Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rubia tonta?

On Sunday evening, my husband and I took the kids to the local Mexican eatery for dinner. This is your usual Mexican restaurant. They serve chips and salsa until you are about to pop and there are 6 pages to the menu, yet each of the 103 items is made out of the exact same ingredients, just combined in a slightly different way.

This restaurant is great though, because they serve a free dessert at the end of the meal. So if you aren't already about to pop wide open at the seams, they bring out a plate containing one large sugary tortilla chip for each person at the table. And on top of the sugary tortilla is a big dollop of whipped cream and a cherry on top of that. I love free food so it keeps me going back.

Brilliant marketing ploy on the part of my friends at El Paisano.

While we were waiting on our food, Sarah was going through my purse. She was pulling out pens, paper, my make up case, my hair brush, my cell phone, etc. I stopped her before she could pull out any tampons and wave them around.

I separated her from my purse and got back to the business at hand - gorging myself on chips and salsa. Did I mention, I love free food?

Later that night after the kids were in bed, I decided I need to charge my cell phone. I went to retrieve it from it's normal spot in my purse, the little cell phone pocket all purses have now.

It wasn't there. I checked the other spot in my purse where it normally ends up... floating around at the bottom...and it wasn't there either. I opened the huge zippered pocket in the center of my purse and dumped out the contents of my entire bag and no phone.

Panic set in. Where is my phone?

Then I remembered Sarah was playing with it in the restaurant. Whew. It must be there. I slept easy Sunday night knowing that my cell phone was probably wedged in between the cushion and the booth at El Paisano.

I arrived at the restaurant on Monday morning and told the man at the front that I left my cell phone there last night. He checked behind the hostess stand and said, "No. No cell phone here."

So I asked if I could check our booth and hurried over. I starting to panic thinking that perhaps my free pinkish purplish cell phone was lost and gone forever. I looked behind the cushion.

Nothing.

My waiter from the previous night rushed over and started moving booths for me.

Nothing.

A man who I assume to be the owner scurried out and started moving tables around.

Nothing.

The the man at the hostess station asked for my cell phone number. He said he would call it and if it were in the restaurant it would start ringing and we could find it.

Good idea! all the other workers were saying, but as soon as I started reciting my cell phone number, I had a sinking feeling.

Don't dial my number. Don't do it, I was screaming in my head because right at that moment, I got a sinking feeling.

And then my cell phone started to ring.

In my purse.

Apparently there is another zippered compartment that I didn't bother to unzip and check when I was frantically going through my purse on Sunday night.

How do you say 'dumb blonde' in Spanish? Because I'm pretty sure that's what they were saying as I was walking out.

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40 comments:

Notes From My Nest said...

That is SO something I would do! The whole time I was expecting our daughter, I blamed those sort of things on "pregnancy brain". She's almost seven months old now. How long is that excuse valid?

I stumbled across your blog at CWO and I'd like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit a post for "What I know NOW" . I'd be honored and I know a lot of other moms would be blessed.

Tänia said...

ROTF!!! That is so funny! For some reason, in the back of my mind, I was thinking that it had to be somewhere in your purse. LOL!

Thank you for allowing us to laugh with you!

Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

jennwa said...

I was laughing last night as I was telling Quinn that story. I can totally see me doing that.

Melissa said...

LOL! I'm so glad I'm not the only one stuff like that happens, too!

Thanks for the giggle!

Grandma T said...

Love your embarrassing moment story! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Hey Beth - I've tagged you for a memes that just hit me. Share "7 random and weird things about myself."

Annikke said...

I thought I was going to wet my pants I was laughing so hard at this!!! I can laugh because I did that once too!!!

Courtney said...

That is totally and completely something I could have written about happening to me. What is it about kids that makes you lose your bains after you have them?? Thanks for the laugh today. :)

the dragonfly said...

I'm the one who actually leaves the cell phone in the restaurant, in the grocery store, at the mall...

*sigh*

Heather said...

