Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oh, Waiter ...

Couple at a nearby table order drinks and dinner and are talking normally. She orders a second glass of wine and becomes increasingly animated. The waiter comes by and asks about dessert. She asks about the vanilla bean creme brulee, to which the waiter responds that it's a custard dish, topped with sugar and flamed to create a crispy top. "May I get that for you, ma'am?"

"No, I mean what do they do with the vanilla beans?"

The waiter is somewhat perplexed but answers that the vanilla creates the flavor. "Would you be interested in that?"

In a rising voice interspersed with giggles, she says, "No, no, no, no! I was just ASKING about it! It doesn't mean I want to ORDER it!!"

The confused waiter stood there for a moment and then walked away, apparently not knowing exactly where he should try to take this conversation from here.