Monday, September 10, 2007
Such a Lovely Night
First -

Yet another open letter to the large couple at the Chinese Food Buffet last night:

Shut Up.

So so so so sorry that I offended you last night. But see - you were rude about my children. Therefore, you deserved it.

SO WHAT that my child served herself at the buffet line? The sign CLEARLY stated 6 and younger require an adult. She is NINE. She's short for her age, but is OLD enough by the restaurant rules. Moreover, she did not reach in with her hands, she didn't sneeze on the food, and she used the proper serving utensils when she got her food, which is more than I can say for most adults. I know this because I watched her while she got her food from my seat at the table. And I was very proud of her for her good manners. Which is more than I can say for ya'll.

For you to sit there and remark loudly about how children SHOULD be escorted thru the line really truly pissed me off. And to roll your eyes at my 2 year old because she yelled....ONCE and only ONCE while you were eating. For God's sakes, GET OVER YOURSELVES. My child yelled "MOMMY!!" once before being shushed by us, and reminded to use her indoor voice - which she did immediately after being reminded. I have always been proud of my children's behavior while in restaurants. They behave better than most - let me tell you.

So really - following your snide comments and loud dinner conversation (which -according to my husband's and my observations, you two lead exceedingly boring lives), I really am not very sad that I decided to replay a favorite stand up comedian line of mine:

Louis Anderson and the Chinese Buffet:


Of course we laughed and repeated it again. So sorry it pissed you off. But damn - Karma's a bitch ain't it?!

P.s. If you want a kid-free night - avoid buffets. Families with children LOVE buffets because it means we can get our food immediately with no drawn out wait. Pick a different restaurant next time!


And talking about how Karma's a bitch - we got our payback paid back to us. That'll teach me to spout off at a buffet by means of making fun of people. So for those of you that disagree with our Louis Anderson quote, read on:

I'm taking steroids right now due to a nasty bout of bronchitis last week. The Prednisone gives me insomnia. So last night....FINALLY about 1am, I was able to fall asleep. At about roughly...1:05, I hear.....



yep. Puke-fest in the bed.

And puke-fests have a way of stirring up the adrenaline since you're running around at such odd hours doing laundry and changing beds. Everything was fine and dandy until about 2:30. We were all starting to fall back to sleep when. UUUUUURRRRRRPPPPPPPPP!!!!!! Avery upchucked again - only this time in our bed. About this time, I began feeling very queasy in my stomach, and recalled that Avery and I had shared a meal at the Buffet.

So - some Karmasmic Food Poisoning was in the works there.

But I still don't mind saying:

posted by Norman at 2:51 PM | Permalink |


  • At Monday, September 10, 2007 4:25:00 PM, Blogger Craig

    Hi Norman,

    I love that line but the comedian is John Pinette.

  • At Monday, September 10, 2007 5:00:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Whoa Craig!

    I distinctly remember seeing Louie Anderson doing that on HBO in the early 90's. I did some research on this after you posted your comment which just goes to show you what an uber nerd I am, and it seems there's a controversy about who actually said it....Pinette or Anderson. Now - I'll give you props because I can easily find the video on YouTube of Pinette, but not of Anderson - but there's a wealth of quote-backs to Anderson.

    For me - i KNOW it was Anderson doing that bit. They must have wigged it off each other.

    damn I hate it when I can't find the proof i need to show that I am RIGHT! And I also hate it when I have to admit other's are right as well.

    So Craig :)

    I'll give you half rightsies since you're new!


  • At Monday, September 10, 2007 8:11:00 PM, Blogger mckay

    if it's any consolation, the fat rude couple were probably puking, too.

  • At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:27:00 AM, Blogger Sandra

    Hope you guys are feeling better!

    The waiter at our Chinese restaurant used to say to the kids who would be 6 to a booth and sharing a coke -

    "You go way, come back latah, hmmmm"

  • At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:05:00 AM, Blogger ADW

    People are jerks the world over, but buffet people are the worst. I am guessing, just guessing here that they wanted to go boxes so they could further stuff their already obnoxiously obese faces some more. Grrrrr.... I hate when people are rude about kids.

  • At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9:43:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    I can't eat at a Chinese Buffet anymore. There is usually something there that will make me very very ill. Problem I've tasted so very many of the dishes........I don't know which one.

    Sigh. It means I stick to a few dishes I know are the menu, not on the buffet.

    And I like well behaved children. I've even been known to smile at them every now and again.

  • At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:54:00 PM, Blogger coffeypot

    I'm sorry the little one got sick, but it is a shame it wasn't at the restaurant. Wouldn't that have been a topper for the rude customers? You could tell them it is their fault because the kid got sick on their attitude.

  • At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:34:00 PM, Anonymous Charlotte

    I'm loving these open letters.

  • At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Moi

    So sorry to hear about Barf-a-rama.

    Karma can be a bitch, but this time I think it was just the food. Imagine how sick the large couple were. I bet they ate way more than you and your family.

    THAT is karma.

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