Dinner last night at Longhorn with Robert and Deanna was WONDERFUL! I am really happy when I get a nice waiter. There are so many terrible waiters these days that couldn't care less if you ever come back or not. In fact, they probably wish you wouldn't come back and make them have to work so hard.
And so you will know I'm not just one of those "impossible to please" customers, let me tell you about dinner at Longhorn last night. Jerrod was our waiter and was very nice and clean and unadorned with pokey things in his face or tattoos all over his arms. Our friends arrived there before we did, and they were already at a table. Jerrod was there too, and he talked to us like he already knew us. Deanna must have told him that I LOVE great service, or he was just great to start with. He was easy to talk to, and he listened well. He was very responsive to whatever we said. I tried to be on my best behavior; and before the evening was through, I even invited him to come live with us! That was AFTER I told him to please not cover his body with tattoos and to marry a Christian girl. He said he certainly would. Such a nice young man! When I mentioned that my grandson -- his age -- was in the Army -- he reached over and shook my hand and said, "Thank him for his service." Then Robert told him his grandson was in the Navy, and he shook Robert's hand and said it again. Service, patriotism, honor and respect. WOW! It did my heart good to see they still exist in America all wrapped up in one very promising young man. It was a fabulous, enjoyable meal! Jerry would not let me leave a tip, because I tend to leave $20 bills when I get good service. I've had waiters run after me in the parking lot to hug me!