I’m eating low carb right now. The sad thing about low carb is that it cuts out a lot of my favorite foods. No more Subway or Quiznos sandwiches. No more pizza (except the occasional whole wheat Papa Johns). No more fun nights out with Italian pasta meals. No more Chik-Fil-A. No more chips & salsa. No more flour tortillas. No more pancakes! No more Cracker Barrel cheesy hashbrown casserole… *cry*
So, I’ve been living on a lot of salads lately (no tomatoes). On my way back from the gym today, I stopped by Subway for yet another salad. I put in my order, the guy gets out the bowl, looks at me, and says…
“Would you like lettuce with that?”
What the heck? Who would order a salad WITHOUT lettuce? The frightening thing is that I have been asked this MORE THAN ONCE at Subway, by DIFFERENT people. I really don’t get it. So I questioned him.
“Ya, I’m ordering a salad, so I would like lettuce please. You know, I’ve been asked this more than once. Do people come here and actually order a salad without lettuce?”
The guy looked embarrassed, smiled, and said, “Umm, no.”
So what’s the deal? Do I just look so darn cute that the Subway guys stumble over their words and briefly forget what goes in a salad? NO. Seeing as I had just left the gym, there was absolutely nothing attractive about me. Unless you like lumpy ponytails.
I really don’t get it. Maybe I’m ordering the salad wrong. Next time I’ll just say, “I’d like a salad please, WITH lettuce. That’ll be great. But whatever you do, don’t give me those murderous tomatoes. Thanks.”