Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Restaurant

I picked up the menu card. The first page said ‘For Gents’. A bit odd, but you never know with these upscale restaurants.
“Can I have My Youth Back?”
“A bit late for it, sir. We don’t serve it after 5 PM.”
“How about My Fair Lady?”
“Out of stock, sir. We don’t compromise on quality and all the good ones are taken.”
“Can I have It All?”
“I am afraid, you flipped over to ‘For Ladies’ page, sir.”
“Oh right. Well, I’ll have two of What He Is Having."
“We can’t serve two of that, sir; defeats the purpose.”
“To hell with this menu. Why don’t you being me any salad and we just get over with it.”
“The Food-section is upstairs, sir.”
“And what section is this?”
“Silly Desires”
“But why do you list the items as dishes?”
“Sir, it’s a clever signifier for wishes.”
“I wish I had never come here.”
“Sir, before you leave, here is something for you. It’s the most recommended dessert from our menu.”
“What is it called?”
“Sir, Be Careful What You Wish For

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Usual

So this guy walks into this pub. With swagger and all.

Looks around. Three chicks drinking. None good enough for him.

Goes straight to the bar.

“The usual.” He says checking his watch. It’s 4:58 PM.

Bartender gives him the glass with a nod of bitter familiarity.

He empties the glass in a single gulp and walks out. No payment needed.

Checks the watch again. Has the smile of a conquerer.

5PM is always the right time to have your fifth glass of water.