I’m at the office, and we just ordered dinner from this Italian place. I confirmed several times with the person on the phone that everything would be a single serving and wrapped individually. She told me that the pasta fagioli soup only came in one family size to serve 5 people, but the partner said he wanted it anyway, and we all agreed to pitch in to help him eat it. The rest of us got various pasta dishes, salads, etc. One of the senior consultants and I ordered the zuppa di pesce, which was supposed to be linguini with various types of seafood.
When the food came, there were lots and lots of little bags and boxes, and then two huge catering-size trays (like 1 foot wide by 2 feet long). We assumed those were the salads, and wondered why they had put them all together (since I had specified we wanted everything wrapped individually), and also why they were hot. When opening them, we discovered… about 10 pounds each of linguini, shrimp, clams, mussels, and FOUR whole lobsters. That’s supposed to be my “individual” dinner.
There is no way I am going to clean my plate tonight.