A group of 8 came in, and were seated near us. They provided the entertainment for the evening. Mrs. Grumpy knows it's a bad sign when I start taking notes.
They'd never had Thai food before, and found the menu befuddling. One lady asked where the hamburger section of the menu was. Another was under the impression that all Thai food was like the Thai chicken pizza he gets at California Pizza Kitchen, and began arguing with the wattress about "how come you don't have pizza! You're a Thai restaurant for Pete's sake!"
After a woman at one end of the table ordered something, the waitress asked if she wanted rice or noodles with it. The woman, I swear, said "Um, I don't like either. Can I get some Doritos instead?"
But the best part came when their conversation turned to healthy eating. One woman wanted to know why no one had invented a pill that blocks caffeine. That way you could have a Coke, and take this pill, and not have the effects of caffeine. Obviously, drinking caffeine-free Coke was too complex for her.
AND THEN I heard the name of one of my stroke patients. It was something like this:
"How's Phil doing?"
"Oh, he's okay. You know how Phil is. He's just ignoring advice and trying to do this on his own."
"I thought he was in rehab?"
"He is, and those idiot doctors are doing physical therapy and other stuff, like that's going to help. I went by and gave him a bunch of info on how all he really needs to do is take some vitamin B6 and ginger tea to get his left side working again, but he won't listen to me. He acts like these doctors know what they're doing."
I'll swing by and see Phil on Monday.