They Require A Prawn-Out Explanation

, , , | Right | August 22, 2017

(There has been a disease outbreak amongst a lot of prawn suppliers around the world. Because of Australia’s strict bio-security laws, the government bans all imports of prawns into the country until further notice, to prevent the disease crippling the local populations. Of course, this has left a lot of businesses without prawns to serve. My family are regulars at one of the local Italian cuisine restaurants. Our server is lovely, and has a sharp sense of humour which leads to a number of amusing interactions. She has already explained why there are no prawns available, but that two dishes that contain a variety of seafood are still on the menu, just without the prawns.)

Dad: “I’ll have the spaghetti marinara, please.”

Server: “Not a problem, sir, but just to remind you that there will not be any prawns in it due to disease outbreak.”

Dad: “Do you honestly get people who kick up a fuss about not having prawns after you’ve explicitly told them why?”

Server: “At least one a shift, sir. Makes me wonder if they’re listening to me.”

(Our food eventually arrives and we start eating. About five minutes later our server comes to check on us.)

Server: “How is everything so far?”

Dad: *with a serious expression* “I’m really disappointed. There’s no prawns in my meal.”

(It takes a moment for the server to catch on that he is kidding, and then she promptly cracks up.)

Server: *grinning* “Tell you what, sir, how about I get them for you to go as a doggy bag? I’ll provide the empty box, and you can jump in the marina and catch them for yourself?”

(The entire table cracked up laughing. Needless to say, she made our night!)

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