The evening of June 26th found Shannon and myself in the lovely lodgings of Swakop Lodge. We decided to dine in that evening and treat ourselves to a bit of seafood. My heart was set on the c-food platter as was Shannon’s. C-food platter for two please.
Out came two giant plates of food, the likes of which I had never seen before. Crawfish, giant prawns, muscles, calamari, fish and lemons abound. All we could do was laugh. I believe this was the first time I have ever been demoralized merely by the sight of a plate of food. I felt like John Candy in the Great Outdoors staring down the old 96er. Do we get a free t-shirt if we finish? The claimed 3 types of sauces turned into 2…i was sad…the garlic butter made up for it.
As we sat there, struggling satisfyingly throughout the meal our waitress appeared. She informed us that she had made a mistake and that she had given us two c-food platters for two. Now it was all so clear and we felt better about our eating abilities. This did not however alleviate the sneers from neighboring tables.
Due to HER mistake, I wanted to clarify that we would not be paying for the second platter. She said and I quote, ‘well…you did touch it.’ Whaaaaaa??? Using learned negotiation techniques such as just saying no repeatedly, we did not have to pay for the extra food. They took it away and I believe gave it to another unsuspecting table.
I’d order the c-food platter for two again.
Note: the pictured meal was not the actual c-food platter for two. Picture this times two.