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Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Dave!Nothing quite like racing through the pouring rain in total darkness in an attempt to get to Chili's before they close at 10:00. I mean, it's not like I didn't have other choices... McDonalds and Taco Bell are open 24/7. But I had my heart set on a Chili's Black Bean Burger, and apparently it was worth risking my life for.

Well, I don't know about that, but it sure was tasty. Though the fries were over-salted as usual. I wish I knew why Chili's has such enthusiasm for over-salting their potatoes. It's not healthy, it tastes like shit, and it burns your lips. Yet, without fail, at every Chili's I've ever been to, the fries are caked with salt. Maybe the company is secretly owned by Morton's?

Anyway, I made it there at 9:45, and was given my to-go burger & salty fries just as the restaurant was starting to close. Success. Originally I was going to take my dinner back to work, but it would be cold by the time I got there. So I decided to eat in the Chili's parking lot instead.

Had there been anyone there to see me, it would have been a pathetic sight... sitting there in my rental car eating Chili's alone in a parking lot while the rain poured down. The only thing that could have made it any more pathetic would be if I were crying. I probably could have cried if I took a minute to think about how alone I was, but my fries were salty enough without the tears.

On the plus side, the waitress called me "baby," which I always love. It's just one of the many charming things about Southern girls that makes me feel at home here.

Another charming thing? SOUTHERN GIRLS WHO USE CHEWING TOBACCO! This morning I saw a young lady with a big ol' wad of dip in her lip spitting into a cup while she was hanging out in the Rite Aid parking lot. Adorable! I wonder what brand of drool-repellant lipstick she uses? And something else I wonder? Was it a moisturizing lipstick that can help heal these salt burns I have on my lips? Because this is some serious pain, yo.

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  1. B.E. Earl says:

    I thought this post was going to be about something else.


  2. James Bow says:

    How can you be sad when you’re living the life you want to live? You’re seeing the world and you are your own boss.

    Yes, I know that means nothing and I shouldn’t presume, but I can suspect. And I suspect the black bean burger made you happy.

    • Dave2 says:

      I wasn’t sad. I was just saying it would appear pathetic if somebody had seen me eating alone in a rental car in the Chili’s parking lot in the pouring rain. I was definitely happy. Happy that I made it to Chili’s before closing time!

  3. Well, shit. This makes ME sad. Next time you’re in GA, I’m going south with you to keep you company. Seriously.

    • Dave2 says:

      Okay… I take back was I said. I was NOT happy. No sir. I was sad! Sad. Sad. Sad. Sad. Sad. So yes, you absolutely must come with me next time! Ha! 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    OMG, the mental picture I just got of you sitting in your car in the Chilis parking lot eating your black bean burger and crying made me laugh out loud for some reason. Your entries crack me up. Thanks. 🙂

  5. Maybe she didn’t need drool-repellent lipstick because she… swallows? Seriously. I’ve had people in my chair who obviously had a dip in their mouth, but didn’t spit the entire time I was working on them. We’re talking HOURS here.

    Ugh. I just made myself ill.

  6. martymankins says:

    Your parking lot meal was more upscale than the McDonald’s fair. Plus it was in a rental car, so there’s that level, too.

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