Five girlfriends, including three serving in the military (I?ll spare you the number of duty tours around the world), had decided to have dinner at Bubba?s to celebrate one?s upcoming marriage. Three of them had arrived early and were waiting for the bride to be and her maid of honour when, suddenly, a man steps on one of the chairs around the table and reaches over the table towards the ceiling. The girl closest to that chair was quite startled by this. Her first reaction was to grab the hand bag she had set on that chair. The man immediately defended his action by saying he wasn?t going to step on the bag and that he was just switching the fan off in case the girls were cold. He then offered this statement : ?My name?s Bubba.? To which there was no reply apart from three blank looks, prompting him to add : ?I?m the owner?. As if that explained why he was jumping on chairs without asking anyone of his paying guests if that was alright. He then reluctantly offered an apology, while continuing to justify his behaviour, not unlike an average 2-3 year-old. He left. Without wiping the chair down . Someone was going to sit there at some point. One of the girls then called him back : ? I?m sorry, but would you mind wiping that chair down now that you?ve stood on it in your shoes ??.? Alright?, he replied, ?are we going to be happy eating here, or do we have to go somewhere else ? I can see we?re just going to have problems all night?.
And so we left. I still cannot comprehend what happened. Is it normal to stand on customers? chairs if you own the restaurant ? Is it, more simply, normal to stand on a chair and not wipe it down, or at least offer to wipe it down ? Did we miss something ? Were we supposed to bow down when he told us who he was ? Ask for an autograph ? Be flattered for the attention ?
I wish I could tell you about the food, and possibly how bad it is, but we didn?t even get as far as ordering?
This was my first and, needless to say, will be my last, experience at Bubba?s. One thing I realise, though, is that I owe Mr Bubba many thanks. Indeed, we then headed off to a place where we knew we would get great food and great service, and had a wonderful evening at Sakura.