Yesterday we went out to lunch at some other place that we normally don't go to and spent too much money. Not quite as much as Sunday, and we got to take home leftovers, so it wasn't as bad. Still, it was probably more than we should have spent after Sunday's splurge.
My husband is a traveling photographer, but for now he's mostly in Texas and most weeks he doesn't even go out of town. Still, he's been at this a while and he's used to going to places he's never been and he's gotten used to eating lunch by himself, etc.... If you're going to have a job like that you get used to that sort of thing. And most people he works with are used to it too.
But once in a while he works with someone who doesn't like that part of the job and wants everyone to hang out and eat lunch together and stuff like that. My husband works with many different sales people, and you don't even know who you are going to work with until you go into work on Monday or Tuesday. So this week he is working with a salesman who gets upset if they don't all eat lunch together at least once a week. And the other salesperson he works with this week is this lady who bought him lunch last time, so he owes her a lunch. So the three of them agreed to eat lunch together, and my husband said he'd try to get me to go too.
The salesman wanted to eat at this place. Fadi's is in Dallas, and I hate driving in Dallas. So I almost didn't go, cause I didn't think that there would be time to go to lunch and then drive home, and then he would still have to drive to the other side of Dallas to go to work. But we decided to run a few errands in separate cars, met at a Walmart that is still a few exits away from the scary Dallas stuff, and then he would drive me to the restaurant and then back to the Walmart before he had to leave for work.
This is probably only my third time to eat at a Mediterranean restaurant. So I never know what to order. But this place you just order the sampler platter, and if you don't know what you want they give you one spoonful of everything that doesn't have meat. And then if you spend an extra two dollars you can also have the fish or a kabob or something.
Most of it was really good. Unfortunately, except for the humus and the fish, I don't know what most of it was, so the next time I'm in a Mediterranean restaurant I still won't know what to order.
Lunch was fun. The salesman speaks Arabic or something, and he's about to quit and take a six figure job as a translator. He's going to move to Dubai. I hadn't heard that part of the story before. I'm not sure how far $150,000 a year goes in Dubai. But it still sounds very exciting.
So it was fun to meet both of them. And then they left and my husband drove me back to the Walmart. On the way there, as if we hadn't spent enough money already, we stopped at Starbucks. I don't like coffee, so I usually get one of those frozen blended cream drinks. This one was cream blended with pumpkin pie stuff.Tomorrow I will try to find something else to write about besides food.