Friday, May 23, 2008

All That and a Bag Thereof

Neighbors Rusty and Kath have recently added Kath's father to their household. Pops is an English WWII vet whose circumstances have recently required him to relocate to Rusty and Kath's house. On Saturday, Rusty called and told me that Pops was craving fish and chips, but Rusty couldn't think of a place to get it that was a) close, and b) provided carry-out service.

I suggested Small Town Restaurant. STR version 1 was a long-time fixture of downtown Small Town. I think it opened around 1910, and it lasted until about 2001. It shut down, changed ownership, reinvented itself as a sports bar/restaurant, and reopened in about 2004. Well, the new owners did the work, but you get the idea.

The new theme seems to be loosely based on Hooters. All of the wait staff that I've seen consists of 18-24 year old women between 5'2 and 5'5 who have a BMI of about 19 and wear solid-color tight t-shirts. The owner looks a lot like this guy, just to give you an idea of the atmosphere.

Anyway, Rusty called them, and this dialogue occurred.

STR Rep: Thank you for calling Small Town Restaurant, how may I help you?

Rusty: Hi. I was wondering if you have fish and chips.

STR Rep: Ummmm.... We have nachos.

Rusty: Oooooooooh-kaaaaaaay. Do you have anything with fish on the menu?

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