Monday, May 28, 2007

Oh, Nuts!

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!


Gunfighter said...

Yes, I do, but I usually refer to them as balls... they are rather larger than "nuts", you see.

Yes, I do, but, they aren't on the menu.

Um, yes, but my wife doesn't let me daste.

Yes, but paying me to use them is a crime in this state.

Yes, but you don't even know me... yet.

Uh huh... wanna see?

hm-uk said...

No...but I am.

Anonymous said...

Are you from Rigby?

Janet M Kincaid said...

GF: Love 'em all!

HM: Good one!

Anon: Are you asking if I, personally, am from Rigby? Or, are you posing a counter-question to the question "Do you have nuts?"

If the former, no, I'm not from Rigby, but the potatoes they serve at Five Guys are. If the latter, interesting come back...

Sideon said...


OH my, thank you.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Oh, come on, Sid. All you can do is LOL?!? Surely you have a few quips you would have tossed out had you been the one faced with answering that question.... ;-)

Liz said...

"No, but I have a nice rack."


Anonymous said...

No...I am NG's mom in California. I just noticed the Rigby, Idaho comment and wondered. That's where I'm from. A reference to Rigby is not usually seen on a blog. However, the potatos at the restaurant are probably good. I'll have to try it out next time in DC. Thanks. Roeann.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Anon: Hello NG's mom in California! You'll definitely have to try Five Guys the next time you're in town. It's comparable to In-n-Out, which I sorely miss. It always cracks me up that the wipe board in Five Guys says, "Today's potatoes are from Rigby, Idaho." They've probably done more to advance people's geography knowledge than any other fast food/burger chain in the country!

Anonymous said...

I'm as good as there!


Janet M Kincaid said...

Roeann: Well, the next time you're in town, have NG get in touch with me and we'll all go out for Five Guys and Rigby Fries!

Anonymous said...

That will be in September or October. You got it! Gotta go back for the new baby. Yay!!

Janet M Kincaid said...

Roeann: You got it!