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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Slater

Story of the Month: Dining Out

The well-dressed gentleman sat at the table by the windows. He had just finished a wonderful six-course meal.

Accompanied by the finest wines and an after-dinner aperitif. The waiter had found him to be a diner with specific tastes, assertive but not obnoxious.

As he finished his drink, he motioned for the waiter to come over and made an unexpected request, he asked to speak to the Manager. The waiter asked if something was the matter and the gentleman assured him the meal and the service had been impeccable, but that he needed to speak with the Manager.

When the Manager came over, he asked the same question as the waiter and received the same answer.

The gentleman asked the Manager if he remembered him from the last time he had dined there.

The Manager, searching his memory, said “No sir, I’m sorry, I don’t remember you.”

The gentleman said, “It was about a year ago that I dined here. After a wonderful dinner there was a problem when I didn’t have the funds to pay the bill. Then you had me thrown out of the restaurant into the gutter like a common bum.”

The Manager stammered “I’m sorry that that happened Sir, but you can understand my position and why I had to have that done.”

With a gentle wave of dismissal, the gentleman said “I fully understand your position then, think no more about it. But, I’m afraid I’ll have to trouble you again.”

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