There are few bargains as good as a pizza buffet for a teenage boy. Of course, the fact that I don't eat that much pizza balances things off so we're probably breaking even once you average younger son's pizza consumption and mine. Still, it's satisfying to take younger son (just turned 13 yo) to the Pizza Hut buffet and tell him to eat to his heart's content. He might not even get hungry again for... maybe 2 hours?!
When we got to the buffet, they didn't have many pizzas I liked (I think their thin crust tastes like cardboard) so I got a spoonful of the macaroni & cheese to try. We haven't been to the buffet in about two years so I didn't remember what it tasted like. The woman next to me turned to me, looked me in the eye, and loudly said, "It's just WRONG to get mac & cheese at a pizza buffet!"
I certainly didn't want a conversation with her, but to be polite and make some response, I offhandedly said that I was just trying it. She couldn't let it go, however, and repeated, "It's still just WRONG!"*
Of course, about two hours later, I realized that I should have replied, "It's just WRONG to make comments about the eating habits of total strangers at a buffet!"
At least younger son and I had a good laugh and a long conversation about bad manners.
What would you have replied?
* She probably really wouldn't have approved of my trip to the salad bar.