Monday, January 18, 2010

Restaurant Review: TGI Friday’s

Mrs. Φ and I ate at TGI Friday’s one evening a while back.  We were returning from the hospital where Mrs. Φ had been admitted with potential complications from a surgery she had had a few days prior.  It turned out not to be too big of a problem, and she was feeling well enough to stop at a restaurant on the way home while Grandma and Grandpa watched the girls.  We are normally Chili’s people when we’re out as a family, but that night we decided to try something different.

Φ [as we took our seats]:  “You know something?  Take a look around the restaurant.  There are an inordinate number of groups of what appear to be unaccompanied young women.  They far outnumber the guys in the place.”

Mrs. Φ:  “Ladies night out, perhaps?”

Φ:  “Not that I would ever, you know, notice anything like that.”

Mrs. Φ:  “Ha!  You sound like a guy that hasn’t been laid in a while.”

Φ:  “Good point.  Tonight’s the night!”

Mrs. Φ:  “Mmmm . . . not yet, I’m afraid.”

Φ:  “I wasn’t asking you.”

Mrs. Φ:  …

Mrs. Φ:  “You are so going to get smacked!”

Φ:  “We can work that in.”

The Cajun Shrimp and Chicken was the best meal I had had in a restaurant in a good while.  Definitely add TGIF to your rotation.

3 comments:

ironrailsironweights said...

Was there a major sporting event going on at the time? If so, that might account for the "ladies' night out" factor.

Peter

Elusive Wapiti said...

That was an awesome application of game.

Although I didn't dig the threat of DV at the end...

Φ said...

Peter: Not according to Wikipedia.

Wapiti: I've discovered that the best way of deflating DV threats is to subtly reframe them as SM, as in the present example.