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FUNNY WAITER QUOTES

Today we're serving up an order of funny waiter quotes. For our tip, your laughs will be plenty!

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Funny Waiter Quotes ...
FROM TV AND MOVIES

From Fawlty Towers

Mr. Arrad: "Excuse me."

Basil Fawlty: "Yes?"

Mr. Arrad: "Look, we've been waiting here for about half an hour now; I mean, I gave the waiter our order..."

Basil Fawlty: "Oh, him. He's hopeless, isn't he?"

Mr. Arrad: "Yes, well, I don't wish to complain, but when he does bring something he's got it wrong."

Basil Fawlty: "You think I don't know? I mean, you only have to eat here. We have to live with it. I had to pay his fare all the way from Barcelona, but you can't get the staff, you see. It's a nightmare."

From House of Mouse

Max: "Head waiter is the easiest job. All you do is order the penguins around and read the funny menu."

From The Cowboy Way

Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: "And would you care to order wine with your meal?"

Pepper: "Uh, yah, why don't you bring us a bottle of something or other, uh, not too sweet, American."

Waiter: "'American something or other'—yes, sir, an excellent choice. And would you like glasses, or do you prefer to drink directly from the bottle?"

Pepper: "Well, um, glasses I reckon. And, oh, hey, toss a little ice in mine if you would, my good man."

Waiter: "Ice. Certainly, sir. Nothing could surprise me now."

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Humorous Waiter Quotes That Are ...
FUNNY BUT NOT SURE WHY

"I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour."

Nigella Lawson

"The best number for a dinner party is two; myself and a damn good head waiter."

Nubar Gulbenkian

"There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again."

Bill Bryson

"The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters."

Robert Morley


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Funny Waiter Quotes ...
IN JOKE FORM

John was furious when his steak arrived too rare.

"Waiter," he shouted, "Didn't you hear me say 'well done'?"

"I can't thank you enough, sir," replied the waiter. "I hardly ever get a compliment."

A waiter approached the man studying the menu carefully at the fancy restaurant. "May I take your order, sir?" he asked.

"Well, I was wondering how you prepare your chickens." The man replied.

"Oh, it's nothing too special, sir," said the waiter. "We just tell them straight out that they're going to die."

Epitaph for a dead waiter:
"God finally caught his eye."

George S. Kaufman

"With my wife, I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me."

Rodney Dangerfield

"I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.' "

Phyllis Diller

"The age of your children is a key factor in how quickly you are served in a restaurant. We once had a waiter in Canada who said, 'Could I get you your check?' and we answered, 'How about the menus first?'"

Erma Bombeck

 

Funny Quotes About Waiters From ...
CAFE BEYOND

"I went into a French restaurant and asked the waiter, 'Have you got frog's legs?' He said, 'Yes,' so I said, 'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'"

Tommy Cooper

"A cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter."

Morey Amsterdam

"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like."

Lemony Snicket,
      A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope

"[The waiters'] eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet—paté, Whitstable oysters, a sole, filet mignon, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes."

S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge



 

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The Carageenan ControversyCarageenan Carrageenan is a seaweed extract widely used in the food industry, mostly as a thickener and gelling agent. You'll find it in ice cream, cottage cheese, non-dairy milks, jelly, pudding, and infant formula. Some scientists have presented evidence that carrageenan is highly inflammatory and toxic to the digestive tract. Equally respected scientists have detailed the reasons that this evidence is flawed and misleading, concluding that there is no valid reason to ban its use. The Diva dives in on the controversy.
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GP comment:  Probably better to not eat it regularly.

Original Show Pub Date: 19.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  FOOD — 07.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Diet Science

The Skinny on Evaporated Cane Sugar — The health food industry routinely—and intentionally—misuses the terms like "evaporated cane sugar" to allow consumers to incorrectly infer that the ingredient is essentially "sugar cane squeezin's" and better for you than white sugar. Dee McCaffery explains the nuances of cane sugar—and why you should beware the "evaporated" moniker.
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GP comment:  Oh, those rascally corporate foodies, what will they think of next? That said, let's all take personal responsibility for our sugar habits.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  FOOD, ORGANICS — 05.APR.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Food Sleuth Radio

The Benefits of Organic and Grass-Fed — Agricultural nutritionist Chuck Benbrook talks about why organic foods typically have better nutrient profiles than conventional foods; why grass-fed dairy is far superior to grain-fed, regardless or whether it's organic; and why the advent of GMO crop technology has ultimately meant MORE herbicide use, not less.
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GP comment:  My only complaint here is that it was too short!

Original Show Pub Date: 27.Mar.2014

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