According to the caption, it was the couple’s first date night after being locked down in COVID quarantine for more than three months, only to have the magical evening destroyed by lack of dairy toppings.
“My wife, date night after three+ months locked up on quarantine. Waiting for shredded cheese as it’s the only way she can eat fajitas,” Jason tweeted.
“We’ve asked four people, going on 18 minutes now. We gotta quit blaming COVID-19 for crappy service.”
The accompanying pic showed said wife staring forlornly into the mid-distance, the cheese-less fajita left unrolled, uneaten, untouched.
If Jason was hoping for some sympathy, or perhaps a refund from Mi Cocina, he came to the wrong place.
While his original tweet was quickly deleted, preserved screengrabs quickly went viral.
i’m sorry the servers risking their lives to bring your wife some shredded cheese are taking too long, brad. maybe they’re overwhelmed by having to bring people shredded cheese during a global pandemic that is killing more people than world war 1.
In a series of follow up tweets, Jason revealed his wife did not know about the photo or the post, and she wasn’t too pleased to discover she had become the latest internet sensation.
When a follower predicted the wife was going to “kick his ass up and down the sidewalk.” when she found out about her viral fame, Jason replied: “100% true, not a good morning in my house.”
He also revealed he and his wife were regulars of seven years at the restaurant, and made a point of asking why it was okay to drag a company in a bad Yelp review, but not on Twitter.
While the majority of tweets were gentle-to-firm ribbing over privilege, Jason claimed some began to attack his children.
2) that’s not white privilege or entitlement. It’s going to a restaurant, anywhere, & ordering something how you want it & paying for that. Because COVID are we just not allowed to eat out, order & expect what we want? C’mon now.
In the end, he used altruistically his newfound wisdom to warn a fellow Twitter complainer of the dangers of the practice:
Hi Justin. Were sorry to hear that your salad bar was not prepared correctly. Please respond with the deli location that you visited and a good form of contact for you, so that someone from our management team is able to reach out.