Thursday, 29 September 2011
Picture a cafe on the fringes of Exmoor. Beautiful situation, strange proprietor.
Customer : "I see you have ham egg and chips?"
Waiter : "Yes"
Customer : "I don't eat ham - may I just have egg and chips please?"
Waiter : "It's ham egg and chips."
Customer : "I know - I don't mind paying the full price - just leave out the ham."
Waiter : "We don't do that - it's ham egg and chips."
Customer : "I'm willing to pay for the ham - just leave off my plate."
Waiter : "We can't - it's ham egg and chips - we don't do it without the ham."