Friday, April 6, 2012
We don't get out much apparently
After we waited in line behind an old guy who looked like the cartoon old guy in the movie "Up", Joe was in a sudden quandry because the old man's name just happened to be "Joe" too. Which isn't a problem for the rest of the world, but that throws Joe when we go to places that ask your name for your order. I don't know why.
"May I have your name, sir?" the gal asks Joe after he places our order.
"Uh. Well. Uh. I can't use my name, 'Joe', because that old guy's name is 'Joe' too and then everyone will be confused. Well....he will be, I mean." he ridiculously explains while the girl just looks at him like he is an idiot.
"Yeahhhhh, right, Joe. It's you who is gonna be confused" I point out.
"No, it's not. Either way, now I'm gonna have to make up a name."
"Seriously? You are gonna MAKE UP a name at Panera Bread? What? So nobody steals your sammich?" I'm cracking up.
"Yeah. Okay.....uh....I'll go with Tom. My name is 'Tom'" he says all proud-like.
"Oh, that's great," I laugh, " and when they call 'Tom', you're gonna be all like 'Hey! Where's my damn sammich and soup. I ordered it hours ago!"
"No, I'm not. That's ridiculous."
"You're ridiculous." I'm saying as Em is just wishing we could have eaten at home. And the girl at the counter is waiting on us to decide what name we are gonna go by to get our dinner.
Who started this name stuff anyway? Why can't we just use the numbers like the old days? It was so much easier to be a number, wasn't it?
Well, it was for Tom anyway. Criminy.