Saturday, October 10, 2009

Doritos! She Wants Doritos!

So tonight Mrs. Grumpy and I went to a Thai place for dinner.

A group of 8 came in, and were seated near us. They provided the entertainment for the evening. Mrs. Grumpy knows it's a bad sign when I start taking notes.

They'd never had Thai food before, and found the menu befuddling. One lady asked where the hamburger section of the menu was. Another was under the impression that all Thai food was like the Thai chicken pizza he gets at California Pizza Kitchen, and began arguing with the wattress about "how come you don't have pizza! You're a Thai restaurant for Pete's sake!"

After a woman at one end of the table ordered something, the waitress asked if she wanted rice or noodles with it. The woman, I swear, said "Um, I don't like either. Can I get some Doritos instead?"

But the best part came when their conversation turned to healthy eating. One woman wanted to know why no one had invented a pill that blocks caffeine. That way you could have a Coke, and take this pill, and not have the effects of caffeine. Obviously, drinking caffeine-free Coke was too complex for her.

AND THEN I heard the name of one of my stroke patients. It was something like this:

"How's Phil doing?"

"Oh, he's okay. You know how Phil is. He's just ignoring advice and trying to do this on his own."

"I thought he was in rehab?"

"He is, and those idiot doctors are doing physical therapy and other stuff, like that's going to help. I went by and gave him a bunch of info on how all he really needs to do is take some vitamin B6 and ginger tea to get his left side working again, but he won't listen to me. He acts like these doctors know what they're doing."

I'll swing by and see Phil on Monday.

21 comments:

RxKerBer said...

Did you have to go to the ER after you lacerated your tongue?

MCT said...

are you in the midwest or something?
where there's not a lot of diversity?
that's so sad.

Maha said...

DORITOS AT A THAI RESTAURANT?!?! Yet another part of my soul just died a crushing death! I love Thai food so much that I take the doritos request as an insult to myself! However, I'll try to be positive and acknowledge that at least the doritos crowd was trying out something new. Good luck to Phil - with friends like that, he's going to need it!

Spark Star said...

Hahahhaha.. Vitamins and Ginger Indeed. I would like to know if that worked though.

Here we have patients -

1. Vinegar cures all. if someone is in status epilepticus, sprinkle white vinegar, that should do it. :P

2. If a pregnant lady has a ROUND abdomen, then it's a girl. If she has an oval one it's a boy. Don't know what exactly they mean.

Anonymous said...

They are idiots, all the way around. They recieved their medical degree from where?

Ya, let's order a burger in a Thai restaurant. Then what the hell do they try to order from a burger joint? Greek food?

UGH

signed, mm

SumDood said...

If vitamin B6 & ginger tea help your left side to work, what do you take for your right side?

MomNurseWife said...

Hamburger section? Doritos? At a Thai restaurant?!? These folks need to be taken out and shot. I give you credit, I wouldn't have been able to contain myself.

I'm going to get some Som Tom Thai and Kra Pad Koa now.....

Anonymous said...

Give Phil a 'hug' from us, Okay? (Karma in the form of Dr. G.)

The Pultro Man said...

"Pssst! The government doesn't want you to know this, but vitamin B-6 and ginger tea also give you the ability to fly! Go to the top of the tallest building in town and check it out for yourself!"

The Good Cook said...

Poor Phil. He not only needs rehab he needs a whole new set of friends.


And really, what kind of Thai restaurant does not have pizza? How do you keep your mouth shut?

Anonymous said...

And, they're reproducing--shiver! Boggles the mind!

Vegan Epicurean said...

Poor Phil has all sorts of problems. Maybe a friendectomy would be in order.

We like to watch "the show" when we go out to dinner too. People can be very entertaining, and scary.

Alicia

Nurse K said...

At least now you have a better understanding of why Phil stroked out.

Helen said...

I think this is one of my favourite posts of yours, ever.

Jen said...

Fail.

Ladyk73 said...

windex....just put some windex on it....

Anonymous said...

I hope that your were able to have a Diet Coke with your meal.

HospitalCPhT said...

I hate going to a restaurant that serves food that might be considered "ethnic" and have some jack-hole demand burgers and fries. So far I have had people that I was treating to dinner at a Thai place, a sushi place, a Korean place, a German place, an Ethiopian place, and a Peruvian place demand burgers, and when they couldn't get a hamburger, all they would do is drink and complain that they were hungry.

Worst part of the whole thing?

It was not the same person every time... Different people did it. Either they are all in cahoots, and doing it to drive me insane, or I just have really awful friends and family...

Kim Kasch said...

Thai is not my favorite - funny how, whenever we go out as a family, they are all "dying" for Thai food. I tell them I can fix that food fetish by accelerating the process. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...
Phil must be friends with the chiropracter "doctors".

PharmacyJim said...

But, but, but......they read it on the internet about the vitamin B6 and ginger, so it MUST be true, lol.

 
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