Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lunchtime Silliness

Scene: Popular chain restaurant near the office. Heavy business area frequented by many professionals. Lots of wait staff on hand preparing for a busy lunch. It's 11:30, just before the main lunch hour. Grandy and Co-Worker friend are having a serious lunch.

Cast: Grandy, Co-Worker Friend (CWF), Freaky Waitress (Freaky)

Grandy and CWF have just ordered their meals and within 5 minutes, the fun ensues.

Freaky: Can I get you ladies anything else?

Grandy: Nope, we're good thanks!

Freaky: Great!! Well, please let me know if I can get you anything else.

CWF: We will, thank you.

Freaky: Great!!

...two minutes go by...

Freaky: How are you ladies doing? Alright? Can I get you anything?

Grandy & CWF: ::blank stares at eachother::

Grandy: Thanks, we're good.

Freaky: GREAT!!

...another two minutes goes by...Grandy and CWF are huddled talking about personal things.

Freaky: ::just appearing:: Aren't you girls thirsty? You're not drinking very much?

::blank stares::

CWF: Well, we're fine. Thank you.

Freaky: GREAT!! Be sure to let me know if I can get you anything!

Grandy: Will do.

...about 5 minutes goes by this time...

Freaky: How are you ladies doing? Can I get you anything?! How is everything?

Grandy: Really? Maybe our lunch? Maybe? If it's ready of course.

Freaky: Oh that! It should be out any minute.

Grandy: Alrighty then. Thanks!!

...2 minutes...Lunch arrives (delivered by someone else).

Freaky: (literally before Grandy gets her first bite in) How is everything? Good? Is it good? Can I get you anything else?!

::blank stares...almost as if we're looking for the candid camera::

Grandy: I think we're okay, but we haven't tried it yet.

Freaky stands there...waiting...staring...watching first bite.

Freaky: Well? How is it? It's good, huh? It looks real good.

Grandy: (with mouth full) Uh-Hmmm.

Freaky: Can I get you anything else?

Grandy: (still chewing and shaking head) Uh-mmm.

By now Grandy is already seeing a Saturday Night Live skit being played out in front of her. CWF is astonished at the enthusiasm of Freaky. There were at least 4 more visits from Freaky before we could even make a significant dent in our meals. It was a strange

...end of the meal...need the sign of freaky.

Where was she? She was off stalking another table.

It took 20 minutes to get the check...from someone else...but the entertainment value was well worth it.

Oh! And did Grandy mention Freaky looked just like this?

This is one thing I love about having this blog. I can find the humor in most things.



Mike Golch said...

Grandy,this works for me.I hope you had a great weekend!

phd in yogurtry said...

Oh those wait staff. They have radars that detect serious, romantic, and/or tension laden conversations. G.O. A.W.A.Y.

And yes, when it's time to check out? They disappear. Argh.

Katie said...

I can't STAND freaky wait staff. Really get's on my nerves. You were much more polite than I would have been.

Suzanne said...

Lovely! When you didn't need her, she was there-then when you did, she disappeared!

wrekehavoc said...

it's gotta be some kind of murphy's law of restaurants.

Persnickety Ticker said...

I laughed coffee out mah nose at this one!

I have so had this happen to me! I guess Freaky gets around!

Christina said...

Freaky has a brother - Dimbulb - who works at a restaurant near me. We are actually bummed if we are not seated in his section because he is SO worth the entertainment value!

BeeDancer said...

This story is a little creepy for me...Hovering waitstaff makes me nervous about the's like they're waiting to see if you're poisoned or something

Mariuca said...

Grandy!! Is that pic from Superstar? He he he I loved that movie, I was LOL the whole time! :):):)

Mariuca said...

Thanks for sharing this funny episode, some ppl just try too hard to please! Did u leave her a big tip? ;)

storyteller said...

Freaky indeed ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Travis said...

I think they go to special school where they learn the fine art of asking you how everything is just as you're working on a giant bite of food.

Momisodes said...

You know those signs you hang on the outside hotel room doors for privacy?

Why don't they have those for restaurant tables?

Grandy said...

Mike~ I did, thanks!

Phd~ She was almost stalker like.

Katie~ HA! I want to know how you would have been.

Suzanne~ Story of my life.

Wreke~ No doubt.

Persnickity~ She gets around...the old-fashioned way.

Grandy said...

Christina~ Oh I want to meet Dimbulb now!!

BeeDancer~ Dang it! Now I'm going to be nervous.

Mariuca~ It IS Superstar! :)

Storyteller~ Thanks for stopping by!

Travis~ OH I know the school you speak of. Been there...done that.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad you weren't in a hurry. Waiters like that drive me nuts.

Grandy said...

Jenn~ NO DOUBT!!