I Ate Two Hamburgers, ok?

I was snagging lunch with a fellow pastor at the jazzy and swanky Union in downtown Kalamazoo.  He and I meet a few times a year for food and fellowship, always at The Union, and always on Tuesday, because that’s the day burgers are really cheap – like more than half off.  That’ll do, cow.  That’ll do.

We both ordered the Angry Burger, which is basically a cheeseburger with a Siracha Mayo topping and some jalapeños.   That’s why it’s called angry: it bites back, both at the meal and later on (in case you were wondering).

As I ate my cheeseburger, I did the math.  I needed more calories, and this was the cheapest way to get more calories, as well as more protein and some outstanding sautéed vegetables.  After I finished my Angry Burger, I ordered another one of the same.  The server thought I was joking (admittedly, I’ve dad joked before re: their refill policy on the pop and also the hamburgers, ha harrr haarrrr, so her skepticism was aptly warranted).  Eventually she believed me and hit Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V on her restaurant terminal.

You read that right.  I sat down, ordered lunch, ate it all, and ordered the same thing again and ATE THAT MEAL TOO.   Like a glutton.  Or that one guy from Popeye who loves hamburgers.  Google suggests Wimpy was his name and that he looks like this:

“I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!”

But I did the math and, I promise, social graces aside, this was the best way by far to procure more calories that weren’t essentially Pizza. I’m not sure why I’m so adamant to defend myself on a blog post that my friend Ed (and about 20 other people) will read, and it’s not that I fear being judged.  Or… maybe I do fear judgement?  Is that the burning in my stomach?

No, wait.  That’s the Angry Burgers.  I’ll be ok.

Discussion Questions: 

  1. Am I the only one who has done this before?
  2. Is Siracha a condiment or a subculture?  People sure are into that stuff right now.  Are you, or is it too spicy?
  3. Do you have favorite restaurants that you go to specifically for the timely discounts?  Any suggestions for some sweet deals?  Protein is important.  Thanks.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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