Monday, May 21, 2012
I Ordered the Salad
I am taking the order for this 6 top.
The lady says what I thought was Sirloin Dungeness Dinner. I repeat it back to her while writing it down. I ask her how she wants her steak cooked. She answers medium then I say okay medium. What kind of potato would you like with that? She says a baked potato. Okay I say.
Then I proceed with the rest of the table.
For her I bring out the melted butter and finger bowl. She doesn't say anything.
The food comes out and we are putting the Sirloin Dungeness entree in front of her and she quips, Oh I ordered the Crab and Shrimp Salad....
Now do you think perhaps she might have caught on when I asked how she liked her steak cooked? Or what kind of potato? Or maybe when the finger bowl and warm butter was put in front of her?
Or maybe everywhere she has been they have asked how she likes her cold salad cooked???
Apparently it must have been someone who looked exactly like her whom I took the order from..
I have to say that will probably never happen again in my life time when someone gave me a totally different order than what they wanted despite me repeating back everything.
That was bizarre....
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