Sunday, January 27, 2008

All Hat and No Cattle

My last night in Dallas I went to a rather well-respected local steakhouse (one with the word "cattle" in its name), and ordered a ribeye cooked medium rare.

When the steak was presented it immediately had the appearance of something well-done. But a little searing on the outside that belies a cool, red center is okay with me.

But it was not to be. The steak was not only well-done, but very well-done. It was awful, and I consumed but three or four small bites. When the waitress returned to the table, she could sense by displeasure and realized, by looking at the cut, that it had not been prepared to my specifications. When she asked me, "You don't like the steak?" I replied, "It's all hat and no cattle, friendo."

6 comments:

Chuck said...

Masterfully done old boy! Perhaps we should begin a new weekly blog challenge. Use a phrase from a movie and then blog the circumstance.

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Auntie Joyce said...

You should have went with the ribs!

Todd said...

Brilliantly done, friendo!

Patrick said...

That's quality!

George said...

That a nice!

Steve said...

I think that it's an inherent trait that most men have, the ability to pull a movie quote out and apply it to any given situation. Some women have this gift, but I think most guys, as a general rule, can do this. Brings a small tear to my eye.