I met a friend yesterday for lunch at a place called Aka Sushi. It was a nice enough place but I was surprised by how few people came in for lunch. We got there at 11:30 and I think we left at about 1:00. While we were there, only about 4 other people were there.
Usually, whenever I have sushi, I usually get the same thing. Almost every sushi restuarant offers a plate of about 5 or 6 sushi pieces with a California roll. And every place I go to, I always ask for a Philadelphia roll instead of a California roll. The restaurant always complies but adds $2 to my tab. Fine, no problem.
So, this meet up at Aka was my first time there. When I asked the waiter to substitute the Philadelphia roll, he said he had to ask if it was ok to substitute. So, about 5 minutes later the Manager comes to our table. I tell him I want a Philadelphia roll instead of California and that he can add $2 to my bill. He says they don't allow substitutions and that he will have to call into the General Manager to make sure it was ok. Can you believe that? He had to call the General Manager to see if it was ok to let me substitute a Philadelphia roll an pay extra $2?
Ra Sushi, Zaki Lounge, Toma Sushi, etc. always ok it without such an ordeal.
I could see where this was going and was preparing to draft a telegram to POTUS. Thankfully, I didn't have to. I believe the GM called the Corporate HQ and they called POTUS for me. :)