Tuesday, February 17, 2009

tuesday tip

here's my tip for today:
make sure you listen to ever word your waitress says, so that you won't be totally surprised when a bunch of servers come over to your table and sing happy birthday to you.

here's the story:
today ben turned 30. awwwww....happy birthday honey!

anyway, we didn't do much today until ryan got up from his nap. we decided to go out for dinner and ended up at red robin - yum! - which is a burger restaurant. so we ordered and when the waitress brought out our food i asked her if they do anything for birthdays to which she replied yeah. i told her ben turned 30 today and she just kind of smiled and said "ohhhhhhhhhhh... i won't tell anyone!" i figured she was talking about not telling anyone his age. but ben thought she was talking about not telling anyone it was his birthday. then she proceeded to say "i'll bring you a sundae when you're done with your meal. and we'll sing happy birthday. don't worry--it's not too bad--it's fun!"

well i guess ben only heard her say "i'll bring you a sundae blah blah blah blah blah blah it's fun!"

so while we were eating our dinner another person, who was celebrating a birthday, got sung to. ben didn't say anything like, 'i'm glad they won't be singing to me' but come to find out, that's exactly what he was thinking! then four of our friends walked in and talked to us for a little bit before sitting down.

then when we got done with our meal, a whole herd of servers came over to the table, gave ben his sundae and two balloons, and said "we have a birthday!!!!!" *clap*clap*clap*clap* "HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE........." and on and on. ben looked embarrassed to say the least. and i was loving it! :-)

when they walked away he just gave me that look. the look like he wanted to be mad but the only expression he could give me was a smile. then he told me that he thought they weren't going to sing to him because the waitress said she wouldn't tell!

oh, but he loved it anyway. you know they always do, but just can't admit to it! ;-) i told him to smile if he loved it. and then to frown if he hated it. and he couldn't pull it off! but i think the sundae was totally worth it!


Heather said...

that's why i never go anywhere "good" on my birthday. i even get in car accidents on my birthday to avoid going to a good restaurant like olive garden where they'd sing to you!

WV: ligocr
laughter is giving others crazy reactions

Becky said...

hahahahahaha!!! I purposely did not call you Ben cuz I know you don't like spending your whole bday on the phone! I'll call you today! What kind of sundae did you get?

wv: bosies

ring around the rosies, pocket full of bosies.... that was the first thing that came to mind...

actually I forgot to sign in before I wrote the comment so the next wv is subaami...

anyone hungry for a subaami sandwich? I know I'm playing the game wrong, but......

A day in the Life... said...

LOL.. That is cute :)

Jessica said...

First, I LOVE Red Robin!

Second, I HATE when people sing birthday songs to me... anytime anyplace by anyone! So I would not have been thrilled either.


Ashley said...

Haha, cute story! I hate when people sing to me too!

Vijini Streblow said...

I'm sure he absolutely LOVED the attention but simply just not admitting it:) Wish him Happy Belated Birthday from us.