and because my favourite noodle house was not open, we went over to China Star, a very popular Chinese Food Restaurant ( which had won several of the "best of the best" awards - that term cracks me up, still.. they even had a picture of JIMMY CARTER eating there, up on the wall ) and had a yummilicious lunch.
I was guilty of gluttony, unfortunately.
Anyway, I had told Cindy that lunch was on me and so I got ready a $20 bill and we headed off to the cashier.
Turns out that it was a futile move because the manager lady was Cindy's ex-student (Cindy teaches English at a local college), and handed the $20 bill right back to me.
Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch.