June 27, 2014

A Date To Texas Roadhouse

On Friday April 25th Andy and I went on a date to Texas Roadhouse. Whenever we go to Texas Roadhouse we call ahead so that we can be seated faster, usually we still end up waiting quite awhile though. On this particular trip to Texas Roadhouse we were seated very quickly.

As soon as we were seated our waitress came up and started talking with us almost instantly, she told us that it was her first week on the job and took our orders. She noticed my wedding ring and came back to chat with us every time she had a spare moment.

Whenever Andy and I go out to eat, we sit next to each other. The waitress would sit down across from us and she started asking how we met, started dating, and she wanted to know how we knew that it was right to get married. She was shocked as we told her our story, it’s a little crazy.

As the night went on, I told Andy that we needed to ask her what her story was. I told him that she wasn’t just asking these questions to be friendly. Eventually we asked her what her story was and she told us that she had been dating a guy for about 10 months and he has a ring and wants to get married but she wasn’t sure if it was the right thing. She told us a few things about him and said that her family didn’t like him because of the things she had previously shared with us. This sweet beautiful waitress also told us that she is 23 and she is ready to move on to the next stage of life.

I reassured her that she is beautiful and she still has her whole life ahead and her. I told her not to rush into anything. I asked her to think about the things her boyfriend had done (most of these are bad habit type of things) and to think about how those things made her feel. I asked her if she wanted to live with those things the rest of her life. I told her to consider the things her family was saying about her boyfriend. I explained that when we are dating someone, we can only see the good things in that person and we overlook the bad but our families can see the big picture. I explained that when I was younger and dating that there were times when I wish I would have listened to my family’s advice. I told her her family loved and cared about her and only had her best interest at heart. The whole time we were at Texas Roadhouse it felt as if we were meant to be seated in that particular section, with that particular waitress, and that we were supposed to have the conversation we had with her.

I don’t remember our waitress’s name but I hope she made the best decision that she could for herself.

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