Friday, July 06, 2007

Paying Attention

So, you know what happens when you don't pay attention? You spend a lot of money that you shouldn't have...

Adam and I went out to eat on the fourth of July with his family and friends... we went to the ESPN Zone in Baltimore. Yeah, when you don't pay attention to what you are ordering you end up with a $71 bill for the 2 of you... and the worst part, it wasn't even that good. Adam ate half of his black and blue burger which is so not like him and I easily could have eaten his side salad which we thought we were substituting for fries but somehow ended up with the fries and being charged for the side salad that did not get eaten... plus the waitress nicely brought me a refill of sprite before I even asked for it and when we read the bill, she charged me for it.

Even not smarter... getting a dessert when you know you don't want or need it. I got a Zone banana split and ended up eating this crepe cookie thing and the fruit... completely forgetting that I hate vanilla ice cream. Huge waste of food which costs an arm and a leg.

Had I been paying attention to the bill I would have complained about the side salad charge and the extra drink charge but alas, there was too much confusion (4 very anxious to leave kids at the table and super mom in training was trying to occupy them) so we spend $71... ugh... on top of the $15 for parking... and the $40 in gas on the way there... my head hurts... this was supposed to be a cheap way to spend the holiday!

You know what that equates to in my head now... $71 + $15 + $3 (gas that it took to get to B-more) = $89... which translates in my head to... 261 newborn diapers which at approximately 14 changes a day = 18 days or almost 3 weeks of diapers!! Blasted ESPN Zone!

I am seriously considering using cloth diapers.

7 comments:

TortfeasorG said...

LOL - as long as u do that laundary!

seriously, for that kind of money, we could have gone out to the Fuji Steak House!

kathi said...

Wow. I've spent that much on food before, but it was GOOD food and I knew going in that it was expensive.

Were there not prices on the menu? Geeze, well....that was an expensive lesson. You'll have to nurse a few weeks longer than you'd like to make up for it. :)

Townleys said...

That bites. - glad to know we weren't the only ones paying an arm and a leg for dinner...although we did get a 2 pound crab...and steak...and ...this isn't helping is it...

Vicki said...

Bummer. I've had stuff like that happen. You are way brave to consider cloth diapers! I've had 5 kids and probably should've bought stock in whoever makes Pampers...!

kathi said...

Wait, are you seriously considering cloth diapers?

Carrie and Scott said...

Scott and I hate going out to eat...too much money and the food usually is terrible! I know exactly how you feel.

LoveLladro said...

tort - maybe someday we will make it over there!

kathi - i would like to believe the prices weren't on the menu but alas, i think they were! and as much as i would like to save the earth and save money, i will end up using disposables just like the rest of the world ;~) in fact we bought our pack last grocery store trip! doing our best to get used to the rise in the bill!

townleys - not helping... would have much rather been there then ESPN ;~)

vicki - i am a pampers girl too vicki! i remember all 5 of your kids and i am not that brave, just a big talker! so miss you BTW!

carrie - i am with ya... a and i generally avoid the trap but every so often we get suckered!