Today, at the office it was decided we would celebrate the May birthday’s at Ruby Tuesday’s. I was happy at first, but then I was like “wait, I don’t have any money for food” and one of the “bosses” told me that I wouldn’t have to pay for my dinner; I then jumped for joy and quickly replied “I guess I shall have the Lobster then !” they all started laughing. Their mistake.
So the “Cool Kids” and I were all excited about getting out the office to eat. The day before we decided we would drive in the “newest” car among us. Some how, the “powers that be” had other plans…
They “decided” that they were going to have the 3 girls drive with my boss, and I would drive with the other 3 bosses… I was NOT going along with that, so I quickly spoke up and told them how we planned on driving together, and how much more sense it would make our way. The boss with the bad news saw the logic, and everyone was happy.
As we got ready to leave my Fairy Dogmother realized that the bosses would try to tail us, or expect us there at a certain time, so as we drove we happened to get “caught” by each of the red lights. It was crazy, there was even one time we had to stop for a “scary yellow light” since our lives were in danger… not really
As we pulled up, my Fairy Dogmother got a call, it was from her boss asking where were we and if we got stuck in traffic; we were in the parking lot at the time of this call. Overprotective much ???
We get inside, and we’re seated; we look through the menu, and as soon as I open the menu, I was greeted by my lunch for the day. There it was; Lobster Tails and Steak calling me, begging me to choose this plate as my birthday meal. I did feel guilty about it because of the price, but I DID say I was going to get Lobster, and no one objected; their silence meant approval in my book.
“The Cool Girls” also agreed and insisted I get the meal for the sheer comedy of it all. I mean, a “free lunch” is a free lunch, right?
My lunch took the last to arrive out of everyone who was at the event; I told people it was because they were still trying to catch the Lobsters, they all laughed; little did they know how true that statement was.
This was the plate that was set before me finally; I know people were watching, and there might have been a case or two of the “Jealousy Virus” but that’s OK, because I had my shots before I left the office.
The “Scout Boss” came over to explain how our meals would be paid for; I continued to eat as I felt her eyes burn holes into my plate. We also knew that she would report back to the other bosses as soon as she got back; and sure enough, she reported back, and I was told that 8 eyes gazed upon me as I enjoyed the lobster tail. The steak was good too, but that LOBSTER TAIL ??? yeah, that much better.
One thing that we noticed was the Office Politics that happened right there in the restaurant. The other group we were out with gave out cards; We got our cards too. The other group gave their employees fun presents, we got Ice Cream since they didn’t bring presents
I doubt this was done on purpose but… My Co-worker who was part of the birthday crew had caramel on her Vanilla Ice Cream. When I started to cry “foul” my fairy Godmother insisted this was part of integration. (OK, I need to either stop using this photo…)
Other than that, it was a great day, We got back and my shift was over in 30 minutes; 20 of them were taken up by amazing cake. It was here that I first heard about “Coke Cake”. now when I first heard Coke Cake from my boss I was a little shocked she would know about that. As the conversation went on I realized they were talking about the OTHER kind of Coke. Yup, I was slightly embarrassed, but laughed it off.
Coke Cake, who knew?
I want to apologize to all my readers for taking so long with this story. I originally planned on doing this at 4, but that “itis” got me REAL good… I didn’t officially wake up until 5.
(slightly nsfw, jump to 2:10 for an explanation)