18 November 2008
The Definition of Irony
Sitting in a booth at Denny's in Auburn on Sunday morning, I notice the people in the booth on the other side of us. In particular, I notice the scruffy young man (maybe in his early 20's) wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Gandhi on it.
I think: "that's kinda funny, I don't think I've ever seen a Gandhi t-shirt before."
Minutes later the waitress shows up with the table's order.
(this is where The Funny™ comes in...)
She serves Gandhi Guy last. I have never seen such a huge mountain of Denny's food in my life. I mean literally, the plate was piled HIGH with what looked like hash browns and eggs. THEN... she sets down a SECOND heaping plate of food. Seriously, I can't remember the last time I saw this much food set in front of one person. Of course... as I'm looking at these mountains of food, I realize... Gandhi is just barely peeking over the pile... staring past the food, directly at me with really hungry eyes.
The only way this could have been funnier... if the guy had opened the salt shaker and dumped the whole thing on his food.
Oh! No... wait... funnier: if it had been 14 lbs. of steak.