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6 a.m., Feb. 22
I figured there was enough on the election, that I didn't want to blog on it.
I figured I'd compromise and tell a story about my lunch on election day.
My buddy and I go into Bennigan's...home of the best dessert in town -- Death By Chocolate.
And, on their chalkboard with specials, they have this huge eagle, and some words about going out and voting.
Well, when the check came back with my credit card, I noticed this huge American flag all over it. I said to Gerald "Wow...these guys are hardcore here. They put the eagle on the chalkboard, and they put this sticker on your credit card." As I examined it, I realized it wasn't a sticker. I spent about 3 seconds trying to figure out how they put this flag all over my card, and I'm hearing a person behind me saying "Ma'am! Ma'am! I think you gave us the wrong credit card." I then glanced at the name, and saw it was for Aaron, the guy seated behind me.
My friend and I talked a little about restaurants that have done that in the past. I've mentioned a few ask me if "I need change," and I say "No, keep it." They come back later, smiling, because it's my credit card, not cash (but there are so many reasons waiters/waitresses shouldn't ask that).
Gerald tells me he was at Outback Steakhouse with a friend recently and to be funny, he left his AMC gift card in there. The waiter came over, kneeled down, and said "Uh, sir...I'm sorry. Your card didn't go through. I tried it three times." The woman smiled and said, "Try it a few more." As Gerald tried to stop the guy, he quickly ran off. He did try it a few more times and said, "I looked at the card, and it says AMC. So, I think you can use it at the AMC Theatre in Mission Valley." The guy then started giving him a list of the AMC Theatres and their locations.
Someone sitting nearby at the bar was talking about Starbucks, and how they give out free coffee if you show your "I Voted" sticker. I said, "Isn't that illegal?" The response was, "Apparently, they found that out, and now have to just give away coffee to anyone that asks."
I was telling another friends this later. He said, "Well, speaking of the 'I Voted' stickers, I was making some at work in the same style. But they said 'I Farted'. Maybe I'll walk around giving those to the people that didn't vote.