Wednesday, September 26, 2007
You walk in, take your seat and peruse the menu. You see a pasta dish that looks particularly good so you order it. When it arrives, you notice that there are peas in the dish. You don't like peas. You'd complain, but really, you probably just missed that little word in the description. You dig into the pasta, carefully avoiding the peas. It tastes good. It tastes so good that you finish all of it and soak up the remaining sauce with your bread. All that's left on the plate are the peas. The waitress arrives to clear your plate. "Uh-oh," she says. "You didn't read the fine print, did you?" she asks, smiling. You reply, "Why, what do you mean?" The waitress says, "I'm sorry but for every pea left on the plate, you need to pay for with one of your teeth." Then she adds, "Or you could just eat them."