The following interaction was overheard yesterday at one of my favorite places to eat, while I waited for a table:
Host: "Yes ma'am, how many in your party?"
Lady: "3 of us and them." She said this as she pointed to more adults and children coming
in the door.
Host: He silently watches the arriving new group, which was a whole passel of people in blurried motion trying to come completely inside, take off their coats and say "Hello" to each other, as the children were all scurrying around the entrance, greeting and touching each other.
He waits a bit, then he tries again.
Host: "OK, yes ma'am, how many in your party?"
Lady: "Well, 3 of us and them." She says it this time while taking her pointy finger and doing air circles around the 2 groups.
Host: "So, how many will that be?"
Lady: "Well....3...of...us.........which...includes...him......(pointing to the boy looking at the jukebox)......a n d....them." She says this while deliberately pausing and speaking slower so that maybe the Host will understand this time, all the while using her ever increasing in size, air circles.
The host walked away with his clipboard and didn't try again.
I wonder if they got any food.
Made me chuckle.
God Bless the restaurant workers.
Thanks for being here.