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  • One should not choose to be a waitress if a customer ordering the breakfast special without gravy on the biscuit is confusing to you. You also might consider a different career choice if two people ordering the same thing but cooked differently is a foreign concept.


    Whaddaya want to drink?

    A Coke, please.

    Really? With breakfast??

    Yes. What does the country ham special include?

    Ummmm. (look at ceiling and concentrate hard) Ham, biscuit and gravy, homestyle potatoes, two eggs.

    Okay. Can I have that without the gravy, please, and with the eggs well-scrambled.

    So you don't want gravy with your biscuit, right?

    No gravy.

    So you want the eggs?

    Yes. Scrambled.




    Yes. No gravy.

    No gravy? So you want the special? (perplexed look)

    Yes, just without gravy,

    Oh, okay. No gravy?


    The special?


    Exchange overheard at next table where a man with his elderly father are seated:

    Mornin'. Want coffee?


    Know what ya want?

    We both want the "Build your own" breakfast. I want mine with three eggs scrambled, sausage, and biscuit and gravy. He wants the same thing with his eggs over easy. Dad, you want links or patties?

    Links. I don't want three eggs.

    I want patties. I'll eat one of your eggs if you don't want it. Can we get one of his eggs scrambled and the other two over easy?

    What? Huh?

    Can one of his eggs be scrambled?

    He wants scrambled?

    Just one. The other two over easy.

    He wants sausage and eggs, and a biscuit?

    Yes, but with one of his eggs scrambled and he wants sausage links.


    Oh, forget it, just bring his over easy.

    And you want what?

    The same thing, but scrambled with sausage patties.

    So you all want eggs, sausage, and biscuit and gravy?

    Yes. Mine scrambled, his over easy. Mine with patties.

    One scrambled, one over easy?


    Well, okay. Who wanted links?


    So he wants links and you want patties?


    You need more coffee?

    Not yet.

    (Turn and start to walk away. Turn back) You want eggs, sausage, and biscuit with gravy, right?

    Sure. Why not?

    It'll be out in a minute.

    (Somehow I doubt it)

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