We took some friends to a new restaurant and I noticed the
waiter taking our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket.When the busboy brought our water and utensils, he also had a spoon
in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons
in their pockets. This seemed a little strange.When the waiter came back to
serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?' He explained,'Well, the owner hired
a consulting firm to revamp all of our processes. After several months of
analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most
frequently dropped utensil, with a drop
frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If
our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the
kitchen and save three man-hours per shift.'
As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with
his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of
making an extra trip to get it now.' I was impressed. I also noticed that the waiter had a string
hanging out of his fly. Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had a
string hanging from their flies. So before the waiter walked off, I said,
'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right
there?' Lowering his voice. he said, 'Not everyone is so
observant.The consulting firm also determined how we could save time in
the restroom.. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull
it out without touching it and thus, eliminate the need to wash our hands,
shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.
I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you put it
back?' 'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the
others, but I use the spoon.'
this is an old joke but if your as old as i am you might now have heard it for a while. had a great day working a 1st step with a sponsee who has 14yrs clean. just living proof that when your done with one step it's onto the next. stay clean and be good to yourself.