Please Feed Me!
It is now 12:30 a.m. in Dallas, Texas. I am in my hotel, charging up my computer and other electronic devices. I am not tired yet, as it is only 10:30 p.m. my home-time. I am hungry, however.
I walked out of the house this morning and did not eat anything. I went to Starbucks on the base this morning and was going to get a breakfast sandwich, but their oven was on the blink. I got a tall, black coffee instead. Once I got the last bit of shopping I needed to get done, and got home, I was down to the wire and figured I would get a bite to eat at the airport.
I stopped at the Starbucks near to gate B10, but they did not have the Chonga Bagel that I typically enjoy, and I am trying to stay away from the sweets, so I decided to forgo that and wait until I got on the plane.
Not familiar with Southwest Airlines, I was unaware they did not have food for sale on the plane. They did have an assortment of snacks. I ordered an orange juice, a water, and allowed us two snacks. I opted for the Ritz Crackers 100-calorie pack Thin Crisps-- 100 cal, 27 from fat (3g); 250mg sodium; 15g carbs; 2g protein; and 6% DV iron. I also had the Chips Ahoy 100-calorie pack Thin Crisps--100 cal, 27 from fat (3g); 140mg sodium; 29.99mg potassium; 18g carbs; 1g protein; and 4% DV iron.
I figured I could get a bite to eat once I got off the plane before going to the baggage claim. I walked into the terminal after arrival just about 10 p.m. Every single restaurant and Dallas Love airport was closed or closing.
Okay, starving now, I got my bag, and found out that the hotel shuttle stopped running at 7:30 p.m., so I hailed a taxi. Once I got into the taxi and told him where I needed to go, he grumbled about how this trip was "not good for him." It was only about three miles from the airport. In the 10 minutes it took us, he mentioned it several times, and I could tell he was annoyed.
I was charged 13 dollars. I gave him a tip of two more, which I probably should have not done. He gave me a receipt for 15 dollars. I will expense it.
I get to the extended stay and it is nearing 11 p.m. No food to speak of anywhere. I am not walking the streets six blocks at that time to find the Jack in the Box. They had about six frozen pre-made sandwiches in the lobby, but the cheeseburger had 1500mg of sodium and was 30% fat. I declined. I did not dare ask how much they charged for them.
So, here I am in my room with nothing to eat. I just noticed they have some black tea, which probably is as bad as drinking coffee at this time. But I will dilute it with a lot of water. I do not even have a mint in my purse. All that damned shopping and money I spent today, and I did not even think to buy a snack or a mint?
I am setting my alarm for 6 a.m. The hotel does have a complimentary hot breakfast from 6-9 a.m. You know that I am going to get my fill in the morning!
So, I am grumpy tonight, because I am hungry. Not just a little grumpy, but a whole lot grumpy. I suppose the night's events leading up to it after I got off the plane did not help.
And all I can think of now, when I look at this picture of this little hungry chick, is how much better he would have tasted scrambled as an egg.
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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang
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(With this article, I have met my October goal and will work on the stretch goal of 125!)
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