Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eat at Joe's!

I always loved that part in the old cartoons, when the cat would get electricuted by the mouse, and his eyes would light up as a sign lit up over his head saying "Eat at Joe's!" So, when we moved here, and we saw a Joe's Crab Shack, I thought. "Oh! I have to eat at Joe's!"

But circumstances have kept us from there time and time again, naturally. So, the other day, with company in town, we needed a place to eat. So, I suggested we eat there. "At Joe's!" Now, if you've never actually been to a Joe's Crab Shack....Well, let me explain.

I have to go change the boys, naturally. Anyone knows that with a baby in tow (esp. with two in tow), you have to stop and do this a LOT. And my dear husband offered to take one for me, to ease my load, but when I get back from changing baby #1, he informs me that there is no changing table in the men's room. (Remind me to gripe on this later...how there is NEVER a changing table in the men's room or usually not at ALL at fast food joints! Modern and fair world my butt!) But anyway, so I go to change baby #2, and while I'm in there the music gets suddenly much lounder and switches to "I will survive." (I will leave out the part how we were alone in the rest room, so I started singing this song to my 22 month old...) But imagine my surprise when we leave the restroom only to discover that random people and all the servers are LINE DANCING!!!! I was like, "OH....uh...okay..." as I made it back to my table (on the complete other side of the restaurant...I had to dodge dancing servers on the way...) When I got to the table, I was informed that baby #1 had been staring at them oddly the whole time, like "What on earth is that man doing???" LOL But, yeah, every fifteen/twenty minutes or so, they break out in dance, and some of them get into it! There was one guy out at the patio who was breaking down, let me tell you! And the whole time, I'm thinking, "Wow! What a fun place to work! Theresa would love it here!" LOL

It's nice when fun things happen when you're so completely not expecting them. :)

So, if you get the chance, remember to EAT AT JOE'S!

(Note: there were no cartoon cats injured in the writing of this post.)

3 comments:

TheresaG said...

Dancing in public? Hmmm.... Maybe. Glad you had fun. I've become an old cranky person over the years- when a place turns up the music loud, even if it's for something fun like dancing teenagers, I get all "turn that music down!" because I want to talk to my husband not shout over music. Groan. I too young to be this old!

Sweet Tater said...

LOL Well, they only did it for one song at a time, so it didn't last that long, and generally, at least with us, anyway, you're so engrossed in watching these nuts that you can't help but just stare and grin. LOL

urban craft said...

Have you seen some of their commercials? Hilarious. Check out this one that was banned.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2326467/joes_crab_shack_banned/