Wednesday, November 22, 2006
ARE YOU BEING SERVED?...
Maitre d' at The Wolseley: Good afternoon Madam, how may I help you?
Me: Hello, I'll just sit in the salon there because I'm waiting for a friend.
Him: May I take your name?
Me: Oh, I don't have a reservation, I'm just waiting for a friend.
Him: And what is his or her name?
Me: Oh, he doesn't have a reservation either.
Him: *exasperated* If you give me his name I will be able to direct him to you.
Me: Oh, he's called Benjamin Braddock.
Him: And your name is?
Me: My name is Bonnie Parker.
He shows me to a table. I am still perplexed about the necessity of the name thing. I await *Benjamin...Another customer is shown to the table where the rest of his party are.
Maitre d': *Jubilantly in booming voice* MONSIEUR . HAS . ARRIVED!