That is hilarious! Had realization dawned a split second sooner, you could have given them a wrong number. I just lost my cell phone at the airport, so understand that sinking feeling. People kept telling me to call it, but I had turned it off because had been on a plane.

beth said...

Great story. I have definitely had my share of "dumb blonde" moments too.

Brittany said...

You are not alone! I've done silly things like that too! :)

Petula Wright said...

LOL... Thank you so much for that laugh! That is too funny... I know that feeling though and I'm glad you found your phone.

amanda said...

oh no!! i had a feeling the phone was still in the bag :) that's just our luck isn't it??

btw thanks for the heads up about blurb!! how cool is that?

Mari said...

That is so funny! It sounds like something I would do!

Bonnie said...

Oh man ! How embarrassing !! I felt your pain !! I've done similar things that I'd rather not relive ! ha ha.

Sandy C. said...

ROFL!! That is so up my alley...and I'm not blonde ;)
Love the tampon waving too. Such a classic thing for them to hone in on! Glad your phone was found though :)

Michelle said...

Mi devina amiga Beth, tu no eres tonta.

Tienes hijos y tu mente se va en la direccion que ellos se van..
Heres una rubia hermosa, inteligente y en ti confio.

LOL! (Michelle smiles real big)

Totallyscrappy said...

LOL!!

Chelle' said...

Are you KIDDING me? That's HILARIOUS. I can't even take it.

I didn't see it coming either which is the best way to read a story.

Glad you found your phone.

McMommy said...

ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!

I LOVE that story!!!

You just made my night.

MamaGeek said...

Yep, this is SOOO something I would do too (and I'm not blond), so you are totally NOT alone - how hilarious though!

carrie said...

That is so funny, and totally something I would do.

I can never find my phone. It is a big joke around here!

Family Adventure said...

Ouch!! Tell me, how quickly will you be back for free food at El Paisano?! :)

Heidi

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Ha! That sounds like something I would do.

Goldenrod said...

That is the funniest story!

Reminds me of two times ... 1) when I couldn't find my driver's license, and 2) when someone's cell phone was ringing while I was watching a movie in the theater -- upon further inspection (in one of my pockets), discovered that it was mine!

Both occasions were the subject of posts of mine.

GREAT story!! (We've all "been there, done that", haven't we?)

Petula Wright said...

I told one of my best friend's about this and he just cracked up! Then he told me a funny story too... caused a great many of laughs.

BTW: Did I already tell you about my contest? If you're interested, come on by and see how to enter. Thanks!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I left my cellphone on the counter at one of those cheapy sleezy lingerie stores on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I was in there as part of a scavenger hunt set up by some co-workers as part of a corporate event.

Days later, I got a call from BellSouth. Ma'am, your phone was found. They've sent your phone to us and we'll ship it to you overnight.

Really, where was it?

Ahem. It was a Fritz's Frisky Fantasy Shoppe on Bourbon Street.

Oh.

Kareer Woman said...

LOL! Great story, cute post.

Ann(ie) said...

OMGOMGOMG. That would SO happen to me! I lose stuff in the black hole that is my purse all of the time! I can very much relate.

My Goodness said...

ha! You are such a good sport to share that with us! :) Glad you found the phone!

OHmommy said...

AWESOME!

So, I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one.

Angie said...

Oh NO Oh No Oh No Oh NO!!!

KEEP BELIEVING

Debbie said...

Great story! We all have "Blonde" moments, even if we are un-naturally blonde.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I was thinking it might be in your pocket, but this was better. I can see everyone looking and moving chairs and then later sharing over more chips and salsa the blonde. Haha!

Steph said...

I think an alternate title for this post could be "Mommy Brain"! I love reading your stories...they make me laugh out loud (mostly because I can totally relate!).

Queen of My Domain said...

I love this, I am sure I would do something like this also. To funny.

MadMad said...

OMG - that is too funny! And I'm sure it - or something very similar! - has happened to all of us, rubias or not, LOL!

Pam said...

Hilarious!!! Well, told, as usual!

Amy Wyatt said...

This was so funny! Thanks for the laugh!