I can't believe that I forgot to mention our adventure at Applebee's last night.
Aside from someone dying or finding out that you have a terminal disease, C and I had the worst day in the history of the world yesterday. We thought that we'd cheer ourselves up with a dinner out so we loaded up the kids and headed to Applebee's. We arrived at about 6:30 and we were seated almost immediately. Not bad for that time of the night, right? We get all situated at our table and it takes the waitress about 15 minutes to take our order. When did we finally get our dinners? 7 freaking 30. After the day that we had had and the fact that we were all starving and the kids were restless, I was ready to chew glass. The waitress came out and apologized and said that she'd speak with the manager about the kitchen staff. A few minutes later she came out again and told us that 2 of our meals would be free (since they had brought the kids' meals out about 10 minutes before ours) and that she was terribly sorry and that it wasn't really her fault. (She was obviously trying to protect her tip.) Our meal for four ended up only costing about $17 and a lot of aggravation. So, we topped of the night with some frozen yummies from the store.
People are truly a pain in the ass.