently had a very funny look come over my face… she stopped talking and I burst out laughing. An old man had just come from the another part of the restaurant, leaned into the now empty booth behind Laura, reached up, grabbed two apples and then booked it out of there. We couldn’t stop laughing!

People, if you’re so strapped for cash that you can’t afford to go to the store and buy your own apples than maybe you shouldn’t be spending money by going out to eat!

We were laughing hysterically the whole way out of the restaurant and I wasn’t watching where I was going and walked into a post. I’m sure people thought we’d been hitting the cocktails a little hard.

As a side note, we found our favorite new desert…. It’s a giant peanut butter cup that’s warmed up slightly, drizzled with chocolate and peanut butter sauce and served with ice cream. Wow. Being the good peanut butter cup lovers that we are, the two of us finished that bad boy off in about 3 minutes.

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