At one of the law firms where I worked, we were slaves to the time clock. Lunch hour meant if you took 61 minutes, you’d be in big trouble. Luckily, there were enough restaurants nearby that getting back in time wasn’t usually a problem. But about once a month, we all banded together and went somewhere further down the road. We figured if we all came back late, we’d be less likely to get in trouble.
So, on this one day in particular, we went to Denny’s. (Not my idea of good food, but being the only vegetarian in the group, I was often outvoted anyway.) We got a big, round table to accommodate all twelve of us, and I ordered French fries and a grilled cheese sandwich with my Coke.
A short while later, the server brought us all our food and drinks. I ate some of my fries then went to take a drink of soda. However, when I lifted my glass, it was stuck to the table. I pulled a little harder when suddenly I was wearing the bit of Coke that didn’t land in my sandwich! No, I did not spill it on myself. This is the weird part… The bottom of the glass was still stuck to the table! The rest of it crumbled in my hand! The only reason I can figure was that the glass was still warm from the dishwasher, and the ice made it crack, and the condensation made it stick to the table.
At any rate, by the time they remade my food, everyone else was ready to go, and I didn’t get to eat mine because our boss absolutely prohibited food being brought back from lunch. Oh, well. But at least I got a funny story to take away with me that day.
Now it’s your turn: Have you ever had a glass explode on you in a restaurant? Have you ever had to send your meal back and wait while everyone else at your table eats theirs?