Sunday, August 21, 2011

Being Served
Last week, we took some friends to a new Indian restaurant, 'Muthu's Place,' and noticed that the Indian waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket.
It seemed a little strange.. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the Indian staff had spoons in their pockets.
When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?'
'Well, 'he explained, 'the restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil.
It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'
As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now..'
I was impressed.
I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the Indian waiter's fly.
Looking around, I saw that all of the Indian waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?'
'Oh, certainly!' Then the Indian waiter lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant.
That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.'
I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you put it back?'
'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon.'

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.


Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbour and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table. 'Young man, we're both 90 years old, ' the husband said ..'We may not have 45 minutes.' They were seated immediately.


Zuzana said...

Thank you for making me laugh on this gloomy Monday morning.;))
Hope yours is great as well,

Gattina said...

Haha ! and you are surrounded by devils !

Akelamalu said...

Loved the funnies today, thanks for the laughs. :)

Guess what the word verification is..........


Better is Possible said...

Thanks for the laugh. It's Monday, it's raining - I needed the chuckle.

George said...

Thanks for the chuckles, but I don't think I'll visit that restaurant. Your bit of wisdom for men and dogs is right on.

A Lady's Life said...

gattina = you are right lol
they are friendly lol

A Lady's Life said...

george - if its any consolation I love dogs too lol

A Lady's Life said...

thanks guys - last night was very hot and with the rain today i feel like singing in the rain
but we have so much rain.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these laughs!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

These are such fun .. where do these stories come from?! Cheers and thanks Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

welcome hilary