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A Date With a Grocery Cashier

My date was muttering to herself again.

“Something on your mind?” I asked.

She looked up bashfully. “It’s just… They’re overcharging pretty severely for these meals. Based on the ingredient prices, anyways.”

“Think you could take off your Grocery Cashier apron for tonight?”

She sighed. “Sorry. This is my curse…”

This story was based on a title suggested by @Lost_inthe_Void.


“I won’t recommend seafood dishes anymore,” the waiter explains. “It has landed me in hot water too many times before.”

“Oh?” I say. “Do people really get upset with you when they don’t like your suggestions?”

“I mean literal hot water,” he says sardonically, clicking his lobster claws.

This story was based on the prompt “won’t recommend” at TypeTrigger.


“Hello, nurse.”

“Good morning!”

“What’s on the menu today?”

“Appendix removal with side salad is on special, and Doctor Jones is whipping up his homemade double bypass.”

“Sounds wonderful, but I’m on a budget today. I’ll take a half-order of hip replacement, please.”

“Certainly. Don’t forget to tip your orderly!”

This story is based on a title suggested by @Invariel.

Try Thirty-Seven

“How long do you think it’s been since the waitress last stopped by our table?”

“I dunno. Twelve minutes?”

“Wrong. Try nineteen.”

“Wow, really? Nineteen minutes?”

“Nope. Try thirty-seven.”

“It definitely hasn’t been thirty-seven minutes.”

“True. You don’t have to keep guessing the numbers I’m suggesting.”

“…I hate this game.”

My Favourite Restaurant

“You know what I don’t understand? People who go to restaurants alone.”

“I go to restaurants alone.”

“I know. And I don’t understand you.”

“But you love me anyways, right?”

“Love is such a strong word…”

“Well I was going to tip you well tonight, but now…”

The waitress laughed.