The tale of my Friday night went something like this…
Hooray – my friends finally decide on going to the Harmonie German club for dinner, I’ve been wanting to go there for years!
Boo – I’m running late because I ran through IKEA and couldn’t decide between 5 different types of white photo frames.
Hooray – I got a park right at the front and I’m perfectly on time.
Boo – all my friends are late. Reminder to self: get new friends.
Hooray – I join the club at a bargain price and sign my first friend in who arrives a minute later.
Boo – the club is super busy, especially the restaurant.
Hooray – we found a vacant table!!!
Boo – we are warned by a waitress that the wait for food might take a while because it’s so busy
Hooray – there are many things I want to try on the menu. I better join the line and order entrees while waiting for friends. First friend is reserving the table.
Boo – my second friend has just arrived, I have to leave the line and go down stairs to sign her in.
Hooray – I’m back in the line with second friend not too far from where I left
Boo – third and fourth friend have just arrived. I have to sign them in
Hooray – I leave second friend in line to order entrees
Boo – line is now out the door. I join the back of the line thinking by the time everyone figures out what they want, I’ll be near the front.
Hooray – friends decide quickly and join me in the line.
Boo – I have just read that you need to reserve a pork knuckle but ask and you might be lucky. Urgh I better look for a plan B.
Hooray – I squeal with excitement as the cashier tells me that I can order a pork knuckle. I am smiling uncontrollably like I’ve just won the lotto.
Boo – order a dish of spaetzle ($10) and not a side ($4)… probably should have read the back of the menu
Hooray – food arrives in a timely manner and I don’t have to eat one of my friends!
Boo – I ordered a soft drink which usually fills me up and my huge pork knuckle is coming.
Hooray – friends help eat some of the pork knuckle.
Boo – they keep asking if my board is finished as I slowly complete the pork knuckle. It’s not lady, please leave me alone.
Hooray – I’ve finished the whole thing! The bone is very clean
Boo – I didn’t finished the spaetzle
Hooray – I enquiry at the bar why there are some random European goods in the glass cabinet, including some delicious looking Milka flavour I have not tried (chips Ahoy! Cookies 🍪).
Boo – guy behind the bar is wondering what I’m talking about and what the hell Milka is.
Hooray – you can purchase these items!!!!!!
Boo – the guy has to check if there are more Milka bars down stairs, he is unsure if they have any left.
Hooray – I shake my friend’s arm violently as he said there are plenty and asks how many I want. OMG!!!
Boo – I cannot see what the second flavour is as the bars are overlapping and I can only see the non-English writing.
Hooray – a kind lady opens up the cabinet so I can see the second flavour. It’s hazelnut. Yes I think I’ll get that one also.
Boo – no one knows a price of the Milka chocolate 🍫.
Hooray – the lady who saw my excitement about food tells me about German market days. The whole club is filled with German meats and goods. She said I would love it! And yes I would!
Boo – they have just had one and the next one won’t be for a while
Hooray – the Milka bars are at a bargain price. I am ready to live in this German club!
Hooray – I have ripped both packets opened and the chocolate is delicious.
Hooray – I have found out the next market is on the Sunday 10th Sep.
Hooray – I’m feeling like the luckiest girl in the club!
Hooray – I’m looking forward to my next club visit, it will hopefully be before market day.