Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Price of Gluttony

Today for lunch my coworker, M, and I joined another JET, J, for a long lunch out a local diner, Charlie's. I ordered a delicious seafood pasta and it came with salad, soup, AND bread.

When the pasta arrived, I was shocked at the size. I didn't think I would be able to finish, but it was so delicious! Besides, there are no take-out boxes in Japan, and I didn't want to waste!

To top it all off, the waitress brought the coffee I ordered at the end of the meal, and it was topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Mmm

By the time we walked to the cashier to pay, I was so stuffed I couldn't stand to look at any more food! But then... I saw the apple pie.

Real, delicious, flaky-crusted, homemade apple pie.

So, I ordered one to go.

That's when it happened.

I picked up my apple pie, handed over my money, and took the change.
The cashier leaned across the counter to pat my belly, smiled, and said "bebe?"

I smiled back at her, turned, walked out the door, and collapsed into laughter and a few hidden tears.

No.. that's just my food baby, I thought.

The lack of doggie bags in this country will be the death fat of me! Or at least that is my excuse.


  1. Lol. I got that several times too. It's always awkward and a little hard to hear.

    My advice: forget the doggie bags and stay away from Charlie's. :)

  2. OH nose! That all sounds delicious though. I hope there's nice places where we'll be going, wherever that is. :)

  3. Hahaha! I'm so sorry that happened! It's so weird when someone just assumes that a woman is preggers. Unless you know that she is, don't say anything! :)

  4. boo, why can't i see your pictures? i want my eyes to have a food baby too. maybe i'll check facebook...