Monday, June 09, 2008

I don't want to say I'm not a good morning person, but....

...I turn down network TV appearances, not to mention free food, if it's at the crack of dawn, thank you very much.

Every year, I fill out those Zagat dining surveys, providing them with some of my patented pithy remarks, and get a free Zagat's New York Guide, as well as membership on, which occasionally emails along special notices about the NY dining scene.

This afternoon I got one saying they were involved with a new restaurant reality show airing on NBC called “The Chopping Block” and were looking for diners to go to a restaurant and eat the food - a la “Hell's Kitchen,” I guess.

They asked for the number of people in my party and a picture, so I made it a plus 1 and sent along a pic of me and my friend Cindy, who is a major foodie.

I got a bounce-back email literally 2 seconds later saying they had already filled all the spots on a first-come basis. Oh well, what can ya do, right? No biggie

Then an hour later I got another email saying I was confirmed and giving me the location and the arrival time – 7:30 am in Cooper Square - for a breakfast seating!

Um, what? Helllooo?


In the fucking morning?

Are they out of their minds?

I responded with an email noting there must have been a mix-up as I had already received an automatic reply from them saying they had filled all their spots, and so I had subsequently made other plans.

Yeah, right.

I believe it's called Rapid Eye Movement.


As if.


Anonymous said...

7:30 is not the crack of dawn!! :)

Anonymous said...

Mann, I would have done that in a heartbeat!

Anonymous said...

I have to be at work at 9 EVERY day so I have to agree 7:30 one time really isn't that bad.

J said...

In my defense, to ARRIVE at 7:30 am means I would have had to leave my house at something like 7 am, which means I would have to get up at 6:30 am - so that IS the crack of dawn. Thank you.

Blog Archive