Monday, August 8, 2005

Burrito Review

Carls' Jr.and Green Burrito at six am.

I was the only customer in the restaurant. I ordered coffee and a Breakfast Burrito.

"What are we doing up so early," I asked the server.  It was a rhetorical question, meant as social greeting, not a search for information, but she answered anyway.

"Working at a job I don't like to pay off a vehicle I just bought."  It was too early to lie gracefully, so the answer was blunt and amusing.

Later I asked, "What would you rather be doing?"

Long pause, "Ahh, real estate."  No more six AM shifts, no doubt.

The Breakfast Burrito was scrambled eggs and bacon wrapped in a tortilla, with a plastic packet of salsa on the side.  It was all right. It was hot. The highly touted Channel Islands Roasting Co. coffee was so-so. It was hot.

On the way out I passed the server again, and asked, "What vehicle did you buy?"  She pointed to a maroon Ford wagon.and told me the story.  She had a station wagon to tow her tent trailer.  At an intersection she had a collision and totalled the front end.  The front end had been replaced but then every time she went through a puddle, the steering LOCKED UP.  So she replaced it with the Ford wagon. It appeared to be a ninety-something, and she said, "I will be paying for it for ages."

Next time I go for breakfast there I will find out where she goes camping with her tent trailer.  Beach? Yosemite? Sequoia? But it may be a while because I prefer bagels at the Bagel Store to burritos at the Green Burrito.

8 comments:

robinngabster said...

You ar enot helping my diet much. LOL!   Actually I think I will just always get something to eat before I read your journal. hee hee!

kateh2ocolorart said...

LOL.  The Carl's Jr. server is lucky you aren't one of those secret shoppers!  She might have had bad marks for saying she hated her job to a customer!

I was gladly awakened earlier than usual this morning by the street tree
crew chain saws and wood chippers.  I was glad and AMAZED...I only called about three days ago requesting a trim, and there they were, trimming two street trees on the side of my house already!  Guess they don't get a whole lot of calls in summer to trim trees?  Fall maybe, when the leaves are clogging up people's gutters!

Anyway, now I have to wash the windows, and SHOULD paint the side of the house...cuz it can be better seen from the street!  YUK  What we lose in privacy, we gain in lower yard and pool maintenance.

Kate

sylviam4000 said...

You make me smile. thanks.
Sylvia

plittle said...

I gotta say, if the burrito was green, I'd probably think twice about eating it.
-Paul

plieck30 said...

I admire you for getting out and talking to people even though you have to do it on wheels. Too many people give up. Paula

redonionsauce said...

I love breakfast burritoes.  I had my first in Mexico.  it was good.  I shall return to your journal.  It is my birthday today.  

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There is only one place to get Mexican food that is in Mexico,

mtrib2 said...

Having gone to school in Mexico, a usual was beefsteak (very thin small steak) and llevos (eggs).  Enjoyed your casual writing style about a "slice" of life in your community.    Found your journal from Krissys.     mark
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fisherkristina said...

Oh, I love burritos!  I love bagels, but I love burritos too!

Krissy
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