While at the salad bar. Really? First of all lets rewind to the fact that I was at Chuck E Cheese on a Tuesday night. This does not happen. However, J has recently started a new job with cray cray hours so we had to fit in one last hurrah before school starts. Both of my kids love the "Cheese" (as D would say). I'm not sure why, but they do. Back to my scolding - we go in, get our invisible stamps, pay a ridic amount for crap pizza, drinks, tokens and two salad bars. After finding what appeared to be the cleanest table in the joint, we set up camp, prepare a plan of attack and execute. Plan of attack being feeding mama because I was starving. So, I hit up the salad bar with the only plates we were given. As I'm calmly preparing my salad I all of a sudden hear "did you pay for a salad bar" booming from behind the sneeze guard. Through the sneeze guard, I look at employee of the month and say "yes, I paid for two salad bars" she very quickly grabs a special black plate and fork and shoves it around the sneeze guard at me. You see - apparently at the Cheese, when you purchase a salad bar, you receive a special black plate and fork. I was unaware of the salad bar etiquette at the Cheese (thank everything that is holy that I am not there often enough to know this). Being the zombie turned rogue shark that I am this week, I tell employee of the month (because I couldn't let something like this go, she needed to know that this epic failure was not my fault) "I was only given these plates when I purchased my salad bar". She huffed and waddled back to the kitchen where I am sure she was immediately crowned employee of the month. I proceeded to fill my green plate with all of the salad I wanted (green plates are bigger than black plates, suckers!). I tell you this so that no one else makes the same mistake as me. I would hate for any of you to be lacking in knowledge as to the salad bar etiquette at the Cheese. You're welcome.
Just in case you were wondering - I ate my salad and people watched like there was no tomorrow.