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Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

At an Italian restaurant, in the area around I-64 and I-170:
I look curiously at the glass of soda the waiter had put in front of me...
"I'm sorry, what is this?" I ask.
"That's your regular Coke"
"Really? I believe I asked for water."
"Oh, that's right, you did. Let me fix that for you."

Same restaurant, maybe 10 minutes later:
"Aaaand here's your glass of Sauvignion Blanc"
"Hmmm, are you sure? That sure looks like a glass of red wine to me!"
"Oh my, you;re right! Let me fix that for you."

Yikes!! We speculated as to whether they guy was high, or just totally out of it.... Maybe he was color-blind or something... or it was just the "luck" of our table to get opposite-colored drinks?

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And on another slightly related note, let me reproduce something I got in the mail recently:

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. (and how many of you feel that that's the *only* time you really have to work on your hair?)

On a bag of Fritos: ..You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special?)

On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be how??...)

On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but, it's "just" a suggestion.)

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (well...duh, a bit late, eh?)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me more time? especially since I can't use the hairdryer while asleep anymore!)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and... I'm taking this because???....)

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to...what? in-between-doors?)

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (no sh*t, sherlock!)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?)

On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." (I don't blame the company. I totally blame the parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chainsaw:"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." (..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

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driving back to urbana in a few minutes... byeee!!!

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