A Happy Moment

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lyndon wanted to clean his office on Saturday and needed to use mine as temporary storage space, so I was sweetly asked to make myself scarce for a couple of hours. As I didn't have a problem with this whatsoever, I cheerfully packed up the laptop and headed to Stonebriar Mall where I could have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and write at the Barnes and Noble Starbucks afterwards.

Now, as much as I adore the Factory's crispy chicken sandwich with chipotle mayo, I equally loathe the CF chairs -- they're rattan, have arms and are incredibly uncomfortable for me to sit in. Given my druthers I prefer to sit on the banquette, but getting to it can be a problem -- the tables at my local CF are placed close together, and sidling between them usually means that I'm dangling some part of my body over someone's dinner. Not cool.

Today the tables on either side of me were full, so the waitress pulled out the chair for me. I gritted my teeth and sat down, waiting to feel the arms gouge into my sides like a vise...

...and they didn't. Oh, the chair was skin-tight, don't get me wrong, but I could sit in it without leaving marks in my flanks. Huzzah!


Walt said...

I think it's mandatory for the Cheesecake Factory tables to be so damn close to one another. It's annoying, but it doesn't keep me away. I'm addicted to their Cobb Salad. It's sooooooo good. I could eat it everyday.

Melanie said...

I've never done the Cobb Salad, but their Chicken Caesar Salad and Chinese Chicken Salad are definitely faboo. Have you ever tried their cheesecake made with Splenda? 6 grams of carbs, and it's yummo!

And the closer the tables, the more customers they can pack in, so I can understand their business plan. It just makes seating a bit problematic.