Vera's Rocks

Gourmet hamburger officianados coming to Vancouver, BC have got to make a stop at Vera's Burger Shack. 

Here's the link:

No, I am not an employee.  I work close by, and will stop in for a soft drink (one of my weaknesses) fairly often.

Not everyone will think this is setting a good example.  I'm using it (and giving Vera's a little free advertising) to illustrate my point of quality over quantity. 

I knew before I tried their food -- the very first time I walked in, in fact -- that Vera's serves one of the best damned burgers in Metro Vancouver.  When I finally did spend my hard-earned dollars there, I wasn't disappointed, either.  It is sooooooooo goooooooooood!  The place rocks!

I've eaten there just once, so far.  It's fantastic, yes.  It's also expensive.  The cost for one good meal at Vera's would probably buy two at McDonald's.  But I would rather purchase from Vera's, and get value for my money, instead of . . . well, you know.

On my measley budget I seldom get to choose top quality.  I live in a rooming house, where practically all of my furniture, clothes, and outlets for entertainment (T.V., CD player, computer, etc.) are second-hand.  Yet the music and web-sites I enjoy (like EP), and the few shows I watch, reflect and compliment my taste and who I am; not what is trendy or popular, so I'll fit in. 

The people I choose to spend time with value me for who I am.  I don't feel inferior, need to prove myself, or be anyone other than who I am, to enjoy my time with them.  They accept who I am, as I am.  There aren't too many of them, either, not real friends.  But I'd rather walk with them than get swept up in a crowd of star-gazing fans, or collect things just because they're "in" and popular.  I want to be with the people and things that have value and support who I am.  I don't have the time to do otherwise.

UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
4 Responses Jun 6, 2009

Nice:) Where Do I Sign Up.

Thank-you for your positive feedback, NowSure. I'm glad you're my friend.

If you ever come to Vancouver, B.C., we'll make a date of it. I'll warn you, you may end up wanting to come back for the food more than the company. I hope not, though!

Damn!! That hamburger looks REALLY good!! Now I am hungry LOL ... and it sounds even better with grilled mushrooms .. yummy :) I think it is really important that you spend time with people who like you for who you are and NOT what they can do for you or what they can give you. That is a GREAT lesson that I really wish more people could learn .. great story .. and some fries and a diet coke ... yummmy *grrr*