I wanted Chinese, dammit!

Ever have one of those days?

We’ve been jonesing for delivery Chinese for the last week or so, and tonight was going to be the night. We live in a relatively small town, with ONE Chinese place that delivers (luckily, it’s really good!) So we get all set, settle in, and dial up to hear “We just got slammed with a party order. Call back in an hour.”

OK. Call back in an hour. No answer at all. The phone just goes to “Buzz.”

I really wanted Chinese tonight. My palate was all set and I had made the dipping sauce for the dumplings.

Should we try again tomorrow night or should I go out at 2am and firebomb the place in retaliation? :stuck_out_tongue:

I wanted Chinese tonight too. But we had an event at work and there was a bunch of food left over, and I took some of that home instead because I can’t stand to see food wasted. It was fine, and hey, free food! But it certainly wasn’t what I was planning on having.

Have a little cultural sensitivity, would you? It’s Chinese New Year today. They might actually have wished to spend time with their families!

Do you whine when the Irish pub is closed on Christmas Day?

Maybe they took the phone off the hook. Drive over and order and wait. If they are super busy you will see for yourself and then go to Wal-Mart and buy frozen dumplings.

I vote for firebombing.:mad:

No, not really!:stuck_out_tongue:

So, if you don’t eat Chinese, do you feel full an hour later?

This is worse than trying to find an open deli on Rosh Hashanah. :frowning:

Ironically, I had Chinese food tonight and I was disappointed.

I was driving my niece around today and she suggested the restaurant. It was a Chinese buffet, which I normally like. But this place was mediocre; not bad but not really good. Not too surprising, I suppose, considering we were in a small town in central Texas. We probably could have gotten some great barbecue but great Chinese food was unlikely.

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There’s your Chinese. You’re welcome.

The complete relevant phrase is:


(sorry, I can’t find simplified characters)

Have you tried DoorDash? I’ve used it quite a bit. Frees you up from relying on the place to deliver directly.

DoorDash doesn’t have enough market penetration to be useful advice for most people.

About once a month, my wife will say “Man, I really want Chinese” and I have to break the bad news that it’s Monday, the day that the good local restaurant is closed.

There’s a Chinese/Teriyaki/Ice Cream place here. Their food isn’t great, but it’s acceptable. But they are sloooooooooow! I’d call in for their Crispy Kung Pao Chicken or a cheeseburger, and be told it will take 30 to 45 minutes. I wait the allotted time and go to the restaurant to pick it up. I have to wait another 10 or 15 minutes. Mrs. L.A. wanted some clam chowder. How long does it take to ladle some soup into a container and put the lid on? About 15 minutes. :dubious: We don’t go there or order from there. In the time it takes to get food, we could get better Chinese by driving 25 miles to Bellingham and be almost home with it. They don’t deliver.

There’s a Chinese place a few miles from here. They’re pretty good. But I never seem to think about it because it’s off the main road and not easily seen. They don’t deliver.

There’s a Chinese buffet in Bellingham that’s pretty good. We don’t go there because Mrs. L.A. doesn’t like to go out, and she says she can’t eat enough to make it worth it. There’s Panda Express in Bellingham, but I think it’s overpriced and their food is average chain-Chinese. There is a good Chinese place that has take-out, and it’s not terribly expensive. It’s in Bellingham.

Good Chinese food is just too far away, except for the place in Blaine that I always forget about.

did they say they couldn’t handle your food order? Or just weren’t going to be able to deliver? IF the latter, why not just go pick it up instead?

I Like Chinese

Everyone keeps saying this in this thread, and I have to pause and add “…food” at the end of those sentences.

Even the thread title is “I wanted Chinese, dammit!” and my first reaction was “He wanted Chinese…bobsled team to win Gold?” “Chinese…horoscope?” “Chinese…buffet?”
“He wanted Chinese…hookers?”

Yeah, I get mad, too, when I can’t get six of those with egg rolls…

You know, they just call it food.

Dammit! Ninja’d again!

Why did Hannibal Lecter drop in on Jackie Chan?

He was in the mood for a little Chinese. :smiley: