A group of 10 of us planned to go out for dinner to celebrate a certain victory.
7 of us arrived at the same time, got a table, and ordered drinks. The 8th person came about 10 minutes later.
A couple of the guys in the group decided to order wings as an appetizer while we waited for the last two people.
Twenty minutes pass, the wings are gone, everyone's really hungry, and even the celery sticks that came with the wings are starting to run out fast.
Finally, Joker (named that because he's funny) gets a text from the missing two, whom I'll call Mild-Mannered and Skinny Girl, saying that they'll still be another 15 minutes, and we should go ahead and order.
We do. Our food arrives 5 minutes before Mild-Mannered and Skinny Girl.
No problem. Mild-Mannered and Skinny Girl quickly look over the menu and place their orders.
Their food arrives, and I note with slight confusion that Mild-Mannered ordered ribs and they look to me like pork ribs. I should note here that Mild-Mannered is foreign, and follows a religious belief that generally does not eat pork. This is a widely known fact among the group.
Joker, who is of the same religion, also notes this and says so out-loud.
Mild-Mannered looks confused and asks, "They're beef aren't they?"
"I don't think so" Joker says.
Skinny Girl looks shocked by the suggestion as well.
Most everyone is of the opinion they're pork ribs, so we decide to ask the waitress.
She confirms they're pork.
"She said it was beef," Mild-Mannered says of Skinny Girl.
Our waitress runs off to double-check with the chef while we poke fun at Skinny Girl who apologizes profusely.
"You told me it was beef!" Mild-Mannered teases Skinny Girl. She laughs and turns as red as a tomato.
Mild-Mannered explains he doesn't eat pork, so she asks if he wants to order something else.
He responds, "Yes, but I'll pay for this"
"Oh no, that's not necessary," the waitress counters, "We can void it off."
"But it wasn't your fault," he responds.
"Yes, but if you aren't going to eat it we won't charge you for it," she says.
He kept arguing for paying for it. In the end she did take it off his ticket, but only after some assurance from others in the group that it was normal for this type of situation.
It took a while for Mild-Mannered's second meal to come out. Everyone had finished their food, and we just sat around bullshitting for a while. By the time he was served it was getting late, and some of us had places to be, so he decided to ask for a box to take his food home.
Now I will say that, like most big groups, we were probably annoying to serve. We were all on separate checks, didn't all arrive at the same time, required two tables pushed together, and didn't exactly eat then GTFO.
However, hopefully the fact that Mild-Mannered didn't pitch a fit over the mistake made up for it.
--Ex-Baby Store Slave