I went out with Rob and Rachel to Montana's, a TGIF sort of place… We were in town anyway picking up some glasses for me to finally replace my cracked ones. Anyway, as we were leaving I had this odd conversation with the manager:
Manager: Thanks for coming! Hey — you've been here a lot lately.
Shannon: Yeah, well, there aren't many choices in Belleville, and you're one of the better ones. I don't eat meat or dairy, and our waitress was really good about helping me tune my meal for my needs.
M: You don't eat meat? You should try our stir-fry! We make a stir-fry even better than a Chinaman can!
(awkward silence as I try and figure out if he really just said that)M: (hands me a card) This will get you a free appetizer next time you're here. I think you'd really like our cheese tortillas! We take a flour tortilla and smother it in cream cheese, and then we..
S: I'm pretty sure cheese is a dairy product.
At that point it became pretty clear he had no idea what item he could recommend and he just kind of wandered off. I don't really think much of the guy; he's got a really sleazy “used car salesman” vibe about him in the worst possible way. The staff on the whole is friendly, but in that “kill me now” too-much-flair kind of way…