Last week, I was attending a dinner with some coworkers and a few guests, in advance of an important meeting the next day. One of my coworkers identified as having a nut-allergy, so the waiter was careful to point out which items had nuts, which didn’t, and which could be ordered without them. The person who made the dinner reservations, had ordered some appetizers for the group. The waiter brought out two of them and announced:
“We have some fried Calamari with cherry peppers and some braised Brussels Sprouts. The problem with the Brussels Sprouts is that they include pistachios.”
To which one of the guests responded:
“No, the problem with the Brussels Sprouts is that they include Brussels Sprouts.”
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