Since Cliff retired, we have become very fussy about eating out. We're on a budget, you know. Still, we can afford to buy our dinner once a week or so. Nothing pricey, mind you, nothing too fancy. For instance, this week we ate at that Mennonite restaurant at Jamesport and loved every bite.
Last week I talked Cliff into taking me to Chipolte because I've heard people bragging about how good the food is there. What a waste of twenty bucks. Seriously, who wants rice and corn on her burrito? Oh yeah, and I like my burritos warm, thank you. Those big, fat vegetable-laden burritos were cold when we got them. Don't tell me about the organic chickens or the happy cows. If I'm going to shred an animal's meat, cook it, and eat it, I don't care how happy it was because it ain't happy now. To make matters worse, Chipoltes doesn't have a senior discount.
Cliff's favorite fast food burger is the Whopper at Burger King. Last month they had a deal on Whoppers: buy one, get one free. I'm sure it was no bargain by the time we drove twenty-five miles to Blue Springs to get our burgers, but hey... it got us out of the house.
Ever since that trip to Burger King, we have obsessed over one detail: If you want cheese on your Whopper, they charge you a dollar for it. One buck for a lousy, very thin piece of cheese.
We've talked about wrapping up a couple slices of cheese and putting them in my purse next time we go, then walking in there and ordering our Whoppers. Once we we're seated, we would put our own slices of cheese on the burgers. Would they kick us out? We can't help but wonder.
Tomorrow and Sunday, February 4 and 5, onion rings are free at Burger King. We're thinking maybe it's time for another Whopper trip, just so we can have the free onion rings.
Cliff said, "Don't forget, we'll take our own cheese."
I said, "I'd do that except for one thing. Walmart is just down the street from Burger King. You know all those people with cameras that submit pictures to 'People of Walmart'? If they saw us in Burger King putting our own cheese on the burgers, they'd take our pictures and submit it to 'People of Walmart' just to prove that the same people patronize Burger King."
We laughed all the way home from the doctor today.