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Texas Roadhouse 2

Now THAT’S a Steak!

The Commander and I had just enjoyed a nice dinner at the Texas Roadhouse last evening and it was time to pay the bill.  Our waitress had brought us the bill and gone off, giving us some privacy to empty our pockets (just kidding) and we were amusing ourselves by reading the little insert that came with the bill.  It was a flyer that we could fill out to earn free appetizers.

“Read this and see if you notice anything wrong with it,” the Commander said to me as he handed it across the table.

I checked it over and immediately zeroed in on an error.

Just then our waitress came back to pick up our payment and noticed us perusing the flyer.

“Oh, that’s a really good deal,” she chirped.  “You can actually get free appetizers if you fill it out.”

“Yes, but if you actually look at it closely, you’ll see that the offer expired March 31, 2009,” my hubby said.

“Oh, my gosh,” she said.  “I can’t believe it.”

My 'Road Kill' was Excellent, Too.

My ‘Road Kill’ was Excellent, Too.

At that point, I chimed in.  “Gee, was THAT what you saw?  I didn’t find that error.  What I found was where it says, ‘we’ll send notification to you email’, which is grammatically incorrect and obviously a typo.”

Our waitress looked at us with wide eyes, backed up and fled with our credit card and bill.

Soon she was back with the tab to sign.

“I showed those errors to my boss,” she began, ” and she was horrified.  You know, I’ve worked here for quite awhile and no one has EVER pointed those out to me.”

“Well, that’s what you get for serving someone who is extremely detail-oriented (I pointed at my husband) and someone who does a lot of editing,” I laughed.

We left her a good tip.  I figured we’d put her through enough trauma for one night.



  • karyn

    I hate when there are spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors in a ‘public’ document. But when we lived in Louisiana, we learned that the Texas Roadhouse was the BEST place to eat! (good food, low prices) Unfortunately, we didn’t discover it until about a month before we moved back home.


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