Today, I met a Mommy friend in the Duboce Park area and we decided to go to Duboce Park Cafe (http://www.doloresparkcafe.org/). I’ve been to this cafe many times with mixed results, but they make a turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich that I always enjoy so I decided to treat myself. Oh, boy!
I ordered the sandwich with no mayo or mustard and went outside to chat with my friend. After a few minutes, I went back inside and sat at the counter where you can watch the staff make the food. I’ve always enjoyed places that have open kitchens because you can see how your food is being prepared. Anyway, I saw a young man making what appeared to be my sandwich and I could tell that there was mayo on it. Oh well, I thought, I’ll eat it anyway, but then I guess he looked at the ticket and realized the mistake. He then proceeded to wipe off the mayo with the dishrag he uses to wipe up the counter top and continued to make the sandwich!!! My whole body leaned over the counter top, but I couldn’t get any words out. Two of his coworkers saw me and looked over to see what I needed. I said, “Si me va a dar el pan que limpio con el trapo, no lo quiero.” (If he’s going to give me the bread he cleaned with the rag, I don’t want it.) One of the coworkers walked away and the other one apologized and said they’d make me a new one. I actually sat there for a minute and wondered if I overreacted. If he would have scraped the mayo off with a knife it would have been fine, but a rag. Come on!
I guess I won’t be going there anymore.