Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jeitinho Strikes Again

This picture is my own fabulous photography. Mad skills, I know.

So we went to Plebeu in Botafogo for lunch today. AMAZING food! Anyway, I totally forgot that they don't have highchairs.  Why, I'm not sure.  So we were at a loss for a moment. How were we going to enjoy the holiness of their divine Picanha with a wiggly toddler on our laps.

That's when genius hit!  On our way upstairs, we passed the stacks of plastic chairs they use outside. Since the place wasn't full enough to stick people on the sidewalk, the chairs were just hanging out in a corner.

When approached about the chair stacking/highchair making plan, the waiter was not impressed. It had so been done before.  Still, we feel pretty damn smart.

So 5 plastic chairs later and the tiny toddler had his own place at the table.

Gold Star for creativity! 


  1. Rachel,

    You hit the nail on the head, you have truly incorporated the "Brazilian" spirit.
    I have seen many people misunderstand the "Jeitinho" Brasileiro for "corruption" or breaking the law and that notion couldn't be further from the truth.
    There is corruption and people breaking the law everywhere, why call it Brazilian?
    "Jeitinhho" is the creative way to solve problems, what you did with the chairs is a PERFECT example of the true "jeitinho" Brasileiro.
    Way to go! ;)


  2. I think its the camera. You and your mom are out eating and drinking in the sun while your poor father is back in Maryland working hard in 50 degree weather (a temporary heat wave), eating frozen foods cooked in the microwave.

  3. All the more reason for you to come for Christmas