Your story is better, but this is really what happened....
I spoke to you
on the phone the other day and mentioned that I was planning to go to Doe
's tonight. You could have let me in on the fact that they were closed.
I spoke to buffetbuster
on the phone - as late as THIS MORNING - and mentioned that I was planning to go to Doe's tonight. HE could have let me know that they were closed.
I spoke to wanderingjew
on the phone and told him that I was planning on going to Doe's tonight. I suppose that he COULD have told me that they were closed, but I know how much he enjoys having me go to places that are closed.
All that said, this is my responsibility. When I tell you just how much I was looking forward to a tasty steak tonight, you are going to feel really bad. I was supposed to go to Royer's Round Top Cafe
this morning, but I got a late jump out of my hotel in Austin. Instead of stopping in Round Top, I decided to grab some stuff to go from Southside Market
in Elgin. It wasn't a bad second choice, but it wasn't really what I had in mind. The drive was through constant driving rain. Not a happy start to a long travel day.
I was checked-in for my Southwest flight with an early boarding pass. I secured a nice window seat towards the back of the plane. People filled in around me - including a nice couple who sat in the row behind me. They were each holding a lap child - on an absolutely full flight. The child in the mother's arms proceeded to spend the next hour and a half wailing at the top of her lungs - pretty much directly in my left ear. I spent the entire length of my flight doing two things - calculating how many different ways there are to (in some cases, permanently) muzzle a child....AND...what I planned to order at Doe's that evening. The thought of that fine hunk of meat was all that kept me from strangling mother and child.
When the plane - FINALLY - landed and we all deplaned (yeah...seemed more like a four-hour flight than just over an hour!), I noticed that the terminal at Little Rock had free wi-fi. I logged on to see what time Doe's closes. It never even occurred to me that they wouldn't be open at all...just that I didn't want to get there too late! Little did I know that they close on Sundays at 10 pm on Saturdays. Fail.
But, while I was not smart enough to make a backup plan, I was smart enough NOT to drive my self into that lovely neighborhood, after dark, only to find the place closed....this time.
Thank you for your concern.