The Ugly Table #75

Passive Postcard

First you pull the PC out of your purse (promoting your new business) and lay it next to you on the table.

When I come back, I notice it is laying in the middle of the table.

When I come back a 3rd time, it is laying at the end in the corner (I still have said nothing about the PC, and neither has Ms. Passive).

I come back to give you your bill and the PC is now propped up against the salt & pepper shakers. You still say nothing about the PC or the business you are opening just a few doors down from our restaurant.

When I return you give me your credit card with your business name prominently on the card.

After you leave, still not saying anything about your business, the PC is in the check book with your CC slip and a $4 tip (dinner for two).

Way to promote your business! Good Luck!

Scott L. Ehrisman (c) 2/16/2013



8 comments ↓

#1 grudznick on 02.16.13 at 5:10 pm

I admire your restraint, Mr. E. and wish I could dine at your resturant some day.

#2 Big Guy on 02.16.13 at 6:08 pm

What I would do is introduce myself then complient on your service. Next I would ask if you have heard of (business name). Depends on reply, I would ask you to come and check it out then ask for an opinion. Lastly, I definitely will leave 50% tip to entice you into coming.

Would that work for you? 🙂

#3 OleSlewFoot on 02.17.13 at 10:04 am

Was the business she is opening a restaurant? If so, she was asking you to come over to interview in a very subtle way. It would be rude to your present employer to ask out loud.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 02.17.13 at 1:36 pm

Nope, it is just a ‘shop’. I really do wish her luck, but she is going to have to learn how to be a little more outgoing 🙂 The stuff she is selling won’t sell itself (it’s not a liquor store).

BTW, had to laugh, the mayor came in last night, and the hostess sat him at the ugly table (not intentionally). I totally started cracking up at another table, and they thought I was laughing at them, and I ‘kinda’ explained what I was laughing about. Awkward.

#5 Testor15 on 02.17.13 at 2:06 pm

Maybe SubPrime was hoping it would be one of your your tables.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 02.17.13 at 2:13 pm

Funny, because I was going to take him, but another server already was there. Which was great, because she totally wowed him. Like I have said in the past, I have nothing ‘personal’ against the man, I just disagree with his politics and philosophies.

#7 NPO on 02.18.13 at 2:14 am

did he leave a good tip?

#8 Detroit Lewis on 02.18.13 at 1:00 pm

Not sure. I am sure he did, I have waited on him before.

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