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"Everybody Wants Their Money's Worth"
posted April 12, 2007 @3:49p
 
Embarrassment isn't something I experience very often. But I can't say the same for people who make the decision to be near me... Although, a good sign that you've known me for awhile is your lack of embarrassment when the situation calls for it, and that sign was revealed today my lunch companions.

We visited a fancier-than-normal restaurant for lunch. I ordered patpong green curry beef and eggplant, made with coconut milk and basil. It may not sound very appetizing, but it's amazing. There's something about the sauce that's just... unbelievable. It's so good. In fact, I enjoy the sauce so much that when I'm eating it, something inside me feels as though I may have a slight addiction to that green, creamy goodness.

After my companions and I had all finished our meals, the waiter stopped at the table to leave the check. He looked at me, looked at my plate, then curiously looked at me again. Then he asked me a question that servers don't normally ask. And it wasn't in a silly way; it was in a surprised, serious, I-really-need-to-know way.

"Did you lick the plate?"

Now as I said before I really love this dish. And I do everything I can to consume every last drop of that delicious, green nectar from the heavens. But licking the plate? Could he be serious?

I had licked the plate.

But this was a fancy place, so I didn't just pick up the dish and rub my tongue all over it like some nasty barbarian. I was polite. I discreetly rubbed my index finger from one side of the plate to the other, then stuck my entire finger in my mouth to remove my findings. Technically, that's not licking the plate.

I had licked the plate.

"Did you lick the plate?"

I answered, "yes... I used my finger, but... yes."

The waiter smiled. "That's awesome."

 
 


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