Monday, June 19, 2006

End of school Lunch...

Aaahhh... last day of school. My kids and I have made it a tradition that on the last day of school we go out to lunch and see a movie. This year being no different I picked them up at 12:15 on their last day and off we went to our traditional "lunch and a movie."

We decided on a lunch establishment close to the movie theater. Midway through our meal I glanced at the time and realized we were a bit pressed if we wanted to catch the movie we had picked out. I finished quickly and urged the kids to do the same. I found myself scolding Buzz for playing with a toy car instead of eating and noticed a man glancing, repeatedly, over at us.

He was dressed in a suit and was seated at a table for two with another gentleman also dressed in a business suit. I was a little embarassed because I thought perhaps we were disturbing his important business lunch. I looked around and took note of the noise level and excluded the option that we were too loud. I noticed other tables with like aged children and even some with younger ones as well. So, he couldn't be annoyed that my children in particular were bothering him and his client. The place was about 3/4 full with a mix of different people. I didn't get it. What was his problem?

Why did his glances turn in to dirty looks when we made eye contact? Because my son's car "crashed" to the floor a few times? I picked it up, put it in my purse and told him to finish his lunch. What else could I possibly do? Why did this guy seem so pissed? We finally finished and were heading out the door when I realized the silliness of the whole situation. So? I gave the well dressed business man one last glance and as our eyes met I gave him a raised-eyebrow-get-over-yourself-you-pompous-ass-because-your-lame-ass-dirty-looks-are-not-going-to-ruin-my-traditional-end-of-school-lunch-with-my-kids look and walked out gracefully.

Did I mention we were in a fucking McDonald's? What an ass.

6 comments:

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Nicole said...

What kind of business man takes a client to McDonalds for lunch? Good for you and the dirty look. I love that! Next time mouth a#(h)&e (so your kids won't hear)!

Bonnie B said...

Don't you just love businessmen who aren't good enough at business to go to real restaurants, so they come to the safe haven of kids and hand out cool looks to parents because our kids are "disturbing their business meeting." I've met my fair share. You handled it better than I would. I probably would have launched into "If You're Happy and You Know it."

Busy Mom said...

Mc Donald's?! What did he expect?

Valerie said...

what a Dickhead!

Zephra said...

He couldn't have been all that great if he was having a business meeting in Micky D's. Next time, stick your tongue out at him.