A couple of weekends ago (seems like months ago, really), as I was heading out of Rehoboth and home to D.C., I stopped at Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries for a burger and Rigby, Idaho, potato fries. I'm sitting at my table, dipping my fries in malt vinegar, watching a cute, older couple enjoy their burgers and fries, when an opportunity for humor presented itself.
For those who haven't been to Five Guys, there's always a box of unshelled peanuts sitting in a box near the cashier. As you stand in line waiting to order or as you're waiting for your burger to grill, you can shell and nosh on goobers.
As with so many before her, in came a woman who proceeded to the line. Looking into a bucket sitting on top of a trash can and completely overlooking the box of unshelled peanuts sitting next to the aforementioned trash can, she turns to the cashier and says, "Do you have nuts?"
If I'd been that cashier, I would have said, "No, but I have a nice rack."
Or, "No, I can't afford the operation, but I'm saving up for it."
Or, "No. Do you?"
How would you reply?
And Happy Memorial Day everyone!