Thursday, March 25, 2010

What else can you say?

Tonight, at work, I brought a bottle of Savignon blanc to a table of businessmen. As I presented the bottle and began to uncork it, I noticed that the men hadn't quite finished the glasses of beer they had ordered earlier in the meal.

Me: Just to let you gentlemen know, I'm technically not supposed to serve you a second drink when you have one unfinished in front of you. I can uncork this wine, leave it on the table and leave you to do what you want with it, but I can't actually pour it for you.
Guest 1: Really, since when?
Me: (Pulling the cork from the bottle.)That's been the rule at least as long as I've been here... it's true for a lot of restaurants in Massachusetts. (Placing the bottle into an ice bucket on the table.) Some establishments don't follow the rule too carefully, but we're pretty strict about it here. I think there's actually a law about it
Guest 2: (Rolling his eyes.) Yeah, and there's also a law in some states that says you can't have sex unless it's in the missionary position.
Me: Um... yes... we're pretty strict about that here, too. If you're going to have sex in our restaurant, we do request that you do it in the missionary position.

Thankfully, at that point, all three of the men chuckled and I was able to make my escape.


Noel said...

For what it's worth, I would have laughed really hard.

Miss Kolleen said...

i would have said, WELL YOU CAN TELL ME WHEN YOU WANT YOUR WINE POURED ASSFACE then i would have huffily walked away, which is why I dont work in the food industry biz