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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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The spoon

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 strange. 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 about 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."

"After you get it out, how do you put it back?"

"Well," he whispered, "I don't know about the other waiters, but I use the
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haha, thats funny! if i ever see a waiter w/a spoon in his pocket i'm gonna walk out laughing!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 07:38 PM
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And all 3 ideas are good ones. Except when drop the spoon.
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I don't get it

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I don't get it
Figures j/k

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hahahaha, nice try. Everyone knows men age like wine and women age like milk. It's a scientific fact!!
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