Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kelsie Strikes Again

I am a big fan of Sweet Tomatoes ~ aka Soup Plantation if you live in California and if you're not familiar with it by either name; it's a soup and salad bar restaurant. Anyway, each month they have a different theme in addition to their regular offerings and April was lemon month; which I adored, so I was determined to go there for dinner on the 30th so that I could have my favorite salad just one more time. And because I know you'll want to know; it's lettuce with spiced pecans, cranberries, and blue cheese, tossed in a lovely lemony dressing. - YUM!
I took the kids to swim school, and ran them home to shower. In the meantime I checked my email and just in the nick of time, I received a Sweet Tomatoes BOGO coupon. Now as an aside, and in the interest of the greater good, I highly recommend that if you enjoy Sweet Tomatoes / Soup Plantation, you should sign up for their Club Veg; because they will email you GOOD coupons a couple of times a month.

Anyway, the kids and I pulled up to Sweet Tomatoes (Luis was in class ) and I realized that I didn't have any cash with me for a tip. This had happened to me a few weeks ago too (when Luis was in Vegas) but Nicky had money in the car and temporarily bailed me out. But this time; no such luck. I thought about it for a minute, because I really didn't want to go to the bank and come back; so I told the kids that if Amber (the cashier that we're friendly with) was working I'd ask her what my options were. Again luck was with me because Amber was there. I started piling up my plate with my yummy salad, when all of a sudden I heard Kelsie say "Um, Amber my mom has no money and she needs to ask you a question." OH MY GOD! I started waving my hands around like I was trying to clear the air or something; all the while saying "NO, that's not true; I just have a question;" and before I could say anymore, Amber said "I know what you're going to ask," and I said "no, I don't think you do;" and again she said "yeah, you want a coupon;" and again I said "No, I actually have a coupon; I just wanted to know what my options were for leaving a tip because I don't have any cash with me." And then I said "Thanks for giving me my next blog Kels." Amber told me that my only option was to give the waitress a check. And so when Luis called I explained this to him, but he vetoed the idea; so I told the waitress that I would go to Target and get some money and come back with a tip; which of course I DID.

Oh, it's never a dull moment with Kelsie around. Bring on the hiccups; I have a new most embarrassing moment that I can try out. I honestly don't know where she gets her chutzpah from (OK, yes I do; ) but I'm sure that I NEVER did things like that at her age; (5 going on 30.)
Now I ask you, how could I be anything but a writer when I have such marvelous stories to share - Hello Parents magazine...
Till next time...


Michelle said...

HAHAH!!! I think she needs to be an agent when she grows up. Great story AND great pic!!

Kathie said...

Oh dear that is so funny!!! I live in good old Australia so don't know the food place you are talking about but sounds like a hoot!!!