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    You Can’t Have Their Cake And Eat It Too

    | USA | Food & Drink

    (A family is holding a small birthday party. They bring their own cake and ask me to bring the birthday cake out with their ordered dishes. Now, I’m serving another group of customers.)

    Customer: *points to birthday group* “Can we have what they got?”

    Me: “Sure.”

    (The dishes are prepared and I bring them out to the table.)

    Customer: “You missed the cake.”

    Me: “That was their birthday cake. It isn’t on our menu.”

    Customer: “But you brought it out to them.”

    Me: “Yes, because it was theirs to begin with.”

    Customer: “So, can I have one too?”

    Me: “It isn’t ours. They got it elsewhere.”

    Customer: “I asked for everything they have.”

    Me: “We do not have the cake. It was their own.”

    Customer: “But I want one!”

    (This continues for several minutes, but they aren’t satisfied.)

    Me: *giving up* “Sorry, we are sold out of cakes.”

    Customer: “Why didn’t you just say so?!”