I've never sent food back at a restaurant before. I'm generally the kind of understanding diner who will even overlook an occasional hair. But tonight I ordered top sirloin, medium rare and got coarsely grained chuck, cooked through. It was the kind of thing I would chop up and put in a stew to simmer for hours. There was a big, mangled hole in the middle of the piece of meat. I considered eating it, but instead sent it back after one bite. The waiter was completely befuddled by my explanation of why it wasn't acceptable, but I did get half off my dinner.
On a brighter note, I got called in to work last night and tonight, so I'm pleased.
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