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68. Who Ordered the Scallops?
“Why don’t you ever take me out to
?” Ginger screamed. “All my girlfriends go out to
with their boyfriends at least once a week.
go to nice restaurants and they have a
time. Then they call me up the next
and brag about what a nice time they
. They make me sick! And so do you,
This was not the first time she
had this conversation with Barney. He replied, “How
times have I told you that I don’t
restaurant food? All you have to do is
these specials on TV news occasionally to see
’s going on in the kitchen. When you see
the cooks don’t wash after using the bathroom,
they sweat into your food while it’s cooking,
they touch every bite of your food with
hands--and who knows what else you DON’T see--then
’d agree with me.”
“You exaggerate,” she yelled. “Not
restaurants are like that—only a few!” He told
that even a few was one too many
“Well, one more week without going to
restaurant is going to be one too many
me, buster,” she warned. “Lester takes Heidi out
times a week. She has the life.” Okay,
, Barney surrendered. He promised to take her out
Friday night to the best sushi place in
The next evening Ginger’s best friend called. “Did
hear about Heidi? She almost died!” she wailed.
was still in the hospital. She had been
to the emergency room that morning because of
bad scallops she had eaten at the most
restaurant in Pasadena the night before.