TYSE #3: Pillowmints

January 16, 2011

Since I have been sort of unfairly picking on Chris these lasts few posts, I suppose it's time to make fun of myself.  I haven't done a "Things You Shouldn't Eat" in a while so it seems fitting to share this bit of advice with you all.

Last Christmas, Chris and I were invited to a Christmas Party to be hosted at one of the restaurants downtown.  Specifically, at Dick's Last Resort.  If you haven't heard of it, the basic operating premise is that the waitstaff are total a-holes, and people do crazy things like wad up napkins and throw them at each other.  And sometimes at complete strangers.  Most of the servers are just pretend a-holes, as in, "I'll be a dick to you only so long as you still think it's funny because after all I do still work on tips."  Our server was one of those totally awesome pretend a-holes, and I'm guessing the fact that she was going to make more money off of us in one night than she usually pulled in a month had something to do with that.  The bartender, on the other hand, was a complete jerk.  Like, no pretending, he was just a dick.  As for the rest of it?  The food wasn't spectacular and they forgot to bring my dinner out all together but we were a big party and there were always tons of appetizers around and the drinks were free so nobody really cared as long as they were having fun.

Now, as I may have just mentioned, the drinks were free.  So the hubby and I decided early on that it would be a wise course of action to reserve a hotel room within walking distance from the restaurant.  Upon checking in, we went up to the room and noticed that housekeeping had already been by to turn down the bed and leave little packets of mints on our pillows.  We didn't spend much time there, however, just dropped off our suitcases and headed out to the party.

After a fun time at Dick's, Chris and I called it a night and headed back to the hotel.  We got up to the room and I saw the pillowmints and I got really excited.  I like minty things and usually the ones that they leave on the pillows are especially delicious.  There is often some form of chocolate involved with pillowmints.

I grabbed the packet and popped one in my mouth.  I bit down and immediately realized something was very, very wrong.

This mint was completely tasteless!  And the texture was all wrong, kind of foamy.  I spit it out and looked at the package more closely.

These were not mints.

They were earplugs.

For your ears, so you can have a peaceful night's sleep despite being in the city.  Not for eating.

In conclusion, TYSE #3 is: Earplugs.  In case you haven't figured it out, they are not very tasty and definitely not minty.