[ Daily Joke ]
Joke for 09/21/18
Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed that the
waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little
When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I noticed he also had a spoon
in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around saw that all the staff had spoons
in their pockets.
When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, "Why the spoon?"
"Well, "he explained, "the restaurant's owners hired Andersen
Consulting to revamp all our processes. After several months of analysis, they
concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It represents
a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel
are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and
save 15 man-hours per shift."
As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it with
his spare. "I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead
of making an extra trip to get it right now."
I was impressed. I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the
waiter's fly. Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string
hanging from their flies.
So before he walked off, I asked the waiter, "Excuse me, but can you tell
me why you have that string right there?"
"Oh, certainly!" Then he lowered his voice. "Not everyone is
so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save
time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of you know what, we can
pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening
the time spent in the restroom by 76.39 percent.
I asked "After you get it out, how do you put it back?"
"Well," he whispered, "I don't know about the others, but I
use the spoon."