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One-Liner Wednesday – True Story


I’d just finished dining alone when the waiter came to clear my table and ask me if I was ready to pay.

“Will that be all on one bill?” he asked.

Now, to be fair, it’s common practice in Canada when two people are dining together to ask them if they want two separate bills, so he must have been asking out of habit. However, it was all I could do to resist saying, “No, split it down the middle. My imaginary friend will pay half after I leave.”


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

36 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – True Story

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  4. It’s common practice here in the States too for waiters/waitresses to ask a party of two or more whether the bill will be split. But for a party of one…did you ask the waiter whether HE saw someone else sitting there? That’s what I might have done. :>


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  9. Hahaha!! I’d have to bite my tongue to keep from making a sarcastic comment in response to that one!


  10. (*grins*) That is perfect!


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  12. LOL I can imagine your quick, salty wit, Linda! 🙂

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  15. It is funny but it sort of makes you feel, one :his mind is not on the Job! and two: he was just damn rude! 😎

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  17. And what did you reply? But it’s not one line…. I also have posted on One Liner Wednesday a post with at least two lines. LOL


  18. That’s funny, Linda. Reminds me of when you order a 12 piece bucket of fried chicken at the counter, and they ask if you are dining in, or want it “to go” ???? ☺

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  19. That’s funny, Linda. Unless he could see someone else at the table. You know, the way your dog looks behind you and barks, but there’s no one there…or is there ???


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  21. How’s your schizophrenia? Getting better? Ha!


  22. Maybe he thought you were drunk enough to have double vision and he was hoping to con you into paying twice…

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