Fitness and everything else

Appreciate A Flashlight Blinding Me While I Was Trying To Eat

Today was Molly’s last day of vacation, so we decided to head over to Harvey’s for supper. We didn’t feel like driving anywhere and weren’t in the mood to drink. Harvey’s is always good.

We went over later than we normally do, and with the time change, it was dark outside by the time we got there. The restaurant was surprisingly dark inside. That’s a pet peeve of mine, but it is what it is. Somewhere, some time ago it was decided that it is a good idea.

I decided to get something different for a side. I had a salad. Their fries are good, and I love their fries, but they fill me up too much. Considering I was getting the bigger meal, the half and half with brisket and pork, I knew I’d be full enough as it was. The salad was delicious. The ranch dressing was good, and the vegetables were crisp and fresh. It’s not what one would expect from a BBQ place, but Molly has said they’re good.

I did have a difficult time enjoying my salad, though. Some ignorant customers came in after us and were seated at the table next to us. The place was busy so I can’t complain about that, but one of them had a flashlight (I assume it was their phone) on. At first, I thought they were taking a picture, which in itself would be rude, but then I figured out that they were using it to maybe see the menu. It was dark in there. You have to make things work for you. Being visually impaired, I know this all too well.

Okay. It’s not that big of a deal, but that thing was shining for almost the entire time I was eating. The light kept shining in my eye, so I couldn’t see what I was trying to eat. I did my best to turn away from it, but I was unable to because of the way the tables were set up. I stared them down a few times, but people are either ignorant or clueless when it comes to how they affect others. Finally, they turned it off after I was about done eating. I wanted to take that damned device and throw it out on Main Street in traffic. No, apology. No acknowledgment at all. I mean, I physically turned away and blocked my eye with my hand. If you’re going to use a flashlight, please learn not to direct it repeatedly into other people’s eyes. Moreover, try to keep it short. I’d never say, “Don’t use it if you need it.” I use my phone’s camera regularly as a magnifier in cases like this.

When they sat next to us, I could tell that they were entitled and pretentious types by the way they were talking. I know that it is said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but usually, you can. There are plenty of those types of people around here. They tend to be older, and they’re saved by Jesus, so they can be self-righteous assholes. The other group that seems to be the most inconsiderate are the parents with herds of kids.