My response to Mad-Lib 11
Food x 5
Number x 5
Body part x 2
The Customer is Always Right
Aime loved people, and she loved her job, but she loathed one particular customer who came in every Sunday morning. No matter what she offered, none of the other servers would take the grumpy old man. She could tell that he was in an exceptionally foul mood today. He sat in the booth so hard, the whole paper shook. It probably didn’t like him hitting it any more than she liked him dancing her leg, but it was all part of the job and he was the only one that acted like that.
“Good morning, Bill. Your usual?”
“Have I ever ordered anything other than seven slices dry whole wheat toast, five eggs over easy, nine fried eggs, two slices of bacon, and four sausage links? You dim bulb!”
“Coming right up,” she watched with a smile.
There was no reason to write the order down, she simply told the cook, “Bill’s here” and he knew what Bill wanted. This time though, Frank was determined to fix Bill’s attitude once and for all.
“Bill’s order is up,” Frank said.
Aime looked at the plate in confusion, then glared at Frank. “Seriously? What are you trying to do to me?”
“Go on, just do it.”
Against her better judgement, she took out the plate of bananas and set it in front of Bill.
“What’s wrong with you!” he screamed. “I didn’t order that!”
“Oh, sorry. Must have made a mistake.”
She took the plate back to the kitchen where Frank was giggling. He handed Aime another plate with cookies. Again, it was sent back. Noodles. Sent back. Yogurt. Sent back. Fries. Sent back. Everyone was getting a kick out of this, except for Bill.
“If I don’t get my meal!” he screamed from his seat.
Frank walked out to Bill’s table and leaned in close, so the other customers couldn’t hear him. “You’ll what?”
“Why, I oughta!”
“I’m sure Grandma would love to know where you’ve been spending every Sunday morning for the last five years,” Bill said. “Maybe I should call her.”
Frank returned to the kitchen and prepared Bill’s order. He watched as Aime took the plate out to him. To her shock, Bill tipped his face and said, “Thank you, Miss.”
Frank was laughing in the kitchen.
“What’d you say to him?” Aime and the other servers wanted to know.
“I threatened to sick Grandma on him.”
Everyone was heard laughing all the way from the kitchen.