Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The weird divide

I'm looking at the clock, and it's 12:12. I'm still in bed. I have a cold that won't go away, so I figured I'd sleep all morning long and see if that helped. It might have. I may sleep all afternoon just to be sure though.

But that's beside the point*. I bring it up because it reminded me of lunch the other day. When my friend and I had finished, our server brought the bill.

Friend: Hmm. Our bill came to $24.24.

Me: That's interesting. Let's just have him split it.

Friend: Ok.

Me: You take the first twenty-four, and I'll take the second.

Friend: . . .












*Unless the point was to try and get sympathy. Which it might have been. Come on. Give it up.

10 comments:

Boxer said...

I see your cold medicine has kicked in.

Amber said...

that cold seems to be going around - i hope you feel better soon and i'm DEFINITELY using that line next time i go out to eat with someone

Michelle said...

no sympathy for the bill:)...but plenty for you being so sick...I've managed to fair really well so far this winter with only a mild cold maybe two times...

Soup!!! and more soup...even if it's just chicken bouillon cubes, one or two in a cup of hot water...does make a diff. I did that for Giovanni when he was really sick. Like, in the hospital for 11 days sick he was. Lingered on a bit after he came out and was back in NY.

Take care:) Soup!

Anonymous said...

you poor bastard. good call on the bill.

Manuel said...

mint!

get well soon old chap.....and eh now that I think about it who got the tip? eh?

Big Shamu said...

Very nice on the bill. I like quick thinkers.

BSH ADMIN said...

I never get sick, so your illness actually makes me jealous (I BET YOU'RE WATCHING ELLEN RIGHT NOW) and totally unsympathetic.

AnoMALIE said...

aw, well, I hope you get better, Minnow! (see, whenever I'm sick, I tend to eat the spiciest food on the face of the planet... but seeing as how you're not Mexican, that might backfire on you)

And quit being a cheapskate, yo! (haha, look who's talking!)

Manuel said...

hmmmmmm no answer.....I see then....

Native Minnow said...

Manuel, we ended up splitting it the right way, and we tipped the right way too.