Thursday, July 17, 2008

Continental sux redux

A quick follow-up from last week's post: I encountered the same problem on my return trip. This time, my "meal" was a little packet of about 8 baby carrots, and the old familiar Fun Pack of M&Ms. And a mustard packet. At least this time when I asked whether there was a Vegetarian Option, the flight attendant had the decency to say no.

So I get off the plane in Houston, starving, and make my way to the food court where I order a veggie burrito at this little Mexican place called Pappasito's. The cashier asks if I'm vegetarian. I say yes, thinking she's just making small talk. Then she's like, "Well, the sour cream has chicken broth in it." I'm only half paying attention, so I'm like, "That's okay," thinking she's just asked if it's okay to cook my veggies on the same grill as the meat. Then it actually registers what she said. And I'm like, "Excuse me, did you just say the sour cream has chicken broth in it?" And she's like, "Yeah." And I'm like "???"

6 comments:

Adu said...

Ha ha ha ha! Who woulda thunk!

Natalie said...

Mad props to her for even thinking to ask. I will specifically tell food service workers, "I'm vegan," (even though I'm not; I'm just a dairy-allergic vegetarian), and people won't even think to tell me thinks like, "Hey, that has butter in it," or "Hey, ya know, this is cooked in the same pan as something with meat and milk." I praise the chick at Pappasito's!

Mary said...

Good point, Natalie. I guess I was just too freaked out by the fact of the chicken broth in the sour cream to process the fact that it was cool of her to ask.

Anonymous said...

WTF! Is there a substance that has not been tainted with chicken broth or beef extract?

Ms. Pants said...

And now you know why I had to abandon my vegetarian status when I moved to Houston.

Sonora said...

Great work.