Yesterday, my wife called the Hotel Mac Restaurant to ask whether they were doing something special for Valentine's Day. The person who answered the phone said: ""Yeah, we're staying open, and we're not raising our prices.""
Someone in the background laughed.
We went to Zazie, in San Francisco, for brunch. Everything about Zazie was wonderful.
It was reasonable to ask the Hotel Mac Restaurant about Valentine's Day. I have called before, asked exactly the same question, and learned that they were having a special brunch or dinner.
In most e-mail advertisements that the Restaurant sends out, the words ""Sincerely, Andrew Burnett"" are at the bottom. I called today, thinking that Mr. Burnett might want to know about the call yesterday.
This is exactly how the call went:
Hi, may I speak with Mr. Burnett?
This is Mr. Burnett speaking.
Hi, Mr. Burnett. My name is Paul Wilson. I wanted to let you know about a situation yesterday ...
Mr. Wilson, you're calling a restaurant right in the middle of lunch!
Oh, well, I ...
He hung up on me.