Thursday, October 23, 2008

Twelve and Under

I asked for a kid's sized quesadilla at Moe's today, with extra veggies please, and somehow I was signed up for the whole kids meal deal. They didn't even card me.

Alright, I doubt that age was an issue. It's some sort of unspoken rule in chain restaurants that if you're weird enough to order from the kids menu, and you ask nicely, it doesn't matter that you miss the "twelve and under" mark by at least ten years. They give you the kid's quesadilla.

My kid's quesadilla came with:
-a basket of tortilla chips
-salsa and sour cream
-an 18 oz. soda
-an oatmeal raisin cookie (my choice)

This all cost less than five dollars. In an economic crisis, I'm not going to turn my nose up at a deal like that.

I sat at a booth, ate my lunch among real grown-ups eating real quesadillas, glancing between bites at a tv screen airing episodes of Spongebob Squarepants. As long as I can get away with it, I'll take my cartoons and cookies at lunch.


WestEnder said...

Three things:

1) Moe's? Where is Moe's?

2) 18oz is a lot of soda.

3) I went through a "child's portion" 3-way phase at Skyline. I'd get to eat a 3-way, but without as much fat, calories, etc. It lasted a couple years.

Allison said...

i do the same thing when i end up at ihop at an ungodly hour craving pancakes. i get the "babycakes" and endure all of the judgement that follows.

moe's southwest grill is the full name, they're a chain and not nearly as good as chipotle. the moe's i visited is in anderson town center.