Chutzpah- The Washington DC Experience

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption.

In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish Words

I had a girl’s weekend in DC and we stayed at a very nice hotel. There were six of us so we were unable to fit into one cab. We decided to call the front desk to see if they could get us a van or something so we could all go to dinner in the same vehicle. The person at the front desk said, “you can find your own van!”  We spent the entire weekend laughing if we knew the number to the van company we would have found our own van. We were compensated with free breakfast coupons for their lack of service. If you send a pregnant woman to the front desk to inquire about the lack of service she will usually end up with free food!!!

I was very proud of my Chutzpah the American version when I secured us a reduced rate on our bus tour around the city. This was a wonderful experience. The cost is usually $39.00 a person that includes two days of service. You just hop on and off at the attractions you wish to visit. This was a great option for me because walking in our nation’s capital was against doctor’s orders. I got the passes for $28.00 each. I always say you never know unless you ask. If you are traveling with your family ask for a group rate. The only thing they can say is no.

I also had another funny Chutzpah moment. We went to Perry’s restaurant.  I really wanted to go to the show. We went on Saturday and found out the show was only on Sunday. The menu said Breakfast Tapas so I ordered French toast for $7.50 and an omelet for $7.50. I figure two dishes should be enough since tapas are so small. The waitress took our order and never said anything. Then twenty minutes later two huge plates of food arrive. I mean full size portions. We could not believe it! I have to say I ate every bite. I just couldn’t believe she didn’t warn us that we  ordered two complete breakfast platters each.  It was the best breakfast I  have ever had. I suggest the French toast it was amazing. I would have licked the plate if I was at home. I am currently trying to figure out another trip to Washington DC just for the french toast! Yes, I wrote the restaurant asking for the recipe. You never know unless you ask.

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