How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Diner


“New in town?” Vickie twirls a blonde curl.

“Yeah, last night. Food good here?”

“The steak and eggs are popular.” Vickie leans in, grins. Their eyes connect.

“So—one steak, rare, eggs sunny, and coffee?”

He nods, rubs his palms, and wets his lips.

She returns, “A side of beef for one hungry male.”

His eyes gleam. “Lucky I found this diner.”

“Uh-huh.” Crap no tip, even. This is not a d-i-n-e-r, it’s a restaurant!

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

18 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Diner

  1. I think I waited on him when I was in college. xxx


  2. Cute 😉
    Maybe he thought to give the tip later – in private 🙂


  3. I think he was mistaken, what a schmuck. Well done


  4. Hmmm, sounds like some of the customers in our old restaurant 🙂 Nice job. This looks like fun.


  5. I laughed with the hair curling line which was a great set up for what was to come. By the sounds from other comments, you made this character real. Good writing. 🙂


  6. Hahaha, so which of them is right?


  7. What’s the different between diner and restaurant? in my country, we rarely give tip


  8. thank you for explaining it 🙂


  9. All people should work in food service at some point in their life., if for no other reason, to learn how to be a decent customer and a good tipper. Great story, Tess.


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