Sunday, February 04, 2007

Giving credit where credit is due.

We've all heard the phrase, "going the extra mile," but what happens when the extra mile just isn't enough?

Sequins happen.

What was intended to be a routine lunch trip turned into a invaluable life lesson. A lesson that I now hold very near and dear to my heart. Sure, the owners of this Taco Time eatery on 800 South and State could have stuck to the interior design standards set by the corporate offices, but they chose to blaze their own trail. A trail that apparently involved a lot of home crafts, sewing, custom metal work and need to use virtually every color possible. Surely, a trail of dedication and passion.

Now, no trail worth blazing has ever been easy. And such is the case with this one. It seems that somewhere along the way, they became delusional. Perhaps lost. Maybe even scared. I can almost see the looks on their faces when they put the finishing touches on their sequin centerpiece, only to discover they had spelled "TACO TIHE." Oh, the devastation. But here's the real kicker. They didn't let that stop them. No, they forged ahead. They got creative. They turned that blasted H into a blessed M. Standing back to admire, I'm sure they thought proudly, "You can't even tell it's not a real M."

So it is with my head held high that I salute you, Taco Time on 800 South and State. You are an inspiration to anyone who wants to make their mark in this world.


Blogger ~j. said...

Did they use a bedazzler for that?

12:38 AM

Blogger more caffeine, please said...

I miss that Taco Time!

10:10 AM

Blogger HabbenINK said...

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9:24 PM

Anonymous Rob Atkinson said...

Ahh, Steve, it appears that you have found what Jason Bagley and I referred to as The Taco Miracle. One of our favorite spots to rendezvous in SLC.

5:55 PM

Blogger c jane said...

I know I am late here but that Taco Time has been a source of many romantic dinners between me and the spouse. We look to that Taco Time with inspiration and joy. Love that they give you papers and magazines to read. I could go on...
Thanks for this blog.
Lemons at the salsa bar...okay I'll stop.

1:32 PM


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