ABC’s: The Restaurant Edition






That’s not the end of my post though. Here’s the story:

Last night, a certain Cycle365-er said she was running out of A-B-C-D & E words in the part of the world she lives in. I’m not going to name that part of the world between the Benelux countries and Poland because I want to protect her anonymity. This anonymous person requested that I add a couple more letters for the second half of the December Challenge. Before I could even respond, she had already posted something involving an “S” and a “Q” — as in Suzie Q!

“What the heck happened there,” I wondered? My head was spinning, but I managed to conjure up a few “B” and “C” words to describe what happened to me. I believe I was either cajoled, coerced or browbeaten into declaring “S” and “Q” to be part of the challenge.

One day it’s “Chimneys,” the next day it’s “S&Q”. I have to wonder . . . am I a Czar who is TOO benevolent? Too much of a pushover?

I do appreciate the assistance though, because I’m running out of original ideas. It’s particularly nice that I can claim any and all ideas as my own because, after all, I AM the Czar.

Here are the S and Q businesses I found on today’s ride:


Quick Trip (Thank goodness I corrected their spelling)


9 response to "ABC’s: The Restaurant Edition"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 17, 2021

    Nice collection!
    Speaking of Emily — anyone heard from her lately?

    As a Service Station Attendant (Emeritus) — I would have been delighted at nearly $32,000 a year! I know, the times they have been a-changin’ . . . .

    So, what is the difference between Unleaded and Unleaded 88?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: December 17, 2021

      You can check in at her website, Rich. Funny, it just occurred to me today, too. Her post in November said that things are looking up and that she was taking a rest from social media. Look at one of her previous posts here for the URL and you can read what she wrote.

      • By: NancyG Posted: December 17, 2021

        I too had been thinking of Em and checked her blog to get caught up with her. I hope we will see her back here again soon. ;’-).

    • By: gregblood Posted: December 17, 2021

      I’m guessing those new hirees will be limited to 20 to 29 hours per week, thus preventing them from getting health benefits or making anywhere near $32,000 per year.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: December 17, 2021

    “cajoled, coerced or browbeaten” and bullied and cornered! That’s no way to treat a benevolent Czar, whoever it was. I wonderif that person is going to find anything with Q. Serve them right if they can’t.

    • By: gregblood Posted: December 17, 2021

      Thanks for adding a couple more B & C words for her behavior. I can see you agree that my ego was battered and bruised by this individual.

      May the “Q” be with you!

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 18, 2021

    Very nice, Mr. Pope and Mr. Czar.

    Would it be dangerous if I dared you to make the same restaurant circuit again, but stopping for a full meal at each, one after the other?

    • By: gregblood Posted: December 19, 2021

      Yes, that would be very dangerous on so many levels.

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