Sunday, February 18, 2007

Why We Don't Usually Eat at Bars: A Conversation at the Herkimer

Judy: Hmm. I guess I'll have a coffee - wait, do you have skim milk?
Waiter: Sorry, ma'am, we don't have any milk.
Judy: No milk?
Waiter: No. We don't have any milk.
Judy: Well, what if I just wanted a glass of milk on the side? Could I just order a glass of milk?
Waiter (maintaining admirable patience): No. We don't serve milk.
Judy: What kind of a restaurant doesn't have milk?
Waiter (glancing meaningfully towards the bar): Well, we could give you a shot of tequilla.

Judy (many times throughout the meal and again whenever we mention the Herkimer throughout the week): No milk. I just can't believe that a restaurant doesn't have milk.

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