Leave it to mom/dad to go out on their own unattended to find trouble. It is the weekend, right? They might as well have been wearing matching shirts that say, “Here comes Trouble 1 and Trouble 2.” I’m just sayin’.
So mom/dad pulled themselves out of bed yesterday morning to go to our local Cracker Barrel restaurant – you know for a cozy breakfast. This trip was anything but cozy mom found out. They had gotten these new tables not too long ago. Do you see anything wrong with the tables? They look fine – all in perfect condition, no scratches or uneven legs. But, look closer. Mom said it felt like dad was sitting in another zip code away from her. You see it now, right?
Mom told dad that it was hard for her to talk to him because she felt like she had to speak up volumes for him to hear. Dad of course with his witless humor told mom to get some cups with string…. shakes my piggy head. That’s my daddy always ready for a joke or three.
Have you ever been to a restaurant that the tables were this far out from one side to another? And it was a four top – not a huge table for a big group. But boy did mom say it felt like that for sure.
09/25/2016 at 1:07 am
That does seem like a large table, not good for conversation. I guess it works for those who need elbow room.
09/25/2016 at 8:05 pm
It is just way to far apart for mom. She said it was hard to talk because you felt like you were telling. I think it was a bad decision to make them that wide for sure. XOXO – Bacon
09/25/2016 at 1:40 am
If it was a table for four- couldn’t one just sit on the side and the other at a 90 degree angle?
09/25/2016 at 8:05 pm
Mom says the way it is set up, if you sit beside each order you would be in the aisle. XOXO – Bacon
09/25/2016 at 4:27 am
it sometimes feels like being separated by a 6-lane highway :o) butt on the other hand big tables can hold more food :o)
09/25/2016 at 8:07 pm
This is true. And who really needs to talk while shoveling food in your mouth, right brother? XOXO – Bacon
09/25/2016 at 9:28 am
There are two things I hate — tables where your dining companion is not close enough for casual conversation (no yelling over the restaurant noise) and when the table is too high and I feel I need a high chair or booster cushion. I like the cups with string approach. Or you could both text each other. That’s what the kids do.
09/25/2016 at 8:09 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter. So very true. And mom says to add hard chairs. You know the ones you sit in that make your tail bone scream after a few minutes. XOXO – Bacon
09/25/2016 at 9:37 am
Maybe they got it from some mansion…. you know, a fancy dining room where they have those tables that are a mile long. And no tin cans on a string, you get the butler to relay messages to your significant other…
09/25/2016 at 8:11 pm
You might be right my brother. It is way to far are apart. XOXO – Bacon
09/25/2016 at 11:07 am
Good for a long distance relationship!
09/25/2016 at 8:12 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter. It does bring new meaning to that phrase for sure! XOXO – Bacon
Louis Dog Armstrong
09/25/2016 at 6:43 pm
I like Kate’s idea about texting. Just use your devices. No need to actually talk.
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09/25/2016 at 8:16 pm
Mom and dad recorded messages on their phone and slid the phone back and forth to listen. It was hilarious. XOXO – Bacon
09/26/2016 at 4:42 am
Nah! I like to hear my company and I am not good at sign language. LOL!
09/26/2016 at 1:00 pm
Exactly Auntie Sharon. Dad says he sees nothing wrong with it. Rolls my piggy eyes. Of course he doesn’t *see* the problem. But mom she’s like trying to talk over the music in the back ground to have a conversation. It’s awful for sure. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
09/26/2016 at 11:33 am
Hmm, good question for the restaurant manager. I personally would probably say something like “What the…ahem…”heck” [or insert whatever expletive fits] is wrong with you?” Maybe some bean counter at corporate didn’t realize their patrons actually might want people to have meaningful conversations over dinner? Not everyone wants to text their dinner partner. If you’re gonna arrange tables like that, you better have darn good Wi-Fi. 😉
09/26/2016 at 1:07 pm
Amen to that my friend! I don’t think the restaurant even thought about customers when they ordered these ‘new’ tables. They are outrageous and of course mom fusses every single time her and dad go there. It’s like long distance eating for sure. XOXO – Bacon