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    A Couple Of Weighty Requests

    | Payson, AZ, USA |

    (Because I was tied up with other tables, my manager kindly seated and provided drinks for an older couple in my section.)

    Me: “Hello, sorry for the wait. I see you already have menus and drinks, is there anything else I can get you?”

    Husband: “Well, [manager] suggested we try this beer and it’s fabulous! It has a funny name though, I can’t remember it.”

    (I notice the orange slice on the glass and identify the beer as a Hefeweizen.)

    Me: “That is a hefeweizen, sir. They are very tasty.”

    Husband: “No, that’s not it. It was something else.”

    Me: “Hefeweizens are commonly served with citrus, I’m sure that is a hefeweizen.”

    Husband: “No, it wasn’t that. It was something German. Hoffenschneider?”

    Wife: “No, it was something like hoffenweizer.”

    Husband: “That might be it!”

    Me: “It is German, it’s called a hefeweizen.”

    Husband: “No, you’re wrong. Go get your manager, she knows.”

    (Several minutes later I overhear my manager attempting to explain to the couple how to pronounce “Hefeweizen.” She eventually gives up and says, “Just say ‘Hef’.” I return to the couple shortly after my manager leaves.)

    Me: “Did [manager] clear up the confusion for you?”

    Husband: “Oh yes! It certainly is a strange name. We’d like two more heifers, please!”