Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Greek To Me.

So this happened:

-Hey, can I get three chicken souvlaki pitas to go with roasted potatoes and a greek salad?
-3 pitas with potatoes and 1 greek salad. Anything else?
-Actually, a greek salad for all three pitas. Roasted potatoes and a greek salad for each pita.
-You want potatoes and a salad with all of them?
-Yeah, thanks.
-But the pitas only come with one side.
-That's fine.
-So which do you want?
-Both. For all three.
-But you can only have one side.
-Right, I get that. Sorry. This is kind of funny. [girl not laughing.] So it's 3 pitas with a side of potatoes and then 3 side salads.
-I'll have to charge you for the salads.
-I understand that.
-OK. 3 pitas each with potatoes as a side and 3 salads but not as the sides.
-Wait, what? Now I'm confused. I do want side salads. Did you say that?
-But not as your sides. I'm charging you extra.
-Right, OK.
-And did you want roasted potatoes for all 3 pitas because they actually come with french fries.

And then my head exploded.

6 comments:

Sabrina said...

The Greeks in Astoria would have had your back! And now you've made me hungry.

Jess said...

I have 3 favorite people in Astoria. 2 are Greek.

1)The old woman who yelled at me every morning because she thought Stella went to the bathroom in front of her house.
-You! Your dog do down there?
-Good morning.
-Ey! Ey! Your dog do down there?! That's my house!
-No ma'am, that wasn't my dog.
-That's my house! (followed by Greek swearing)

2)The old Greek woman who yelled at me to feed Stella.
-Feed that dog!
-OK, good idea.
(a lot of the Greek elderly yell about dogs. and sit in the street in lawn chairs.)

3)The Indian woman at Dunkin Donuts who calls me sir.
-sir! sir! what do you want?
-um, small black coffee and I'm a girl.

ok I lied. 4 favorites.
4)Frank.
-Hi Frank!
-Grrr.

Sabrina said...

Astoria misses you too Jess!

Katherine said...

there is absolutely no greek food in VT- this is a daily source of sorrow for me, as when we went to visit our bff in astoria (!) she had THREE greek places literally 5 feet from her door. unacceptable. theres plenty of space for lawn chairs, and a lot of dogs to yell about, so i dont know what the issue is.

V said...

myyyyythossss

and DUDE! how could you not reference WILD THING!

ps. Its hot, im gonna go walk the isles...

Jess said...

No Greek food in the entire state?! Hmm, I smell a mystery. or I smell a gyro. one of the two.

oh, Wild Thing. "Hot enough for ya?"