Friday, April 29, 2016
I Did Not Order That!
My co-workers and I had to go in for a meeting at work. It was not at our regular work time but we were paid for it. There were hours to go before time to report for work.
Instead of going straight home we decided to have lunch. It was not often we took the opportunity to get together outside of the job.
There was a nice little diner that we would go to for breakfast once in a while. The service was good and the prices were reasonable. All we wanted was a place to eat and gossip.
About six of us were there. We were able to pull a couple of tables together so we could all hear what we were talking about. That was the purpose of the lunch.
Rather than order a breakfast I ordered a salad because of the time of day. I love salad. It is almost impossible to ruin a salad.
We sat and discussed the meeting first. Then the topics turned to family and other things we were experiencing. Before the food arrived we sipped at the soft drinks we had been served.
The conversation slowed a bit when the food was served. In between bites we were busy making each other laugh. We were actually getting quite silly.
My salad was good. I took another bite as we talked. When I bit down on a green bean I thought it was strange that a green bean had found its way into the salad. But I like green beans so I was not upset.
Then I realized the green bean had something wrong with it. It was extremely tough.
I knew I would have to delicately remove it from my mouth. I lifted my napkin to my mouth and gently deposited the green bean into the napkin.
Boy was I shocked!! It was not a green bean after all. It was a cigarette filter!
I called the waitress over and explained the problem. They offered to bring me a fresh salad. Somehow I lost my taste for salad that day. I paid for my lunch and went home.
No they did not say I did nnot have to pay for it. I guess the apology was all I would get. That was fine. But I never went back.