We hated to cause a scene, but we only get this one night a month together
My husband and I live very demanding lives. We have full time careers that we’re passionate about and two little girls under the age of five. Each day is a new chaotic adventure, but we love it and make things work. Once a month, we ask either my mom or his mom to watch our girls and we set out on a date night. As you can imagine, we look forward to this for weeks. Last weekend, we dropped the girls off and headed to a new steakhouse that we’d been dying to try. We made reservations weeks in advance, and were really looking forward to a relaxing evening. We were shown to our table right away in the back corner next to the kitchen. After sipping on our wine, we both began to feel warm. I knew we weren’t feeling flushed due to one glass of wine. My husband and I looked around to find the nearest air vent, but we couldn’t find one. There was no air flowing into the corner and there was too much heat coming from the kitchen. Normally we wouldn’t ask to be moved, but we were both sweating and finding it hard to focus on anything but the heat. We told our waitress about the discomfort we were feeling, and she quickly apologized. She mentioned that this specific table always had issues with the heat and air flow. Thankfully, there was a table that just opened up under the main vents. We hated to cause a scene, but we only get this one night a month together. We couldn’t sit in the corner with no air conditioning and the heat of the kitchen.