Last week, I had a bowl of clam chowder at the restaurant whose bar I like to visit. Their chowder is excellent and there’s something about hot soup on a cold day that makes everything better. When I was finished, the bartender took the empty bowl away and quipped, “I see you hated it.”
We had a good laugh, but it reminded me of a funny waiter about 30 years ago.
A coworker and I had suffered through a miserable meeting one morning. We decided to have lunch at a restaurant on the lower level of our building. This restaurant ran a daily special and one of the entrees that day was roast beef, twice baked potatoes and gravy. If ever you needed something after a horrible morning meeting, it’s something with gravy.
We ate, we drank, and we laughed. The roast beef special was wonderful, and the gravy was so good that I mopped it up with those potatoes after I had finished the meat. The waiter came up to our table, and in a manner reminiscent of the best snooty butler you can remember from the movies, addressed us with,
“Can I get anyone anything else, another drink, some dessert, a squeegee?”
He was looking at me as he finished.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. And, given the time of the year, it is also part of Just-Jot-January. If you have a one-liner, I encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.