A number of my co-workers invited me to a "car wash lunch" yesterday. I accepted before asking, "What's a car wash lunch?" It turns out a car wash lunch is when you go to The Hat while your car is being washed across the street. How very efficient!
I'm used to being the only girl amidst boy co-workers, but I invited Giggles along for extra company with the six boys. We piled into four cars and set out to get our wheels some sudsy baths.
The Hat is not food for the health-conscious. Taking that into consideration, my motto when I go to The Hat is "Go Big or Go Home!" I ordered a huge platter of chili cheese fries with pastrami on top. Just like In-N-Out, The Hat has a not-so-secret menu. The Hat's not-so-secret menu is even less secret. Basically, you can put pastrami on anything at The Hat. Anything. See?
But these comments were nothing compared to the reaction I got from about a dozen people waiting in line.
When my order was called, I approached the counter, picked up my chili cheese fries with pastrami and a medium Orange Bang, and turned around to go to our booth. I heard a number of "whoas" and "wows" from the crowd, and then a man started clapping. And another. And another. In a matter of seconds, everybody in line was applauding my monstrosity of a lunch.
I curtsied and bowed, while I carefully balanced my literally very heavy meal, and laughed all the way to our table. For the record, I only ate about an eighth of this and packed the rest up, but that standing ovation made my day.
yup. this story is funny no matter how many times i hear it!ReplyDelete
[starting slow clap]
p.s. i am officially dead at the loooooooooooong ass list of "grub you eat". holy food critic, batman.ReplyDelete
this is the best story of all time!ReplyDelete
i spy orange bang. you are awesome and totally deserving of the slow clap.ReplyDelete
it's even more impressive the 2nd time around!ReplyDelete
[continuing wan's slow clap]ReplyDelete
Something must be wrong with my screen because the fries don't look that big. I love the pina colada drink they serve, if you're ever interestd in departing from your Orange Bang...ReplyDelete
I'm still laughing at your story.ReplyDelete
Seriously? A standing ovation in the lunch line? You, and your stomach, are my heroes and that is a great story. :)ReplyDelete
Chili Cheese fries with Pastrami!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm taking Jack Jr. and Meatloaf to the one in Simi next Saturday.
Thanks a lot! Now I'm craving Orange Bang and pastrami!ReplyDelete