She may have seen Five Easy Pieces:
Wait, I’ve made up my mind. I want
a plain omelette, forget the
tomatoes, don’t put potatoes on the
plate, and give me a side of wheat
toast and a cup of coffee.
I’m sorry, we don’t have side
orders of toast. I can give you an
English muffin or a coffee roll.
What do you mean, you don’t have
side orders of toast? You make
sandwiches, don’t you?
Would you like to talk to the
(to the waitress)
You have bread, don’t you, and a
toaster of some kind?
I don’t make the rules.
Okay, I’ll make it as easy for you
as I can. Give me an omelette,
plain, and a chicken salad sandwich
on wheat toast—no butter, no
mayonnaise, no lettuce—and a cup
She begins writing down his order, repeating it
One Number Two, and a chicken sal
san—hold the butter, the mayo,
the lettuce—and a cup of
coffee… Anything else?
Now all you have to do is hold the
chicken, bring me the toast, charge
me for the sandwich, and you
haven’t broken any rules.
You want me to hold the chicken.
Yeah. I want you to hold it between
This seems too obvious.