I often like to blog when I find funny circumstances in public places. Take for example, my lunch today.
There were four of us at a popular downtown restaurant. The three women ordered salads. We were deep in conversation about ways to help with a charity we’re working on when a waitress came by with our food. She said, “Chopped salad?”
We sat for a second, trying to remember who ordered what.
Before anyone spoke up, she yelled, “CHOPPED SALAD!!” so loudly we all jumped a little. A friend just grabbed the salad and the waitress slammed down the remaining food on the table.
Needless to say, we were stunned, especially since the three people I was lunching with were all in the hospitality industry and some had worked in the restaurant business for years.
My friend looked at me and joked, “Did we do something to offend her?”
The thing is, this was our first interaction with her, so that really wasn’t possible, and even if it were, what would we have had to do to make her yell at us like that?
One of the other members at the lunch table said he would have fired her on the spot.
Now, despite the delicious food that I’m enjoying as a snack right now, I don’t know that I’d go back there.